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From the Windy City to the beach

The Nationals did it again! Another series win, this time at Chicago, makes it four series in a row, and five of the last six the Nats have either won or split. This is the second straight year the Nats have won 2 of 3 at Wrigley Field, one of baseball's toughest road stops, so that's a nice feather in the Nats' cap. Speaking

Run through the bag at first base, but run foul

I've been announcing Major League Baseball since 1984, and I always seem to learn something new about this fascinating game. Often it's something you see every day, but hardly notice. Wednesday night against the Rockies, Nyjer Morgan beat out a fourth-inning bunt leading off, and we were all primed for an exciting inning with our "agitator" on first base. But, wait a minute, home

Character counts

With a record of 4-5 coming off a 3-3 road trip, it's obvious the Nats are a different ballclub in several ways, from clubhouse character to improved performance on the field. There were at least two wins on the trip to New York and Philadelphia that probably wouldn't have happened last year. The Thursday thing is looking good as the Nationals have beaten the

One out of three vs the Phillies - we'll take it!

Thursday was a good day at Nationals Park, with outstanding relief pitching as the NL champions managed only two hits after the fifth inning. Brian Bruney and Matt Capps did what they're being paid to do this season: set up and close a game and walk off the field shaking hands. There is absolutely no doubt that the bullpen will be better this year,

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