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Trying to work in tandem

As announcers always say, "The baseball season is a marathon, not a sprint." It's a long, grueling, 180-day, 162-game grind that exposes teams and players who are short on the ability to go the distance. Then, if you go to the playoffs, it's anywhere from one to four more weeks of hard work. If you win the World Series it's forgotten, but only one

Interleague play not easy for NL

When Major League Baseball decided to match the American and National Leagues with interleague play in 1997, three things were supposed to happen. First, baseball fans would love it - seeing teams that never would have met, now getting together in meaningful regular season games. On that count, they were right and it appears interleague is here to stay. Second, the NL clubs would

Time to take advantage

The Nats arrived at their hotel here in Cleveland at 2:30 this morning (Friday), wide awake and with renewed energy after their first sweep of the season. Before we get too carried away, it was the worst offensive team in the league, the Pirates; but when you win games you're supposed to win at the major league level, you can pad your win total,

Nats back home and here he comes!

It was a quiet bus trip to the Houston airport and a quiet flight home after Thursday's hard-to-take loss at Minute Maid Park, where the Nats dropped 3 out of 4 to the Astros. None of us expected a 3-7 road trip, so it's great to be back home, possibly for the most important homestand in the Nationals' brief history. First order of business,

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