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National League baseball at its best

There were no slugfests, no double digit scores, no walk-off hits or homers, but the Nationals’ series win over the first-place Braves this week was crisp, fundamental and exciting baseball the way both leagues used to play. They were the kind of games Jim Riggleman talks about frequently, calling it “clean” baseball with good pitching, solid defense and enough timely hitting to take two

Bumpy road gets a little smoother

When the Nationals landed in Milwaukee at 6:00 p.m. Central Time Thursday evening, serious storms were blowing in. A minute before landing, the chartered jet took a hit from turbulent air and dipped suddenly, only to recover and land safely. Once out of the plane and on our short walk to the buses, we marveled at eerie black and gray skies that were about

Strasburg reflects on his time in the Majors so far

Before the All-Star break, Bob Carpenter got the chance to sit down with Stephen Strasburg and talk about his Major League experience so far. In the interview, Bob and Stephen talked about a few of his starts and what it’s like to be a part of the Washington Nationals. Also, watch to find out what Tony Gwynn meant to Stephen’s career and what he learned

The Nats’ status at the break

With the All-Star break upon us, it’s a good time to look back on the first half of the season, speculate on the second half and evaluate our Nationals at this important juncture of the season. Satchel Paige once said, “Don’t look back. Someone might be gaining on you!” I believe you have to look back before you can look ahead. April was solid

Home is where the success is

When a young Judy Garland tapped her ruby slippers together, closed her eyes and muttered over and over, ‘There’s no place like home,” little did she know she was establishing the mantra for Major League Baseball teams decades later. As we head into the Fourth of July weekend, guess how many National League teams have winning records on the road? Drum roll ... How

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