Before Tuesday's game against the Braves, Johnny got the chance to talk to the Nats' newest reliever Collin Balester. In the interview, Johnny asked Collin about the differences between the Major and Minor leagues and also, the difference between being a starter or reliever. He then got Collin's thoughts on how far the Nationals have come since he was last with them.
On Stephen Strasburg's 22nd birthday he was sitting in the dugout in Cincinnati preparing for his start Wednesday against the Reds. This time last year, he was still an unsigned, first overall pick of the Nationals. It's been a wild ride for Strasburg in his first year in the Majors. Check out Johnny's recap of Strasburg's rise to Major League stardom.
Now that the All-Star break is over and the Nats kicked off the second half of the season with a W over the Fish in Miami, I want to take a few minutes to answer some emails from you Nats viewers - I always welcome you touching base with me any time you choose. Jerry from College Park wanted my assessment of Nats first
Nationals manager Jim Riggleman, who grew up in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., has spent 36 years in professional baseball. His family still resides in the area and he believes Washington is the right place for him to end his career in baseball. Riggleman attended Frostburg State and has gone on to manage the San Diego Padres, Chicago Cubs and Seattle Mariners before being
Washington, D.C. has seen a heat wave over the last few days so Johnny asked Nationals utility man Willie Harris how the heat would impact him, if at all. Harris said he doesn't mind the heat because he grew up in Georgia and prefers to be hot rather than cold, comparing this summer's weather this past winter. Harris also touched on his current role
Congratulations to Matt Capps who is heading to Anaheim next week for the annual Midsummer classic. As the old saying goes, it couldn't happen to a nicer guy. Capps is first class all the way. The pride and joy of Douglasville, Georgia, now in his first full season with Washington has done everything Manager Jim Riggleman has asked of him coming out of the