A few of your favorite Nationals shared their 2010 World Series predictions with Nats Buzz over the past few days. If others trickle in later today or tonight, we’ll be sure to add them here. But as of now, it’s tied between the Rangers and Giants. Collin Balester picked the National League team from his home state, while Craig Stammen and Drew Storen both picked
On November 10th, the Nationals will unveil their new uniforms during an exclusive fashion show featuring players Tyler Clippard, Ian Desmond, Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez, Drew Storen, Ryan Zimmerman and Jordan Zimmermann. The invitation-only affair will be held from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. in the Stars and Stripes Club at Nationals Park. Guests will enjoy a pre-show cocktail reception and an opportunity to mingle with players
A little play on campaign season there. We’ll spare you the commercials and fundraising emails. Vote for Zimmerman for the 2010 Heart and Hustle Award! Each year, the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association votes on one winner among the 30 nominees representing each club. Zimmerman has represented the Nationals in both 2009 and 2010, but he needs your votes. Fan voting will represent 5%
Can you name every player in the Nats’ Opening Day lineup since baseball returned to Washington? Want to prove it? Fellow Nats blogger Harper at Nationals Baseball posted a link to this quiz today on Sporkle. It asks you to name every Opening Day starter from 2005-2010 in eight minutes for a possible 60 points. For what it’s worth, I scored 52 out of 60,
On Friday, the Washington Post Express newspaper published its Best of 2010 list, naming Stephen Strasburg the “best offseason acquisition” of 2010. That category is a bit misleading, since Strasburg was signed in the summer of 2009, but we’ll take it, right? Ben’s Chili Bowl at Nationals Park was also named “Best Stadium Food.” The Best of 2010 awards were decided by two rounds of
The Nationals are once again holding a pumpkin carving contest this fall. The lucky winner will receive an official game-worn Adam Dunn jersey! All you have to do is carve something Nats-related into a pumpkin and send the team a photo of your creation. Photos should be 720 x 486 pixels in size and no larger than 1MB. More contest information is available on Nationals.com.
On November 9th, the Smithsonian will host New York Times bestselling author Jane Leavy to discuss her new book, “The Last Boy: Mickey Mantle and the End of America’s Childhood.” Former Senators slugger Frank Howard will be among the special guests invited to speak about Mantle at Baird Auditorium in the National Museum of Natural History at 7 p.m. on that Tuesday evening. He will
Recently, Ryan Zimmerman and Stephen Strasburg were named as finalists for Washington D.C.’s Power 30 Under 30 Awards. The Power 30 Under 30 Awards honor outstanding individuals under the age of 30 who have achieved extraordinary success. Young leaders are recognized in Arts, Entertainment, & Media, Business, Community Service, Politics, Science & Technology and Sports. Both Zimmerman, 26, and Strasburg, 22, were nominated in the
Now through December 3rd, Nats fans can show support for Ryan Zimmerman, Stephen Strasburg and Nyjer Morgan by voting in the annual This Year in Baseball Awards. You watch your Gold Glove third baseman make sparking defensive plays night after night at Nationals Park and on MASN. Make sure he gets selected as “Defensive Player of the Year” by voting here. Stephen Strasburg is also
As you already know, free agent reliever/movie star Owen Wilson will join the Nationals bullpen this winter when his new movie, “How Do You Know” hits theaters on December 17th. Reese Witherspoon, Jack Nicholson, Paul Rudd also star in the romantic comedy. The film’s website is now available at www.howdoyouknow-movie.com. On the website, you can sign up to receive updates about the film, view digital
The D.C. Chaper of the Internet Baseball Writer’s Association has announced award winners for the 2010 season. You can read more about the voting and see answers to a postseason poll among internet writers on the DC-IBWA website. This year’s winners include: Goose Goslin Most Valuable Player (Player most valuable to the success of the Washington Nationals): 1st: Ryan Zimmerman (2nd consecutive year) 2nd: Adam
On Tuesday, the Racing Presidents will help to promote fire safety at the Fire Prevention Fair at FEMA Headquarters in Washington D.C. Abe, George, Tom and Teddy will be on hand from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. to help promote valuable tips for updating and maintaining home smoke alarms. FEMA and the National Fire Prevention Association are hosting the fair which runs from 10:00 a.m.
Throughout the season, the Washington Nationals participated in countless community service events in the Washington D.C. metro area. They brought joy to children in hospitals and schools, cleaned up the environment, made packages for troops overseas and visited wounded soldiers at Walter Reed. They also helped with blood drives, youth baseball clinics and food banks, and raised money to find cures for multiple sclerosis and