The greatness of baseball (Updated)

Update: During the August 15 game against the Diamondbacks, Rob Dibble offered the following on-air statement to MASN viewers: "...To anybody that does not know me that was offended, or took offense with what I said in my weak attempt to be humorous during a down time during the game, I truly apologize. That's not truly how I feel about any baseball fan -- men, ... read more

Sitting down with Ross Detwiler

Ross Detwiler is a 24-year-old left-handed pitcher drafted in the first round of the 2007 MLB Draft. He is back from offseason hip surgery and in the Nats' rotation. He and Rob Dibble sat down to discuss a variety of topics including the health of his hip, the impact of catcher Ivan Rodriguez and the young staff of the Washington Nationals, now and in ... read more

Defending the double steal

After the Atlanta Braves pulled off a perfect double steal against the Nationals, Rob Dibble takes a look at how to defend against it. Watch the video below as the former Major Leaguer talks with Nationals third base coach Pat Listach to provide an in-depth breakdown of how to prevent a successful double steal. Álvarez, Dariel García, Jason Jiménez, Ubaldo Liranzo, Jesús Peña, Francisco ... read more

Guzman making the most of his position switch

Cristian Guzman has always been a solid switch-hitter when he's healthy. This season, Guzman is hitting .287 and helping rookie shortstop Ian Desmond transition to the Major Leagues. In addition to being a mentor and switch-hitter, Guzman is working on switching his position from shortstop to second base, and occasionally right field. Rob asked Guzman his thoughts on Desmond and playing second base. ... read more

One man's memory of George Steinbrenner

You've probably heard that George Steinbrenner passed away this morning at the age of 80. I wanted to share with you some of my thoughts from being able to meet and interview him over the years to just being able to hear how he impacted so many people's lives, including my own. I met Mr. Steinbrenner some 20 years ago, first as a player ... read more

Talking Strasburg with Steve McCatty

Prior to Stephen Strasburg's start against the Atlanta Braves, Rob got the opportunity to sit down with Nats' pitching coach Steve McCatty to talk Strasburg and his development so far as a Major Leaguer. Rob also got the opportunity to ask McCatty what Strasburg did wrong in his last start against the Royals. Watch to see what his weaknesses were, that way you can ... read more

Should Stephen Strasburg be an NL All-Star?

The question will get more legs as we get closer to the final picking of The NL All-Star team around July 9, but this is what some MLB managers are saying right now... Minnesota Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said he would not be in favor of Strasburg making the NL All-Star squad. His argument is that he feels you would have to leave someone ... read more

A catching demonstration from a future Hall of Famer

Ivan Rodriguez is off to a great start at the plate with the Nats, hitting .367 with 15 RBI. But the job Pudge has done behind the plate has been just as impressive. The future Hall of Fame catcher gives Rob Dibble a demonstration of how body positioning plays a major role in his defensive success, and talks about how important it is for ... read more