Tag Archives: Washington Nationals

Weekly Hit Ground Ball: Head-first hurts

There’s no doubt that the all-action head-first slide looks good; it gives the impression of a player going all out to try to be safe regardless of any risk to his body. It’s not a smart way to play the game though

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Offseason so far: NL East

Our review of the offseason so far moves onto the National League

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Rounding the Bases: Deals completed with more on the way

Catching up on the MLB transaction news ahead of the Winter Meetings

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Weekly Hit Ground Ball: Teams on a charge

Teams firmly on course for the playoffs

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Box Office Bryce

Bryce Harper came to the attention of most baseball fans when he was labelled “Baseball’s Chosen One” on the front cover of Sports Illustrated as a 16 year old

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Peralta’s pine tar problem

Davey Johnson helped the umpires catch Joel Peralta with pine tar in his glove, but how will Johnson’s players – and Peralta’s former teammates – view his actions?

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Pujols booed and Rivera suffers from the closer curse

It’s already been a dramatic week in MLB, from the high of Jered Weaver’s no-hitter to the low of Mariano Rivera’s knee injury

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Weekly Hit Ground Ball: The riddle of Riggleman’s resignation

After experiencing the optimism of the Nationals’ game against the Seattle Mariners on Thursday evening, Jim Riggleman’s resignation was all the more shocking

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Saturday’s early MLB games: Three interleague contests to enjoy

Friday showed that you only need one early MLB game to make for an enjoyable evening. We’ve got three to look forward to on Saturday

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MLB on 5 Live Sports Extra: Giants at Nationals

This evening’s game on BBC 5 Live Sports Extra is a clash from the U.S. capital. Nat Coombs and Josh Chetwynd will be on air from 18.00 with first pitch set for 18.35

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