Washington’s four-game sweep of the St. Louis Cardinals in the National League Championship Series gave the Nationals six full days off before the franchise begins play in its first World Series. The League
They watched in all corners of the country, Brian Schneider and Jamey Carroll in Florida, Chad Cordero and Nick Johnson in California, Gary Bennett in the heartland outside Chicago, certainly others elsewhere.
The Washington Nationals don’t care what anybody thinks. Their motto might be: “I don’t need a second opinion. I like mine just fine.” Baseball’s smartest minds, often with letters such as P, H and D their
The Washington Nationals’ coaching staff is drawing interest from teams searching for a new manager. Third base coach Bob Henley and first base coach Tim Bogar have been in the mix for specific openings,
NEW YORK — The postponement of Wednesday night’s scheduled Game 4 of the American League Championship Series on account of rain is no big deal on a surface-level — a delay of 24 hours, with the game now
It’s not that he didn’t want to be there, on a stage atop the infield at Nationals Park late Tuesday night, as the manager who brought the city of Washington its first pennant since 1933. Of course he
It ended as these games end, with a pile of humanity in the middle of a diamond, and that’s the image these Washington Nationals will hang on walls throughout the city. But at the bottom of that pile night
What the Washington Nationals have done this season is like going into your backyard with a spade to plant petunias and, instead, striking oil. Their appointment with the World Series, just 14 days after
The Washington Nationals punched their first-ever ticket to the World Series Tuesday night when they completed their sweep of the St. Louis Cardinals with a 7-4 win in Game 4. What an incredible year has
The Washington Nationals’ bullpen began buzzing in the middle innings. On the mound, starter Stephen Strasburg, had found his groove and the other pitchers, the ones paid to do the same job, tried to out
These poor St. Louis Cardinals, with their 11 World Series championships and overwhelmed ballclub. They arrived in Washington with both an 0-2 hole and one last, legitimate hope, young right-hander Jack
The Nationals and their fans have been chomping along to “Baby Shark” since shortly after reserve outfielder Gerardo Parra made the children’s tune his walk-up song, in honor of his 2-year-old daughter,
Scott Allen’s excellent Oct. 11 D.C. Sports Bog column, “Ghosts of baseball playoffs past,” was illuminating; however, he omitted a key factor about Game 5 seven years ago. The Nationals blew a 6-0 lead.
As the Philadelphia Phillies conduct their search for a new manager, three-time National League Manager of the Year Dusty Baker will reportedly be interviewed by the team. Per Mark Gonzales of the Chicago
Across all of baseball this summer, pitchers turned in a batting average of .128, hardly a threat. Across these playoffs, the Washington Nationals’ rotation is turning every single batter it faces — be
The meeting convened in the depths of the stadium, in the office of Harrisburg hitting coach Brian Rupp. It was early July, and Michael A. Taylor was playing center field for the Class AA Senators. He