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Blueberry-Rosemary Breakfast Pudding - The Washington Post

This is simple to put together and not too sweet, even with that last sprinkling of sugar.<p>Make Ahead: The assembled bread pudding needs to rest in the refrigerator, covered, for at least 1 hour and up to overnight.<p>Servings:<p>4 - 6<p>When you scale a recipe, keep in mind that cooking times and …

Jayson Werth’s first hit of the season propels Nats to 4-2 win against the Marlins

A player’s first hit of the season should carry no extra significance, especially when he is in his 14th major league campaign. But when that first hit comes in the fourth game of the season, after an 0-for-13 start for a soon-to-be-37-year-old outfielder, it undoubtedly feels better than most. On …

Senators drafted Chris Speier at 18; Dusty Baker brought him to Washington at 65

Last fall, after two years out of baseball looked all but certain to grow to three, Chris Speier accepted that his time had passed. Old connections weren’t returning his calls and texts. No one had a place for a veteran of 19 seasons as a player and nearly that many as a coach. Speier told his wife …

Baseball

Bryce Harper debuts signature cleat and new walk-up song

Bryce Harper showed off his National League MVP award and received a key to the city from D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser before Thursday’s home opener at Nationals Park. Harper also debuted his fancy new signature cleat from Under Armour for the occasion.<p><i>[Harper has the key to the city. What’s the key to</i> …

Baseball

Ryan Zimmerman Field dedicated in Southwest D.C.

Snow was falling in southwest D.C. Saturday morning, but if Capitol Hill Little League players had wanted to play a game or two, they wouldn’t have had to worry about field conditions. Ryan Zimmerman Field, at the Randall Recreation Center a few blocks from Nationals Park, has a new turf field. Its …

Herbert Hoover named new Nationals racing president

The mystery surrounding the newest racing president has been solved — Herbert Hoover will become the latest president to lace ’em up at Nationals Park.<p>The 31st President of the United States will race alongside George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and William …

Bryce Harper has the key to the city. What’s the key to keeping him a National?

It was a ceremony, and one not many people noticed Thursday afternoon because Nationals Park was still filling up. But Mayor Muriel Bowser stood before a microphone on the field and presented a key to the city to Bryce Harper. Shake hands. Smile for the photo. Job well done.<p>“What an honor to get …

Filmmaking

Meet the Nationals’ 25 millionth fan, who was named after a Mets pitcher

Jesse McCormick and his dad, Brian, walked through the center field gate at Nationals Park on Thursday around 3 p.m. when they were approached by a Nationals employee. Moments later, the father and son from Alexandria were flanked by the Racing Presidents and showered with confetti. Nationals Chief …

Stephen Strasburg becomes Nationals’ all-time strikeout leader

ATLANTA — When Stephen Strasburg struck out Braves starter Bud Norris in the third inning of Wednesday’s 3-1 win, it was his 904th career strikeout, most by any pitcher in Nationals’ history.<p>“It’s pretty cool,” Strasburg said. “I don’t know how long it will last. But yeah, it’s cool to get the ball …

Dusty Baker’s philosophies on defense and shifting

VIERA, Fla. — One of the biggest tenets of Dusty Baker’s baseball philosophy is simple: “It’s hard to play on my team if you can’t catch.” Baker takes immense pride in good defense, and the Nationals could improve in that area following an average — at best — showing in the field in 2015.<p>“If you …

Jordan Zimmermann has found a soft landing place with Detroit Tigers

LAKELAND, Fla. — The sight, at first, is jarring. Jogging off the practice fields here, Jordan Zimmermann is wearing a navy Detroit Tigers shirt with the distinctive Old English “D,” his cleats trimmed in bright orange. This feels a long way from the Nationals’ spring training camp in Viera.<p>But …

Ian Desmond’s ex-Nats teammates wish him well as Rangers’ left fielder

VIERA, Fla. — Few players have been entwined with the fabric of the Washington Nationals like Ian Desmond. He was drafted by the Montreal Expos in 2004 and remained in the organization until 2015, his final season before free agency, blossoming into an all-star, a beloved teammate and serving as …

Another Nats picture day, another picture of Jayson Werth staring into the void

“The rest of the world can get along the best it doesn’t know how with the old four seasons — Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter,” Benjamin De Casseres wrote in his 1920 New York Times hymn to the National Pastime. “Here in America we have five seasons — Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter and the …

Dusty Baker thinks Bronson Arroyo ‘has some miles left in him’

VIERA, Fla. — Bronson Arroyo took the mound at Space Coast Stadium Monday with a little more grey gleaming out of that long blonde hair, and a little more doubt in onlookers’ minds, than existed there the last time he took a major league mound in a stadium, nearly two years ago.<p>One inning on a …

Sean Burnett will battle for bullpen role after second Tommy John surgery

VIERA, Fla. — Sean Burnett had a feeling his left arm wasn’t right beginning in August 2012. “You pitch long enough and you know,” he said. Yet, Burnett didn’t want an MRI exam; he wanted to keep pitching. “The less you know, the better,” he said.<p>Burnett was in the midst of one of his best seasons …

Baseball

The Nationals have gone from luxurious to practical, and that’s not a bad thing

The Nationals continue spring workouts as new Manager Dusty Baker puts names to faces, charms fans and roams the fields of Viera, Fla.<p>The Nationals continue spring workouts as new Manager Dusty Baker puts names to faces, charms fans and roams the fields of Viera, Fla.<p>VIERA, Fla. — You know better …

Kansas City Royals

Strasburg makes a triumphant return as Nationals top Braves, 3-1

The Washington Nationals’ vaunted rotation, the backbone of the roster, is finally whole again. After a three-week stint on the disabled list with neck spasms, Stephen Strasburg returned rejuvenated. He no longer needed to push through any nicks and bruises. The time away allowed him to recover and …

Baseball

How the Nationals are making their park feel like a Virginia-Virginia Tech game for a night

Wednesday is College Rivalry Day at Nationals Park, a celebration of the ACC rivalry between Virginia and Virginia Tech that will be reflected in the game presentation, entertainment and even the food and beverage offerings in the stadium. It’s just a coincidence that the Cavaliers will be playing …

College Sports

Nats give fans a sneak peek of the Jayson Werth Chia Pet

I’m on Snapchat for the same reason I’m on Periscope, which is out of a fear of missing out when D.C.’s sports teams reveal cool things — such as new alternate jerseys — on apps that make me feel increasingly uncool. The kids call it FOMO.<p>On Tuesday, the Nationals shared photo and video from …

Star Wars Day

What turned the sky red over Nats Park? That’s a cloud question, bro.

If you’re hoping to see weird weather while at a baseball game, Tuesday night was the night for you. While the Nats and Braves were in a rain delay, an apocalyptic thunder storm chased fans into the concourses (and bathrooms) and prompted insanity in the skies. The Post’s Jonathan Newton took this …

High Level

Top of the Nationals order starting to settle in

Much of the Washington Nationals offensive success in the summer of 2014 came because the top of their order created. Denard Span led off, worked counts and got hits. Anthony Rendon followed, worked counts and moved runners. The rest of the lineup got chances because of it.<p>Injuries disrupted that …

Nationals mourn passing of bench coach Randy Knorr’s wife

Kimberly Knorr, wife of Washington Nationals bench coach and organization staple Randy Knorr, has passed away. The team shared the unexpected news in a statement after the team’s 3-1 rain-delayed win over the Atlanta Braves.<p>Nationals General Manager Mike Rizzo said the following in the statement …

Back in the bullpen, Tanner Roark provides the Nationals strong relief

For the first time in more than a month, when the phone rang in the Washington Nationals’ bullpen Tuesday night, the call was for right-hander Tanner Roark.<p>Roark entered the Nationals’ 3-1 win over the Atlanta Braves in the sixth inning. He inherited a 3-0 lead from Stephen Strasburg, who made his …

Disability

Nationals reinstate Stephen Strasburg, option Joe Ross to Class AAA Syracuse

An off-day came and went, a morning bustled by, and by 3:3o p.m. Tuesday, the Nationals still had not announced a starter for the evening’s series opener against the Braves. Stephen Strasburg seemed likely to return from the 15-day disabled list after a successful 71-pitch rehab outing last week, …

Bryce Harper sets NL all-star voting record

On Tuesday, Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper set the all-time, single-season National League voting record for the All-Star Game with 9,224, 370 votes — and counting.<p>Harper bested the previous record of 7,621,370, set by San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey in 2012, with more than …

Wilson Ramos homers off two different Rays position players in Nats’ rout

“Anytime a position player pitches, it’s always a strange game,” Clint Robinson told MASN’s Dan Kolko after going 4 for 5 with a towering home run in the Nationals’ 16-4 rout of the Rays on Tuesday.<p>Robinson would know. The first baseman-outfielder made his major league pitching debut on May 12, in …

Washingtonian magazine reminds us that when it comes to racing presidents, it’s all about Teddy

In case you were wondering, Teddy Roosevelt’s popularity isn’t going away anytime soon. Even with the introduction of William Howard Taft to the mix, creating a rather bloated five-man rotation, the fascination with the mascot version of the 26th president of the United States continues to boggle …

Trea Turner is finally home with the Nationals at Harrisburg

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Even though he long knew he was headed to the Nationals once he reached his one-year anniversary with the Padres, Trea Turner wasn’t officially told until after Saturday’s game. He went 1 for 4 for Class AA San Antonio and was called into the Manager Jamie Quirk’s office. He was …

Stephen Strasburg looks comfortable in rehab start with Harrisburg

HARRISBURG, PA. – Washington Nationals officials had one goal for Stephen Strasburg in his initial minor-league rehabilitation outing Wednesday: Get through it in good health. Pitching for the Class AA Harrisburg Senators, Strasburg achieved that, allowing one earned run on four hits with six …

Nationals pound out 23 hits in 16-4 rout of Rays

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Slow-working starters like Tampa Bay right-hander Alex Colome are not usually the kind of pitchers teams like to face on nights like Tuesday, when a night game will be followed by a late flight home, when a game the next day leaves no time to catch up on sleep after a …