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Greta Van Fleet

It’s been roughly a year since the last time I covered a Greta Van Fleet concert. Much has changed for the band during that time. For starters, they are no longer playing smaller venues, such as DC9. In fact, this time around they played back-to-back nights at the 9:30 Club — with both nights selling out in a matter of minutes. And clearly playing in front of larger crowds has only increased the confidence levels of the boys in the […]

Patience With Wizards President Ernie Grunfeld Is Running Low

For the first time in more than a quarter century, a professional sports franchise in one of the big four leagues located in Washington, D.C. brought home a championship. While a team needs an abundance of luck to accomplish such a remarkable feat, there’s more to it than that. Closing your eyes, crossing your fingers, and praying that some sort of divine intervention bails you out at the 11th hour doesn’t really constitute much of a plan. Unless, of course, if […]

Bryce Harper electrifies hometown crowd in Home Run Derby win

With all eyes on D.C. for All Star weekend, Washington Nationals slugger Bryce Harper delivered the goods — winning the 2018 Home Run Derby in dramatic fashion. Harper started slowly in the final round, before heating up with nine homers in his final 50 seconds to edge out Chicago Cubs outfielder Kyle Schwarber with his final swing of the bat.

Max Scherzer is really good at baseball

Simply put, the Washington Nationals will take their chances against any opponent when Max Scherzer takes to the mound. And if that opponent happens to be the 21-51 Baltimore Orioles, so be it. Scherzer allowed two solo homers while striking out nine batters in seven innings, which was more than enough to seal the deal against one of Major League Baseball’s biggest doormats. Outfielder Juan Soto smashed a two-run double, newcomer Kelvin Herrera pitched a scoreless eighth inning and closer […]

The Powerful Redemption of These Washington Capitals

Say it once more with feeling—the Washington Capitals are the Stanley Cup champions. If it feels like the powers that be will have to pry the Stanley Cup from Alex Ovechkin’s cold, dead hands a year from now, that’s because most of us felt like this day would never come. While plenty of locals jumped on the bandwagon during the team’s magical postseason run, diehards know nothing has ever been guaranteed when it comes to this franchise. In order to […]

Steven Strasburg exits early, so does Nats’ chances of a win

Starting pitcher Steven Strasburg lasted just two innings before leaving the game due to tightness in his shoulder. The Washington Nationals can only hold their breath now and hope for a speedy recover for their ace. In the meantime, they are going to need a better all-around performance than this from those players who are healthy and remain in the lineup. It’s also worth noting that allowing the San Francisco Giants to rack up 15 hits and nine runs isn’t […]

How to Be a Bandwagon Caps Fan

The main reason the Washington Capitals have always been my favorite sports franchise is that the vast majority of people reading this didn’t care about them when I was growing up. My father worked with a guy who had a second job at the old Caps Arena, and because the building was almost never full back in those days, Tommy would regularly call us up and say, “If you guys can get here before the puck drops in 45 minutes, […]