Category : nationals

caps complete their annual postseason meltdown

(photo by Greg Fiume) This is why we can’t have nice things. It really doesn’t matter which D.C. sports team you root for these days. They all end in heartbreak and disappointment. Long-time fans of the Washington Capitals know that this franchise has never really done well in the postseason. Whether we’re talking about multiple overtime games or going up three games to one in a series and being unable to finish off an opponent on the ropes, the Caps […]

spending father’s day with the nationals

(photo by Brian Murphy) Yes, the Washington Nationals were swept by the New York Yankees over the weekend. And yes, there were way more fans of the opposing team at Nats Park than any D.C. sports fan would care to see in one of their local venues. But honestly, it doesn’t matter. There are roughly 100 games left on the schedule and even after this temporary setback, the Nationals are still 12 games over .500 and hold a four game […]

introducing baby mcfanboy

Just a quick programming note for the website. As you can see from the photo above, the McFanboy clan has signed a new free agent. After an extended stay at the hospital, everyone is healthy, happy and (finally) … home. It’s going to take us a little while to get the hang of this whole “parenthood” thing, so please bear with me if a couple days go by in between posts. I promise, the new guy is worth the trouble. […]

meet aubrey huff: tampa’s super fan

(photo by Greg Fiume) How would you like to hear about the time I legitimately thought my buddy was going to come to blows with a member of the San Francisco Giants at a hockey game? Is that something you’d be interested in hearing about? Yeah, needless to say my Game 2 experience was probably a little bit different than any other blogger’s. Let me preface what I’m about to say by openly admitting I have a unique relationship with […]

what we’re reading

(courtesy photo) Sorry for the lack of content this week. My schedule has been fairly hectic, but with Redskins training camp right around the corner, it’s a safe bet that I’ll be back in action next week. In the meantime, here are a few links to tide you over: The Washington Capitals are in the news this week and it’s for all the right reasons. The Caps donated equipment to the USA Warriors Ice Hockey Program and then hosted a […]

what’s wrong with the nats?

(photo by J. Pat Carter) What the hell is wrong with the Washington Nationals? Or, more accurately, what’s it going to take for this team to finally have both the offense and defense clicking at the same time? During a three-game series against the Florida Marlins this weekend, Nats starters gave up 14 hits, eight walks and just two earned runs while striking out 19 batters in 18 innings. Any team in baseball would be thrilled to get this type […]

d.c. sports: state of the union address

(courtesy photo) Now that LeBron-a-thon is over and the rest of the sports world can return to some semblance of normalcy, I thought it would be appropriate to take a moment for an impromptu state of the union address for the D.C. sports scene. In no particular order, here are 10 thoughts on all of your favorite local sports franchises. 1. Strike while the iron is hot and trade Gilbert Arenas to Cleveland. Like, right this minute. Seriously. Do it. […]