Category : nationals

nats owe it to fans to keep dunn

(photo by Alex Brandon) If you think it’s a coincidence that Adam Dunn just had the best game of his 10-year career after a weekend of trade rumors had him being shipped off to the Chicago White Sox, then you’re clueless. Dunn’s offensive explosion – a three-homer night which paved the way for the Washington Nationals’ 7-6 victory over the San Diego Padres Wednesday night – was clearly a sign from the slugger that he’s very comfortable in D.C. and […]

caption this 11

(photo by Kevin C. Cox) Ladies and gentlemen, back by popular demand, it’s time for another round of “caption this.” The game is fairly simple, as you hopefully know by now. We supply the photo and you bring the witty reader-submitted captions. You might not win any cool prizes, but you’ll be formally recognized for being better than your peers and will get some love here on the blog. Here’s our humble offering for this photo to help get folks […]

a decade of mediocrity

(photo by Jared Wickerham) Losing seasons have been the norm for D.C. sports fans, as the Redskins, Capitals, Wizards and Nationals have won just 1,165 out of a possible 2,673 games in recent history. Thankfully, the influx of young talent with franchise players such as Alex Ovechkin, Stephen Strasburg and John Wall means that brighter days are ahead for our nation’s capital. Or at least that’s the story we’re telling with our weekly column over at SB Nation DC. Click […]

the second coming of strasburg

(photo by Cheryl Nichols) Since 2005, the Washington Nationals have been largely ignored, both locally and nationally. Sure, it felt nice to have baseball back in our lives here in the nation’s capital, but fans largely stayed away, mostly because the team wasn’t very good. When the “Natinals” did make headlines, they were rarely positive. Games were lost in bulk and missteps by management were far more common than any one fanbase should have to suffer though (just Google the […]

this strasburg kid is pretty good

(photo by Greg Fiume) The statistics might say otherwise, but make no mistake about it – last night was the first perfect game in Washington Nationals history. If possible, phenom Stephen Strasburg was even better than advertised as the Nats cruised to a 5-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates in front of 40,315 at Nationals Park. The anticipation of Strasburg’s debut was unlike anything we’ve ever seen in baseball. The hype, the national spotlight, the media circus. We’d seen it […]

reds, umps defeat snake-bitten nats

(photo by Brian Murphy) Since their arrival in 2005, the Montreal Expos have been lovable losers. Nothing more. You could compare them to kid picked last in gym class or the child most likely to be bullied into giving away lunch money, but any way you spin it, it’s been a rough road for the Washington Nationals. Thankfully, for every prepubescent boy, there mercifully comes a time in life when that scrawny, bird-chested boy begins to transform into man. You […]

oswalt welcomes trade to nats

(photo by Jake Nielson) Sometimes a change of scenery makes all the difference in the world. It seems like just the other day that Houston Astros pitcher Roy Oswalt was being ejected from a game against the Washington Nationals. Just two and a third innings into his work day, Oswalt lost his temper after missing on a pitch to Nationals outfielder Josh Willingham and yelled something. Home plate umpire Bill Hohn took umbrage and barked back at the pitcher. Oswalt […]