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Bryce Harper Absolutely Butchers The Word 'Memes' On 'Sportscenter'

The Huffington Post | Erick Fernandez | Posted 11.20.2015 | Sports

Bryce Harper might have just been named the National League MVP Thursday, but if we're to take anything away from his subsequent interview with S...

MLB Players Say Jonathan Papelbon Was Right To Attack Bryce Harper

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 09.30.2015 | Sports

The Washington Nationals shocked the baseball world on Sunday when the team's closer, Jonathan Papelbon, choked teammate Bryce Harper...

Books for Baseball's Indian Summer

Jeff Polman | Posted 09.08.2015 | Books
Jeff Polman

Baseball books tend to come out in March or April, along with returning Eastern meadowlarks, daffodils, and the sweet smell of spring training. Quite often, though, I don't get a chance to read new ones until late summer or early autumn

Nationals Centerfielder Denard Span Empowers Single Parents

Kandice Ferrell | Posted 08.05.2015 | Impact
Kandice Ferrell

I recently spoke to Washington Nationals centerfielder Denard Span about his mission to uplift single parent families. His non-profit, The Denard Span Foundation was borne out of a desire to extend assistance proactively.

Trade Deadline Moves for MLB Playoff Teams

Andrew Wild | Posted 07.20.2015 | Sports
Andrew Wild

Baseball has returned after an incredibly successful All-Star break, featuring a revamped Home Run Derby that received nothing but rave reviews, and ended with a dramatic victory by hometown favorite Todd Frazier.

Mary Tankersley's Declaration of Independence: Childhood Cancer and a Message of Courage and Freedom

Jonathan Agin | Posted 07.07.2015 | Impact
Jonathan Agin

Some moments in life provide such extraordinary images of courage and hope that they demand to be celebrated. The 4th of July provides the perfect backdrop to acknowledge the sacrifices of so many that gave so much to provide the freedoms that we enjoy in this country.

Nationals' Max Scherzer Loses Bid For 2nd Straight No-Hitter

AP | ROB MAADDI | Posted 06.26.2015 | Sports

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Max Scherzer's bid to become the second pitcher in major league history to throw two consecutive no-hitters ended when Philadelp...

Nationals Star Loses Perfect Game On Final Out

Posted 06.21.2015 | Sports

WASHINGTON (AP) — Max Scherzer pitched a no-hitter and came agonizingly close to a perfect game, hitting a batter with two outs in the ninth inning ...

Bryce Harper and the Future of Baseball

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.27.2015 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

Harper's success in the face of so much pressure is an impressive accomplishment, but it is also part of a broader trend where top draft picks are now more likely than ever, injury notwithstanding, to become impact players.

Forgiveness, New Life, and Baseball's Opening Day

Henry G. Brinton | Posted 06.06.2015 | Religion
Henry G. Brinton

March Madness is great fun, but for me the Easter Season is best expressed by baseball and the new life that comes with opening day.

This Is Where Washington's Power Elite Likes To Go To Relax

Reuters | Posted 06.05.2015 | Politics

By Steve Ginsburg WASHINGTON, D.C., April 5 (Reuters) - While the Los Angeles Lakers have Jack Nicholson and the Hollywood crowd sittin...

Meet the (Mess) Mets!

Kelli Gail | Posted 05.31.2015 | Sports
Kelli Gail

Welcome to the 2015 season -- a faint glimmer of hope arrives on warmer winds for long-suffering Mets fans. After a frozen offseason, the Mets are set to open against the Washington Nationals this Sunday on ESPN. But there's something different in the air around CitiField.

Extremely Optimistic Nats Fan Gets 'World Series Champs 2015' Tattoo

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 03.10.2015 | Sports


MLB All-Star Sentenced To 10 Days In Jail

AP | Posted 12.05.2014 | Sports

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — Washington Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth has been convicted of reckless driving and sentenced to 10 days in jail for driving...

Sport and Society for Arete-Baseball

Richard Crepeau | Posted 12.10.2014 | Sports
Richard Crepeau

The playoffs opened September 30 with the Wild Card Game in the American League where the Kansas City Royals showed up as the surprise guest and host. Over and over again came the reminders that the Royals had not been in post-season play since 1985 when they won the World Series.

The Baseball Solution to our Political Polarization

Henry G. Brinton | Posted 12.08.2014 | Religion
Henry G. Brinton

Political polarization is worse than ever this fall, with contests being framed as a struggle between virtue and vice, strength and weakness.

Does the Better Team Win in Baseball's Postseason?

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 12.08.2014 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

Over the course of the 162 game baseball season of 2014, four teams won 94 or more games. Today as four teams remain in baseball's postseason tournament, only one of those teams is still playing.

How the Washington Nationals Won Over a Young Atlanta Braves Fan

John A. Tures | Posted 12.08.2014 | Sports
John A. Tures

If Major League Baseball wants to keep winning fans back, and promote good sportsmanship, they'll do the little things like this.

Giants Finish Off Nationals To Reach NLCS

AP | JANIE McCAULEY | Posted 10.08.2014 | Sports

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Joe Panik scored the go-ahead run in the seventh inning on Aaron Barrett's bases-loaded wild pitch, and the San Francisco Giant...

Rare Footage Of 1924 World Series' Walk-Off Finale Discovered

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 10.02.2014 | Sports

Finally, proof that baseball passion existed in D.C. long before the arrival of "Natitude." The Library of Congress recently discovered rare footag...

18 Ways You Can Tell You've Become A Nationals Fan

The Huffington Post | Michael Klopman | Posted 10.01.2014 | Sports

It is gripping the nation's capital. No, "it" is not bipartisan gridlock or beltway traffic. The feeling that has been sweeping through Washington D.C...

Man Offers MLB Playoff Tickets In Exchange For Threesome

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 09.30.2014 | Sports

Talk about post-season excitement. This guy cannot attend the first Washington Nationals playoff game this Friday, so he's selling his tickets -- f...

WATCH: Unbelievable Catch Saves No-Hitter

The Huffington Post | Michael Klopman | Posted 09.28.2014 | Sports

Washington Nationals pitcher Jordan Zimmermann needed a little help from his defense to get the final out of his no-hitter. Miami Marlins left fielder...

A West Coast Post-Season

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 11.02.2014 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

An all-West Coast World Series, a distinct possibility at this point, would present an image of baseball that is young, new and forward-looking, despite the inconvenient time zone for many in the East Coast.

Bryce Harper Knows How To Troll

The Huffington Post | Michael Klopman | Posted 08.13.2014 | Sports

As if Braves fans couldn't stand anything Bryce Harper does already (besides strike out). In what might have been a response to being booed all ni...