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What Is a Pitcher For?

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 11.11.2013 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

On August 25th of this year, Matt Harvey, the star pitcher for the New York Mets, suffered an injury that will require Tommy John surgery and cost him the rest of this season and most of the next one.

WATCH: Catcher Takes Monster Hit At The Plate

Posted 09.05.2013 | Sports

Brandon Douglas of the Double-A Erie Seawolves (Tigers affiliate) looked more like a linebacker when he collided with Harrisburg catcher Brian Jerolom...

WATCH: Nats Catcher Makes Bizarre Error

Posted 09.03.2013 | Sports

Jimmy Rollins had teammate Chase Utley to thank for advancing to second base in the fourth inning of Philadelphia's win over Washington on Monday. Nat...

LOOK: MLB Player Signs Baby

Posted 08.30.2013 | Sports

Fans will ask athletes to sign just about anything sometimes. Someone at Nationals Park tweeted a photo of Washington shortstop Ian Desmond on Wed...

WATCH: Two Marlins, One Base

Posted 08.29.2013 | Sports

Both Logan Morrison and Donovan Solano of the Miami Marlins ran to third base after Morrison was caught in a rundown on his way to home plate on Wedne...

Cubs Fall 5-4 To Nats After Late Rally

AP | ANDREW SELIGMAN | Posted 08.23.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- It was the journeyman going against the phenom, and the Cubs' Donnie Murphy prevailed. Chicago ultimately didn't....

WATCH: 57 MPH Pitch Freezes Werth

Posted 08.22.2013 | Sports

After Jayson Werth clubbed a home run in the third inning of Washington's 11-6 win over Chicago, it might not be that surprising for Cubs reliever Car...

Nats Power Past Cubs

AP | ANDREW SELIGMAN | Posted 10.22.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Denard Span scored the go-ahead run on pinch-hitter Chad Tracy's grounder in the 13th inning, and the Washington Nationals beat the Ch...

WATCH: Nats Outfielder Saves Game With Diving Catch

AP | DAVID GINSBURG | Posted 10.14.2013 | Sports

WASHINGTON — Denard Span made a diving catch in deep center field with two runners on base for the final out, and the Washington Nationals held ...

GIF: Nats Teammates Get In Each Other's Faces

Posted 08.14.2013 | Sports

Tensions in the Washington Nationals' dugout boiled over early in their game against the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday night. Outfielder Jayson Wert...

WATCH: Harper Homers, Gets Hit And Clears Benches

The Huffington Post | Michael Klopman | Posted 08.06.2013 | Sports

Bryce Harper appeared to take a long appreciative look at the 437-foot homer he hit in the third inning on Tuesday night. The Atlanta Braves didn't ap...

Avila Hits A Grand Slam

AP | LARRY LAGE | Posted 09.30.2013 | Detroit

DETROIT — Alex Avila hit a tiebreaking grand slam in the sixth inning off Stephen Strasburg and the Detroit Tigers beat the Washington Nationals...

The Philadelphia Phillies as Sellers? Sure Sounds Dumb

Eric Marmon | Posted 09.16.2013 | Sports
Eric Marmon

As the season enters that delicate time between the All Star Break and the trade deadline, it is clear that the Phillies as sellers makes about as much sense as a sand-flavored ice cream sandwich.

Bryce Harper's Brother Steals Show

Posted 07.16.2013 | Sports

Bryce Harper had his father, Ron, pitch to him during the 2013 Home Run Derby. While he was crushing baseballs, his brother Bryan was in attendance an...

WATCH: Nats Star Gets Upset With Reporter

Posted 07.12.2013 | Sports

Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth wasn't in the mood to talk following his team's 3-1 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on Thurs...

WATCH: Home Run Ball Nails Fan In Face

Posted 07.11.2013 | Sports

The Nationals' Anthony Rendon hit a a line drive home run in the fifth inning of Washington's 5-1 victory over Philadelphia Wednesday night and nearly...

LOOK: Desmond's Close Shave

Posted 07.10.2013 | Sports

Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond had been sporting a very noticeable goatee in recent days. But at some point between the first and third innings in Wa...

Harper Talks Way Into Lineup

AP | HARVEY VALENTINE | Posted 09.06.2013 | Sports

WASHINGTON — Bryce Harper drove in three runs after talking his way into Washington's lineup, Ryan Zimmerman knocked in the go-ahead run and the...

The Sweet Call of the National Anthem

Richard C. Harwood | Posted 09.02.2013 | DC
Richard C. Harwood

Some people held their right hand over their heart. Many had taken off their ball caps. And standing there amid the crowd, I could hear the soft strains of folks singing the words to our national anthem.

MLB Shown In Cuba After 50 Years

AP | ANNE-MARIE GARCIA | Posted 07.02.2013 | Sports

HAVANA -- Cubans got to watch something on their television screens this week that this baseball-crazed island hasn't seen in more than half a century...

WATCH: Harper Homers In Return

AP | JOSEPH WHITE | Posted 08.31.2013 | Sports

WASHINGTON — On his first swing back from a knee injury, Bryce Harper hit a curtain-call home run. Welcome back, slugger....

More Free Food For Bryce Harper

The Huffington Post | Erin Ruberry | Posted 06.28.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Nationals star Bryce Harper already got free Chipotle for life. What more could a 20-year-old want? Free Cap'n Crunch, of course. ...

WATCH: Philly Mascot's ATV Breaks Down

Posted 06.18.2013 | Sports

The Phillie Phanatic ran into a bit of mechanical trouble at Citizens Bank Park on Monday night. Before the beginning of the Phillies-Nationals ga...

Jason Linkins

Area Athletic Squad Judged To Have Had More Dreadful Week Than Suddenly Exposed Surveillance State | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.09.2013 | Politics

Then there is the disaster happening on the field. Heading into Friday night, the Nationals were 29-30 and in third place in the National League East ...

Bryce Placed On DL

AP | CHARLES ODUM | Posted 08.01.2013 | Sports

ATLANTA — Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Saturday with bursitis in his left knee. The N...