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Sport and Society for Arete-Baseball

Richard Crepeau | Posted 10.10.2014 | 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 10.08.2014 | 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 10.09.2014 | 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 10.08.2014 | 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...

Breaking Down the Biggest Trades on Deadline Day

Andrew Wild | Posted 10.01.2014 | Sports
Andrew Wild

Well, whatever we thought was plaguing front offices to make them so boring is apparently gone, because we got a whole lot of big time trades yesterday.

PHOTO: Nationals Fan Creates Beard For The Ages

The Huffington Post | Thomas McKenna | Posted 07.22.2014 | Sports

Now this is how you earn your fan card, folks. Washington D.C. sports fan and self-described "avid beardsman" Eric Brooks made himself very easy to sp...

My Love Affair with Baseball

Rachel Verlik | Posted 09.14.2014 | Sports
Rachel Verlik

Baseball is halfway through the season and the All-Star Break is upon us. This lull in the normal game routine gives me my own hiatus to reflect upon what I love about baseball.

The Diamond Dogma: 10 Life Lessons Our Dads Taught Us Through Baseball

Josue Lopez Calderon | Posted 08.20.2014 | Sports
Josue Lopez Calderon

Baseball is the only sport where if you fail 7 out of 10 times you are considered successful, thus you have to learn how to get up from defeat.

WATCH: Cardinals Star Gets Dad Exactly What He Wanted

The Huffington Post | Michael Klopman | Posted 06.16.2014 | Sports

St. Louis Cardinals slugger Matt Adams gave his dad exactly what he wanted for Father's Day. After Adams hit a homer in his second straight game s...

Don Zimmer and Baseball Lifers

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 08.11.2014 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

Although there will never be another Don Zimmer with his unique collection of baseball memories and experiences, baseball itself will go on and 20 years from now it is possible that few fans will remember baseball without people like Bochy, Righetti, Hurdle or other newer baseball lifers.

An Open Letter to the Fans of the Washington Nationals and New York Mets Baseball Teams

Andrew Dudley | Posted 08.10.2014 | Green
Andrew Dudley

As you may know, on May 16 I made an appearance at the Washington Nationals and New York Mets baseball game. In the ninth inning, I walked onto the fi...

WATCH: MLB Player Is Grossed Out By Fan's Smelly Prank

The Huffington Post | Arman Walia | Posted 05.28.2014 | Sports

Ewwwww. With Washington Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond at the plate during a Memorial Day matinee, a man in the stands snagged the spotlight with ...

WATCH: Reds Needed 2 Game-Saving Catches To Win In Extras

The Huffington Post | Michael Klopman | Posted 05.20.2014 | Sports

Just when the Washington Nationals thought they had a walk-off hit, twice, the Cincinnati Reds' defense made a pair of game-saving catches to extend t...

WATCH: More Proof That Puig Will Flip Bat On Just About Anything

The Huffington Post | Michael Klopman | Posted 05.08.2014 | Sports

(Video via TheNatsBlogJoe)

LISTEN: MLB Manager Gets Rear-Ended During Radio Interview

Awful Announcing | Posted 05.07.2014 | Sports

By Joe Lucia, Awful Announcing On Wednesday morning, Washington Nationals manager Matt Williams was rear-ended by another motorist while doing his ...

WATCH: Easter Bunny Takes Out Four Presidents

The Huffington Post | Arman Walia | Posted 04.21.2014 | Sports

The Easter bunny decided to interrupt the Presidents Race on Sunday during the Washington Nationals' game against the St. Louis Cardinals. During the ...

Nats Manager Benches Bryce

AP | DAVID GINSBURG | Posted 04.20.2014 | Sports

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bryce Harper hit the ball to the mound, jogged to first base and took a right turn to the dugout before getting halfway down the b...

GIF: Bryce Harper Didn't Get Off To A Great Start To The Season

Posted 04.01.2014 | Sports

Washington Nationals star Bryce Harper didn't get off to a very good start to the 2014 season. After recording a walk in his first at-bat, he took a s...