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Where To Get Opening Day Hot Dogs

The Huffington Post | Erin Ruberry | Posted 04.02.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Play ball! The Washington Nationals' season starts today with a home game against the Miami Marlins. After a nail-biting 2012 season...

'Never Make Predictions... Especially About the Future': My 2013 MLB Picks

Ben Heisler | Posted 05.31.2013 | Sports
Ben Heisler

Everyone thinks of Yogi Berra as the quintessential baseball quote. He made you think, laugh and occasionally want to launch your head into a brick wall. But Casey Stengel, manager of 3,766 games in the Big Leagues never wasted any time getting to the point

Play Ball-Baseball Season Is Here Again!

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.29.2013 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

This season, like all others, is full of possibility excitement and questions. Will this be the year the Yankees finally fall apart? How can Mike Trout top his extraordinary rookie season?

Nats Star Gets Free Burritos For Life

The Huffington Post | Erin Ruberry | Posted 03.21.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Of all the benefits that come with being a star player on the Washington Nationals -- the $9.9 million contract, the magazine covers, th...

Soriano's Bad Day Works Out For Tigers

AP | Posted 03.19.2013 | Detroit

VIERA, Fla. -- Rafael Soriano had an outing to forget. The Detroit Tigers rallied for four runs off Washington's new closer in the seventh inning and...

10 Reasons We Can't Wait For Spring

The Huffington Post | Erin Ruberry | Posted 03.08.2013 | DC

Is there any better time of year to live in Washington, D.C. than spring? Cherry blossoms blooming, festivals abounding, patio dining plentiful.... ...

Inside MLB's Dominican Sweatshop System

Mother Jones | Posted 03.04.2013 | Sports

The baseball men started coming around when Yewri Guillén was 15. Like thousands of other boys in the Dominican Republic, he had been waiting for the...

Hollywood Claims Nats Star As Victim

Posted 02.27.2013 | DC

Gio Gonzales is having a rough 2013. Last season the left-hander led the league with 21 wins, went to the All-Star Game and help bring the National...

Five Questions for the 2013 Baseball Season

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 04.15.2013 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

Baseball is, among other things, a game of questions. As each new year begins there are significant questions facing baseball that address deeper issues facing the game.

Nats Star Vents About PED Report

AP | KYLE HIGHTOWER | Posted 04.14.2013 | Sports

VIERA, Fla. — Gio Gonzalez arrived at spring training with the Washington Nationals on Tuesday and maintained he has not used performance-enhanc...

A Golden Age for Baseball in the Golden State

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 02.06.2013 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

Baseball has been experiencing an interesting power shift over the last few years. Just as complaints about east coast bias in baseball coverage became widespread, east coast baseball began to get a lot less interesting.

Who Will Race With George, Thomas, Abe And Teddy?

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 01.27.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The Nationals announced a new addition to the team via Twitter on Thursday. The player was not scouted, nor is he expected to make a...

Report: Nats Bolster Bullpen

AP | HOWARD FENDRICH | Posted 01.16.2013 | Sports

WASHINGTON -- Reliever Rafael Soriano and the Washington Nationals reached agreement pending a physical on a $28 million, two-year contract that inclu...

Two Stars, Two Teams, Opposite Philosophies

Washington Post | Thomas Boswell | Posted 01.09.2013 | Sports

The cases of Stephen Strasburg and Robert Griffin III differ in many ways. But in several of the most important aspects they are utterly identical....

VOTE: Who Should Win The NL Cy Young Award?

Posted 11.14.2012 | Sports

While there were several superlative pitching performances in the National League -- there were five starters who had an ERA under 3.00 with at least ...

Managers Of The Year Announced

AP | BEN WALKER | Posted 01.13.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK — Young rosters, small budgets, limited expectations. No matter....

Derek Jeter's Fractured Ankle

Abby Sims | Posted 12.15.2012 | Sports
Abby Sims

Even hampered by injury he was performing at a higher level than many of his teammates this post-season. He took a calculated risk and he lost. So did the Yankees and their fans.

Nats Closer Receives Twitter Threats After Loss

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 11.09.2012 | Sports

While the majority of Washington Nationals fans kept a positive Natitude after the team's stunning, come-from-ahead 9-7 defeat to the St. Louis in Gam...

Nationals' Season Ends In Heartbreak

AP | JOSEPH WHITE | Posted 10.13.2012 | Sports

WASHINGTON -- The Washington Nationals finally brought winning baseball back to the nation's capital. They also collapsed in the postseason in a way t...

Stunning Comeback

Posted 10.13.2012 | Sports

The St. Louis Cardinals use all 27 outs. Like the Texas Rangers before them, the Washington Nationals had to learn the hard way. Picking up right ...

Top 5 Sports Stories

Len Berman | Posted 12.12.2012 | New York
Len Berman

You can't blame Yankees pitcher Joba Chamberlain for wondering, "What next?" Last night in the 12th inning when Matt Wieters singled for Baltimore, his bat broke and the barrel nailed Chamberlain in the elbow forcing him out of the game.

Nationals, French Underground, Woody Guthrie: HuffPost DC Top 5 For October 12, 13, 14

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 10.12.2012 | DC

TOP 5 FOR FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12 1. Cardinals Vs Nationals At Nationals Park Yes! This is awesome! More baseball! #NATITUDE 8:30 p.m. 2. Orioles Vs...

Choosing A Playoff Team, Late In The Game

New Yorker | Posted 10.12.2012 | Sports

With Orion and Raúl Ibañez and Tim Lincecum now sliding into mystical alignment, it may just come to pass that the four teams that will begin the Na...

Washington Walk-Off

AP | HOWARD FENDRICH | Posted 12.11.2012 | Sports

WASHINGTON — Joyous, bouncing teammates waiting to greet him at home, the red-clad crowd raucous as can be, Jayson Werth yanked off his red batt...

Mets Fans Deserve Better

Jerry Kremer | Posted 12.11.2012 | New York
Jerry Kremer

It's time for the Mets to become a competitive part of the city sports scene and to give their beleaguered fans some real hope.