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WATCH: Bryce Harper 'Clowns' Reporter

The Huffington Post | Michael Klopman | Posted 06.13.2012 | Sports

Wait a minute. Bryce Harper is only 19? He is not even old enough to buy a beer in these United States? Who knew? Okay, presumably most baseball f...

Should We Believe The Bryce Harper Hype?

Grantland | Posted 06.13.2012 | Sports

Few sports phenoms have lived up to expectations like Bryce Harper has, and that bodes well for his career and for the Nationals ...

Bobby V Rips Umpires After Loss

The Huffington Post | Michael Klopman | Posted 06.11.2012 | Sports

Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine didn't shy away from expressing his anger toward home plate umpire Alan Porter during the ninth inning of Boston's gam...

So This Is What Being a Baseball Fan Feels Like... Thanks, Washington Nationals

Brian Frederick | Posted 08.11.2012 | Sports
Brian Frederick

Never until this season have I actually followed a team as closely as I have this Nats team -- hanging on every win or loss, every injury, every lineup change, every single pitch. It's that feeling that is so unique.

Bryce Gets First Career Walk-Off Hit

AP | Posted 08.05.2012 | Sports

WASHINGTON — Rookie Bryce Harper hit a game-winning single with two outs in the 12th inning to give the Washington Nationals a 7-6 victory over ...

WATCH: Nats Phenom Crushes First Big League Home Run

AP | Posted 07.14.2012 | Sports

WASHINGTON — Bryce Harper hit his first big league home run, helping lead the Washington Nationals to an 8-5 victory over the San Diego Padres o...

Votto's Walk-Off Grand Slam Lifts Reds

AP | JOE KAY | Posted 05.14.2012 | Sports

CINCINNATI -- Joey Votto gave the Washington Nationals one more heartache in a week already full of them. Votto hit a grand slam in the ninth inning ...

MLB Phenom Injures Self With Own Bat

AP | Posted 05.12.2012 | Sports

CINCINNATI -- Washington rookie Bryce Harper will miss a couple of days after he took an angry swing and his own bat accidentally hit him near the eye...

Early MLB Surprises & Busts

Posted 05.08.2012 | Sports

The Baltimore Orioles began the week with the best record in the majors, with Bryce Harper and the Washington Nationals close behind. Albert Pujols wa...

Nats GM Lashes Out At Cole Hamels For Intentional Plunking

The Huffington Post | Michael Klopman | Posted 05.07.2012 | Sports

Shortly after his dominant win over Washington in Nationals Park, Phillies star Cole Hamels admitted to intentionally plunking 19-year-old phenom Bryc...

Cole Hamels Suspended For Intentional Plunking

AP | ROB MAADDI | Posted 07.07.2012 | Sports

PHILADELPHIA — Cole Hamels earned a five-game suspension for the way he welcomed Bryce Harper to the big leagues. The 2008 World Series MVP was...

Nats Star Out With Broken Wrist

AP | Posted 05.07.2012 | Sports

WASHINGTON -- Washington Nationals right fielder Jayson Werth broke his left wrist Sunday night trying to make a sliding catch against the Philadelphi...

Pitcher On Plunking Phenom: 'I Was Trying To Hit Him'

AP | Posted 05.07.2012 | Sports

WASHINGTON -- Cole Hamels admits it: He plunked rookie phenom Bryce Harper on purpose. "I was trying to hit him," the Philadelphia lefty said. "I'm n...

Nats Phenom Steals Show In Come-From-Behind-Win

AP | Posted 07.02.2012 | Sports

WASHINGTON — Bryce Harper had a hand in everything for the Washington Nationals. Harper made a tumbling barehanded catch in centerfield and the...

WATCH: Bryce Harper Shows Up For Random Softball Game

Posted 05.02.2012 | Sports

What should any teenager do with a free day in the nation's capital? See the sights. For starters, there are the monuments and memorials, the White Ho...

Can The Nats Keep Up This Pace?

Grantland | Posted 05.01.2012 | Sports

Playing in front of a sellout Dodger Stadium crowd, Bryce Harper, just the sixth player to make his major league debut as a teenager in the past nine ...

Wonderboy: Bryce Harper Flashes Potential In Debut

AP | Posted 04.29.2012 | Sports

LOS ANGELES -- Bryce Harper's first day in the major leagues came with all the hype one would expect for the player dubbed "Baseball's Chosen One" whe...

Nationals Call Up Top Prospect

AP | HOWARD FENDRICH | Posted 06.27.2012 | Sports

Bryce Harper tends to do things ahead of schedule, so it should surprise no one that he's already heading to the major leagues. The 19-...

Keep Hating on Washington, D.C. We've Got Things to Root For.

Ben Zweifach | Posted 06.26.2012 | DC
Ben Zweifach

As long as we can't turn on cable news without hearing our president, our representatives (if we had any) or our neighbor-who's-also-a-pundit crap on Washington, it's nice to have something to change the channel to. There hasn't been a brighter day for a D.C. sports fan in many administrations.

PHOTOS: Strasburg Helps Nats To 6-3 Win

AP | Posted 06.16.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON — Stephen Strasburg pitched six innings for his second win of the season, to lead the Washington Nationals to a 6-3 victory over the ...

Zimmerman Scores On Wild Pitch

AP | HOWARD FENDRICH | Posted 04.12.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Ryan Zimmerman scored on Alfredo Simon's wild pitch with two outs in the 10th inning, helping the Nationals extend their best start sinc...

PHOTOS: Nationals Park Home Openers

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 04.11.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Since joining baseball's lineup of stadiums in 2008, Nationals Park has experienced a tough stretch of home openers. Thanks to a walk...

Mets Stay Perfect With Walk-Off Win

AP | MIKE FITZPATRICK | Posted 06.09.2012 | Sports

NEW YORK — Daniel Murphy singled home the winning run in the ninth inning and the undefeated New York Mets took advantage of a throwing error by...

Strasburg Dominates Cubs

AP | ANDREW SELIGMAN | Posted 06.05.2012 | Sports

CHICAGO — Stephen Strasburg could hardly wait for this one. His first opener, at Wrigley Field for the first time....

PHOTOS: A Look Back At Nationals Opening Day Starters

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 04.05.2012 | DC

Entering their eighth season in D.C., expectations are high for the Washington Nationals. Flamethrower Stephen Strasburg was picked by Manager Dave...