Last night was the 30th anniversary of 75 year old Luke Appling hitting a home run off Warren Spahn in the 1982 Cracker Jack Old Timer’s Baseball game. I was hoping to embed the video of it — there used to be a pretty good clip on youtube, but it’s gone. This ESPN retrospective video [...]
Archive for July, 2012
If you give the Nats two intentional walks in the 10th inning, you deserve to lose on wild pitch, Mets
After Tyler Clippard blew his first save of the year (wiping out Ross Detwiler’s excellent scoreless outing) the Washington Nationals had to come back against the New York Mets in the bottom of the 9th. They did, tying it at 3 (Danny Espinosa with the RBI single) but couldn’t get more.
In the 10th, the Mets [...]
When you think about it, the Miami Marlins (previously Florida) and Colorado Rockies have been giving D.C. trouble for over 20 years now. Back in 1991, D.C. fell short to South Florida and Denver in the ‘93 expansion derby. If I recall correctly, Denver had the promise of a new sales-tax funded ballpark and South [...]
Penn Staters are facing yet another dark morning of the soul today. I don’t have high expectations that the Freeh report will result in anyone being exonerated, any opinions being changed and certainly not any healing. We’re still where we were in November:
I saw a girl crying tonight. When I asked why she said: “Because [...]
George Will gives Nats All-Stars U.S. history flashcards (DC Sports Bog, The Post) and Mike Schmidt whines about Bryce Harper (Mr. Irrelevant) again. You know where the is going:
I was just telling a friend about the George F. Will Sports Machine last night…
Bryce Harper Invited to Become Volunteer Firefighter in Arlington – ARL Now
In a recent Q&A on the MLBlogsNetwork Curly W Live, Bryce Harper mentioned that if he wasn’t a baseball player he would probably be a firefighter and elaborated that he was “going to get my EMT and do the firefighting thing” in the offseason. [...]
Local beermaker brews derecho-inspired beverage – WTOP
My “hometown brewery,” Alexandria’s Port City Brewing Co. was without power following the June 29 derecho. They were apparently able to get by with minimal losses, but one batch was interrupted.
He says one batch of lager beer – roughly 120 kegs worth – fermented differently than the brewers originally [...]
THOM LOVERRO: In this area, battle is to be host with most – The Wash. Examiner
The Washington Nationals are expected to bid for the 2015 All-Star game, the next one available to a National League team. The Cincinnati Reds and Miami Marlins, who began playing in their ballparks in 2003 and this season, respectively, are [...]
For Washington Nationals radio team Dave Jageler and Charlie Slowes, baseball’s in the air | Gallery – Post Magazine
“There are 30 teams and two radio guys per team, that’s 60 jobs,” Jageler says. “You’re more likely to be U.S. senator than a play-by-play announcer.”
The voices of the Washington Nationals, Charlie Slowes and Dave Jageler are [...]
The Washington Nationals just swept the San Francisco Giants, leading to many people suggesting a weather and Nats correlation and perhaps, even causation.
Throwbacks! (Uni-Watch) Dressed as the 1924 Washington Senators, the Nats defeated the “New York Giants” on a walk-off fielders choice? Adam LaRoche hit a double-play ball, but the Giants first baseman couldn’t handle [...]