There has been a lot of discussion and pixels generated over Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper’s collision into the right field wall the other night. All of this talk about toughness and such (I’m guilty of it too) has overshadowed the the actual story — a fairly inexperienced outfielder took a bad route on [...]
Distillers from Catoctin Creek Distilling Company | @catoctincreek of Loudoun County, Va., Blackwater Distilling | @sloopbetty (makers of Sloop Betty) of Stevensville, Md. and New Columbia Distillers | @dcdistillers(makers of Green Hat Gin) of D.C. were featured on The Kojo Nnamdi Show on February 20.
I have not sampled the products from any of these distilleries [...]
Shelby Whitfield, former Senators broadcaster, dies at 77 – The Post
The alumni of the Washington Senators, on and off the diamond, just got smaller again. Shelby Whitfield, who broadcasted the Senators with Ron Menchine on radio and television for the 1969 and 1970 seasons died. Though his tenure in the RFK Stadium press box was [...]
Longtime Nationals broadcaster looks forward to playoffs – WTOP
WTOP talks with the voice of the Washington Nationals, Charlie Slowes. Present at the creation, Slowes’ “Bang Zoom go the Fireworks!” “and a curly W is in the books” quickly became a part of the D.C. area vocabulary. He and his partner since 2006 Dave Jageler kept [...]
On Sunday when the Washington Nationals clinched D.C.’s first winning baseball season since the 1969 Senators, I tweeted that I was happy for Charlie Slowes, play-by-play man for the team since 2005:
I’m happy for all of us #Nats fans, but also @charlie_slowes on his first winning season in 15 years as a play-by-play man.
— William [...]
Bryce Harper loves Washington, and says he wants to play his entire career in the city – The Post
Bryce Harper has decided as a 19 year old that he wants to stay in the D.C. area forever as a member of the Washington Nationals. He’s living in Pentagon City and I never wanted to move [...]
I’m bummed out that long-running (and most popular) NPR program CarTalk is ending original broadcasts in the fall.
‘Car Talk’ Guys Are Retiring, But Their Best Stuff Will Be Rebroadcast – NPR
June 8, 2012; Our Fair City – Tom and Ray Magliozzi, aka Click and Clack the Tappet Brothers, the comedian mechanics who host NPR’s [...]
WASHINGTON, D.C. —On Saturday evening, I briefly talked to Washington Nationals radio play-by-play broadcaster Charlie Slowes during batting practice. Slowes strongly emphasized that my source in my blog post about his contract status was inaccurate. Slowes did not elaborate on the length of the contract, but it would have to run at least through 2013. [...]
UPDATED MAY 21, 2012: Nats: Charlie Slowes says he’s not in the final year of his contract
Remember when Dave Jageler astutely noted that Bryce Harper might be looking to steal home about 10 days ago. Harper did and Jageler’s partner, Charlie Slowes breathlessly called it, even taking a few seconds to let the crowd noise [...]
Charlie Slowes on the Nats – DC Sports Bog, The Post
Every off-season, Washington Nationals broadcasters Charlie Slowes and Dave Jageler observe “the season of silence” where they “get to pick their own friends again” after the long baseball season. Thankfully, we are getting closer to hearing them every day or night as the season draws [...]