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50 years ago racist Calvin Griffith moved the original Senators away

Tuesday was the 50th anniversary of the announcements that the original Washington Senators were moving to Minnesota and an expansion team would be taking their place. DC Sports Bog has a look at how The Post covered the situation. The original Senators, who left because Calvin Griffith was a racist, became the Twins and won

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Minnesota newspaper Nats headline fail

Twin Cities paper goes way back in time for Strasburg headline – Big League StewThe headline writer for the Minneapolis Star-Tribune used “Senators” in a headline about Stephen Strasburg (or as I call him Prometheus). The Senators of course were the name the original Washington MLB franchise was best known as though it was also

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Why Washingtonians should not cheer for the Twins

Last night the Minnesota Twins beat the Tigers in 12 innings to claim the AL Central crown and a playoff series with the New York Yankees. I noticed a few Nats fans on Twitter pulling for the Twins to win last night. The Twins had been the original Washington Senators. Do you know why thy

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