Having followed and blogged about the Washington Nationals since before they took the field in 2005, the expectations of success are still kind of strange. There are glowing stories like this one from Sports on Earth: Smells Like Team Spirit. Then there are the wild predictions that the Nats could win 105 games (How the [...]
THOMAS BOSWELL: Davey Johnson: At 70, Nats manager enters one final glory year – The Post
It came over a week late, but the most-highly regarded Post columnist (according to Mr. Irrelevant) sent Davey Johnson a big Valentine in the form of the column above. It is, as expected, overflowing with praise and has the trademark [...]
Thomas Boswell, the long-time Post columnist and Washington Nationals fanboy (though he denies it) has been columnizing daily or close to it since he arrived in Viera, Fla. for Spring Training. Here is his preview video:
Boswell wrote one column that essentially said “The excellent baseball players on the Nats are mostly introverts and SO AM [...]
“The Washington Post’s Barry Svrluga, Chico Harlan, Adam Kilgore, James Wagner and columnist Thomas Boswell recall the journey of the Washington Nationals since the team moved from Montreal to winning its first division title in 77 years, and all the good and bad moments in between.”
This video is a great look at the Nats from [...]
THOMAS BOSWELL: Washington Nationals: It’s time to get excited – The Post
Bos, being Bos.
The Washington Nationals have been really good and the baseball columnist can’t stop himself.
Tracee Hamilton gets linked for this quote:
And yes, back in the good old days Walter Johnson and Christy Mathewson weren’t held to pitch counts and inning counts and [...]
Yay, we have day baseball today, after all those late nights. The Washington Nationals vs. San Francisco Giants on TV – MASN2 or if you are outside of the Nats footprint, MLB TV has it. Sadly, my office has neither station, so MLB Gameday Audio is how I’ll listen to it initially. Stephen Strasburg vs. [...]
Rainout, Strasburg win, one-run loss. That was the Washington Nationals weekend series against the Atlanta Braves. Today is an off day. Tomorrow, the Nats, leaders in the NL East by .003 host the New York Mets for three games with first place likely in the balance. Just like we thought heading into the season. The [...]
By my calculations, 2,591 days (7 years, 1 month, 4 days) after I said the Washington Nationals primary rival would be the Philadelphia Phillies, there is no argument from either side that there is a rivalry. PROPHETIC! Cole Hamels sealed it when he threw at Bryce Harper, who exacted revenge by stealing home.
Hamels got suspended [...]
Pitchers and catchers reported 5 days ago and the Washington Nationals have a full camp and I am not bored with the coverage yet.
The “story” right now seems to be Ryan Zimmerman’s contract situation. Thomas Boswell wrote a rather desperate column urging the Lerner family to pony up with a new contract for Zimmerman (The [...]
THOMAS BOSWELL: Are better days ahead for the Nationals? – The Post
After seeing Jordan Zimmermann pitch well against the Detroit Tigers (their Opening Day lineup), Bos is back on the Washington Nationals getting better bandwagon after panicking last week. Now, Bos of all people should know not to put too much faith in spring training [...]