March 2013 archive

Mar 31

Winning the New Tradition in D.C.

The 2013 Washington Nationals are going into the season with high expectations. How high? The Nats’ skipper Davey Johnson said World Series or Bust. If Davey is right in October Washington baseball fans will get to attend a World Series game in the nation’s capital for the first time since 1933. Not to dampen this …

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Mar 29

The Game Comes Home Web Series – Opening Day 2005

The Game Comes Home Web Series – Part Six “Opening Day 2005” During the next 10 weekends we are going to share with you The Game Comes Home Web Series about D.C. Baseball History. The Game Comes Home is a new weekly documentary web series chronicling the History of Baseball in Washington, D.C. Interviews with …

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Mar 28

Nationals Preview: The Infield

Aside from their deep pitching, what sets the Nationals apart from most other teams is an infield that can truly boast outstanding defense, dependable hitting and defense at every position. From their catching corps through the “Face of the Franchise” at third and the most versatile middle infield in baseball to a Gold Glove slugger …

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Mar 25

Mystery Airships of 1897

On 17 April 1897, the Washington Senators go to the White House and visit with President William McKinley. While an avid follower of the game of baseball, the President tells the players that the commitments of the job will preclude him from seeing the team play this season. While the visit is noteworthy the public’s …

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Mar 24

Nationals Preview: The Bullpen

While most of the Nationals’ lineup will look familiar to fans this season, the one area of the team that has undergone major revision is the bullpen. Gone are left-handers Tom Gorzelanny, Sean Burnett and Mike Gonzalez. The only southpaw remaining out of the pen is veteran Zach Duke, who will be the team’s primary …

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Mar 23

The Game Comes Home Web Series – The 1924 World Series

The Game Comes Home Web Series – Part Five During the next 11 weekends we are going to share with you The Game Comes Home Web Series about D.C. Baseball History. The Game Comes Home is a new weekly documentary web series chronicling the History of Baseball in Washington, D.C. Interviews with Dick Heller, Phil …

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Mar 22

This Day in D.C. Baseball History – GW wins first baseball game played at Nationals Park

In front of a crowd of 2.500 spectators the George Washington Colonials played the St. Joseph’s Hawks in the first baseball game played at the new Nationals Park. The Colonials filled out the box score as they racked up 19 base hits on their way to a 9-4 victory. With the win the Colonials were …

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Mar 21

Harry Wright on Dead Arms

Those of us who spent the summer of 2012 watching Ryan Zimmerman struggle with shoulder issues will not soon forget it. Zimmerman had to adjust his play at third to compensate for the problem. This article talks about the same problem faced by other major leaguers. Harry Wright had a long illustrious career in baseball …

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Mar 19

2013 Preview: Starting Rotation

Nationals manager Davey Johnson announced last week, to the surprise of few, that Stephen Strasburg will take the mound when the team opens the 2013 season on April 1 against the Miami Marlins. While Strasburg’s status for the 2012 postseason was the topic of much conversation and even criticism after the team shut him down …

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Mar 16

The Game Comes Home Web Series – Part Four

During the next 12 weekends we are going to share with you The Game Comes Home Web Series about D.C. Baseball History. The Game Comes Home is a new weekly documentary web series chronicling the History of Baseball in Washington, D.C. Interviews with Dick Heller, Phil Wood, Hank Thomas, Charlie Brotman, Mark Gauvreau Judge, Timothy …

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