Monthly Archive: March 2014

Mar 30

Nationals 2014 Preview: Pitching

Monday’s 2014 season opener against the New York Mets will be another milestone for Stephen Strasburg. With his third consecutive opening day start, he will match Livan Hernandez for the most in modern Washington Nationals history, and move into a tie with Hernandez and Jeff Fassero for the third-longest opening day start streak in the …

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Mar 30

Washington Nationals Records by Opponent 2005 to 2013

Tomorrow’s Game Washington Nationals versus New York Metropolitans   Opponent Won Lost Year NYM 8 11 2005 NYM 6 12 2006 NYM 9 9 2007 NYM 6 12 2008 NYM 8 10 2009 NYM 9 9 2010 NYM 10 8 2011 NYM 14 4 2012 NYM 12 7 2013   Year Won Lost 2005 81 …

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Mar 29

Nationals 2014 Preview: Hitters

Let’s get the predictions out of the way first. I’m calling “World Series or Bust” for the Los Angeles Dodgers. The defending National League West champions have two wins under their belts before most other teams have even played a game, and there should be many more to come. In fact with all their talent …

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Mar 19

Washington Senators – 1926 Opening Day

Washington Senators – 1926 – Part 3 Walter Johnson By Edwin Marshall, age 10. Springfield, Illinois                    My favorite ball player is Walter Johnson. I like him best because I want to be a pitcher like him. He is tall. He has a strong arm. He has lots of speed and everything a pitcher should …

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Mar 18

IN THE SPRING…

“IN THE SPRING A YOUNG MAN’S FANCY LIGHTLY TURNS TO THOUGHTS OF LOVE”.….and baseball! The great, Alfred Lord Tennyson, Poet Laureate of the UK, penned these famous words in his poem, Locksley Hall….and as baseball players and fans for many generations have added…..and baseball! With the 2012 spring training season “just around the corner” I …

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Mar 18

Basketball 1896/1897

For a time in the 1890s many believed that indoor baseball would become “the” winter sport. Originated in Chicago the popularity of the game quickly spread. But many were offended by the rowdy behavior of the players and spectators. This left an opening for basketball. Like its counterpart basketball also had to deal with “rowdyism.” …

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Mar 12

Spring Training Notes

Next year will mark the 10th anniversary of the Nats arrival in Viera. If you decide to fly down take money for the tolls. Parking is $7 on grass fields with a small handicapped parking lot near the stadium. For those so inclined there is “free” parking just past the stadium in municipal lots. It …

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Mar 09

1926 Washington Senators – Spring Training (Part 2)

“Get Philadelphia” That was the motto of the Senators 1926 spring training session in Tampa. In 1925, the young and enthusiastic Philadelphia Athletics surprised the experts with a strong hitting attack and deep pitching staff, and by holding first place into August before the pressure of the pennant unraveled the team and sent them into …

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Mar 06

1926 Washington Senators – Part One

     Could the Washington Senators win a third consecutive American League pennant?  Most believed the answer was no. Then again, nobody expected the Nats to win the 1924 pennant and World Series and the 1925 pennant. Now in 1926, were those so-called experts, once again, underestimating the Senators?    Back in 1924, shortly before the …

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Mar 03

Davy Force Fugitive from Justice

Our story originates in San Francisco’s Barbary Coast. The calendar is opened to Christmas Eve 1896. The “Coast” not for the faint hearted. It has more than just a “bad” reputation, even the police feared to enter the “Coast.” 24 December 1896 San Francisco Call. “FATALLY SHOT IN A SALOON” “Dave Fauss Fires Three Bullets …

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