Tag: Marty Niland

Apr 13

Three reasons Nats fans should remain optimistic

Repeat after me: “It’s still early… It’s a marathon, not a sprint… Nobody ever won a pennant in April… Three of our best hitters haven’t played yet.” Can we think of any other worn-out clichés to perk up the spirits of Nats fans expecting more after a 2-4 first week? There are probably plenty. Quite …

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Jul 01

Nationals Midseason Report Card

The halfway point of the season is an ideal time to take stock of what the Nationals have accomplished so far and what they need to improve. Here are the grades so far: Starting Pitching: B-plus. Jordan Zimmermann (11-3, 2.28) is the main reason the Nats are still in contention in the National League East. …

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Oct 19

The Year I Got to Be 11 Again

I got to be 11, all over again this summer, thanks to the greatest season in Washington Nationals history, and my boy, Mark. Growing up in the suburbs of Washington, baseball was not a huge part of my life. When I was 11, in 1975, I could still remember the Senators and their move to …

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Mar 26

Marty Niland will be one of the guest bloggers at MASNsports.com for 2012 season

MASNsports.com announced this morning the Guest Bloggers will return for 2012 season. I am extremely pleased that MASNsports.com has invited D.C. Baseball History.com’s Marty Niland to be one of five guest bloggers. Joining Marty will be returning guest writers Dave Nichols from District Sports Page, Will Yoder and Joe Drugan from The Nats Blog and …

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