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  • All season, the Nationals have tried injecting a little humor — at least, that’s one way to look at it — into pregame batting practice. While the Nationals take batting practice and field grounders to uptempo top-40 music, Washington’s game-day staff play slow jams for the visiting teams. It’s jarring to hear Sarah McLachlan, Sinead O’Connor, Phil... read more...
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  • Since Wednesday’s game, in which Bryce Harper was ejected for his dust-up with home plate umpire Marvin Hudson, all range of opinions have emerged about Harper’s emotion. Deserving or not, Wednesday was Harper’s fifth career ejection, second in a week. General Manager Mike Rizzo gave a thoughtful response in support of Harper on Thursday. But the [̷... read more...
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  • SAN DIEGO, CA – APRIL 27: Collin McHugh #31 of the Houston Astros pitches during the first inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park April 27, 2015 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images) Who would have guessed that over 40 games into the season that the Houston Astros would have the best record in the American League and o... read more...
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  • With the 2015 MLB Draft just over two weeks away, the Toronto Blue Jays and the other teams across baseball have been heavily scouting high school tournaments and college games across the United States. According to Bob Elliott of the Toronto Sun, two players the Blue Jays’ scouts have been seen watching the most are […] ... read more...
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  • The game hardly mattered by the time it began. A mere baseball game, especially one played in May between the charging Nationals and the sputtering Phillies, could not possibly carry the emotional weight of the test of human spirit, of will and of hope, that preceded it. The Nationals won Friday night’s game, 2-1, and that […]... read more...
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  • Since the Nationals placed Doug Fister on the 15-day disabled list May 15, they have not needed anyone to start in his place. Off-days allowed them to skip his fifth spot in the rotation and keep everyone on full rest. They will need a fifth starter for the first time Tuesday, and Tanner Roark seems […]... read more...
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  • Denver Broncos defensive end Antonio Smith is under investigation for child abuse, according to a TMZ report.John Healey, the district attorney in Fort Bend, Texas, confirmed to TMZ that there is a case, but no charges have been filed. Allegations, he said, are from “multiple incidents dating back to 2010.”Read full article >>... read more...
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  • We’ve now passed the 40-game mark for the 2015 MLB season. Between that and Memorial Day coming up on the calendar, it’s time to start wondering what is really happening, whether or not teams are past a hot start, a rough start or a fluky stage and have to be viewed seriously. At this point of the season, no team is getting more of the “Are they for real?” question than... read more...
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