Author Archives: Leon Saffelle

Fielding some questions

To the average fan, Gold Gloves symbolize great defense. To the studious baseball fan, they’ve become a yearly boondoggle.

Managers and coaches carry the burden of making the decision in this election — which was created a little more than 50 years a… Continue reading

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Time is right for ESPN to use pinch hitter

There’s a lot of reasons to hate ESPN. It’s easy to dislike the big kid on the block who also happens to have the economy of a small country. It’s big. It’s bold. It buys up everything that moves.

But it isn’t “The Worldwide Leader” for nothing. Just … Continue reading

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D.C.’s ready to dance with the stars

Leon Saffelle

As we begin November, the Capitals offer the only realistic shot at bringing a championship to the District any time soon. However, that doesn’t mean you can sleep on the city’s ot… Continue reading

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D.C.’s ready to dance with the stars

As we begin November, the Capitals offer the only realistic shot at bringing a championship to the District any time soon. However, that doesn’t mean you can sleep on the city’s other teams.

John Wall’s home debut Tuesday night for the Wizards was abs… Continue reading

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New York, Philly still in race for something

Just when you thought Phillies fans were running away with being the rudest in MLB …

Sure, there have been no reports of Yankees faithful throwing up on a child, but pinstripe patrons are catching up to their Philly friends.

The New York Post repor… Continue reading

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Will Lee change sides to Yanks?

Last week we told you the Nats were in real need of Cliff Lee and that they should make sure he comes to Washington.

Well, now that the Rangers and Yankees will face off in the American League Championship Series, it becomes a real possibility Lee cou… Continue reading

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An offseason Cliff-hanger?

The Nats have said they want to sign a frontline pitcher this offseason.

They seem to prefer to talk about that rather than a new contract for Adam Dunn. While we hope Big Donkey is back in a Nats uniform next season, the talk about a pitcher is intri… Continue reading

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Change to winning ways

Many pitchers made their case in a wide-open AL Cy Young race this season. However, there are certain realities when it comes to the voters, so this really boils down to three candidates:

CC Sabathia
Case for » Well it’s hard to argue with a win… Continue reading

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Top 6: HR seasons in D.C. history

There’s a lot of talk about the status of Adam Dunn’s contract situation, and the reason revolves around his power bat. Dunn is one of the most consistent power hitters of the last decade and has back-to-back 38-homer seasons in Nationals Park. Where d… Continue reading

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Final home game: Nats-Phillies lineups, 9/29/10

The final game at Nationals Park has finally arrived for 2010.

The team’s final game of the season will come in New York when they play a Fri.-Sun. series against the Mets.

Nats GM Mike Rizzo also addressed reporters before tonight’s game.

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