Category Archives: Josh Willingham

Your Nationals Dispatch: Letter to Shackleford Edition

Dear Shackleford, I know it has been a couple days since the Kentucky Derby and your fourth place finish and you probably don’t want to relive and remember the last 50 feet to the finish line that ultimately defined your run, but I have to get this letter off my chest. Ever since the authorities [...] Continue reading

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Willingham traded to A’s

Busy day for the Nats, who traded outfielder Josh Willingham to the Oakland Athletics for 23-year-old reliever Henry Rodriguez and minor-league outfielder Corey Brown.

Washington has now completely broken up the heart of a batting order that was prett… Continue reading

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The Hammer Of Thor Has Fallen – Updated

The Washington Nationals traded outfielder Josh Willingham to the Oakland A’s this afternoon for– no one seems to know yet. The rumor is two young guys with one already having Major League experience. In that case, if GM Mike Rizzo can’t trade the Hammer of Thor for two major league experienced players then one of [...] Continue reading

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Joe Bisenius Will No Longer Steal Souls With His Eyes

Jesus Christ! Every time I look at a photo of Nats reliever Joe Bisenius I get the shakes. Those eyes– you just feel like your soul is getting sucked into their icy, cold vortexes. Wait, back up. What I should have said is “former” Nationals reliever because Joe Bisenius is no longer with the Washington [...] Continue reading

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Josh Willingham hopes to bypass free agency, stay with the Nationals

Nationals left fielder Josh Willingham remains under the team’s control for one more arbitration-eligible season, but Willingham would prefer to delay his first shot at free agency and sign a multi-year contract this offseason, said Matt Sosnick, Willi… Continue reading

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Vote Willingham, Remember #21

When I was about 12-years old, my father continued that time honored tradition of entrusting his baseball collection to his son. He had some wonderful cards from the 60s and 70s, mostly pitchers because he was a pitcher in little league. While investigating his cards, I came upon one that was in awful shape. of [...] Continue reading

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I was reading Tom Boswell’s piece in The Post today, and it got me thinking about the Nationals, and their first year in Washington. The return of baseball to Washington had captivated me – as a native Washingtonian and childhood fan of the Senators, I made the trip back to DC for Opening Day – [...] Continue reading

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