Category Archives: SHAMELESS SELF-PROMOTION

"Nationals Lunchbox" on CSNWashington.com

We were asked to participate in the first episode of "Nationals Lunchbox", what we hope will be a recurring program covering the Washington Nationals, on CSNWashington.com.  CSN’s Kelli Johnson was our host, and we were joined by Federal Baseball’s Patrick Reddington. We talked about the possible Nationals representitive in this year’s All-Star Game, phenom Bryce Harper, and the upcoming amateur Continue reading

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Nationals Face Daunting Schedule Over Next Two Weeks

In my latest for MASNSports.com, I take a look at the Washington Nationals upcoming schedule, where after they complete the ongoing series with the New York Mets, they host the World Series champion San Francisco Giants before setting out on a 10-day, nine-game road trip against Philly, Florida and Atlanta.
It would be a brutal test regardless, but made even more daunting by the fact the team is Continue reading

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Nats News Network Guest Blogs for MASN.com

Here’s a plug for my guest blogging spot on MASN.com today.
In my first piece, I wanted to try to convey where I come from with regards to my approach to covering the Washington Nationals.
I’m a big believer in the statistical side of baseball.  To me 100 years of evidence is strong enough to convince me that "the right way to play the game" is not always the best way to play the game.
The other Continue reading

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"Playing Pepper"

Our friends at C70 at the Bat, a respected St. Louis Cardinals blog and founding member of the Baseball Bloggers Alliance, asked us to help them out with a series they call "Playing Pepper", where they ask a few questions about the upcoming season to bloggers and independent journalists for all the big league teams.
We were honored that they asked for our opinion about the Washington Nationals Continue reading

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DC-IBWA Pre-Season Survey Results

The DC Chapter of the Internet Baseball Writers Association conducted a survey of its members (independent journalists, websites and blogs) on a variety of topics concerning the 2011 Washington Nationals.  The results can be found here. 
It’s particularly interesting to gauge the opinions of those that follow the team the closest on some of the position battles, team statistical leaders and wins Continue reading

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"Nats Weekly" — LIVE Internet Radio — at 5:15 pm Today!

We’ll have another installment of "Nats Weekly" on PrimeSportsNetwork.com today at 5:15 pm.
Host Greg Depalma and I will talk about the Nats off-season moves and upcoming spring training.
If you want to join us live with a question or comment, the number is 877-244-0585.
Pitchers and catchers report in just a couple days! Continue reading

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Random Thoughts on MLB Realignment and Expansion of Playoffs

Over at MASN.com last week, Ben Goessling had some interesting ideas about improving Major League Baseball’s playofffs and bettering the game as a whole. You should definitely check out his thoughts and the comments to his post in conjunction with this column.
Ben’s inspiration for his post was the fact that the cruddy Monday Night Football game between Tennessee and Jacksonville outdrew the Continue reading

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DC-Internet Baseball Writers Announce 2010 Awards: How I Voted

The Washington, DC chapter of the Internet Baseball Writers Association announced their 2010 Nationals Player Achievement Awards earlier today.  There were some very interesting choices and individual votes, plus folks voted on their favorite professional and non-professional baseball writers.  If you read this blog, you’ll want to check out the results.
Here’s how I voted.
MVP:  Ryan Zimmerman/ Continue reading

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Thank You for Visiting Nats News Network

I know that it’s usually customary to thank your readership when the season is actually over, and I’ll do it again at that time too, I’m sure.  But since this is the last weekend homestand I wanted to take a moment to say Thank You, to every single person that has read Nats News Network and Off the Field this season.
Despite all the losses, and the long hours Cheryl and I put into this, we’ve had Continue reading

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Random Thoughts from a Hotel Room in Pittsburgh on a Saturday Afternoon

BULLET-POINT STYLE!Dang, it’s cold in Pittsburgh.  Definitely sweatshirts and jeans weather.

First guy we see getting out of the parking garage was wearing a Penguins windbreaker and Steelers cap.  Naturally.

The Nationals plan to recall Yuneski Maya, Collin Balester and Ross Detwiler on Monday, according to multiple reports.  You have to figure at this point Maya will slide right into Scott Continue reading

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