Category Archives: LERNERS

I’m Sure The Phones Are Going Off The Hook At MASN

The most electrifying day in sports blogging history took place today when the Nationals Inquisition and MASN baseball guy Phil Wood took up space on MASNsports.com to talk about birthdays and marriages. Early returns say MASNsports.com has never gotten so much traffic before and they had to fix the flux capacitor and hit the switch [...] Continue reading

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Werth Press Conference Reveals No-Trade Clause

"I’ve been in the post-season a lot the last few years, and that’s what it’s all about.  That’s what you play for."
""You finally get to free agency, you have a chance to do something special for yourself and for your family. There’s a lot of things that go into it."
–Jayson Werth, at his introductory press conference.

(D.Nichols/Nats News Network)
The obligatory handshakes and jersey Continue reading

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Dunn Deal: Where Do the Nats Go From Here?

So that’s it.
Adam Dunn is officially no longer property of the Washington Nationals, having signed a four year, $56 million dollar contract with the Chicago White Sox.
As I’ve written many times in the last several months, it was never about Dunn’s defense.  Kenny Williams, GM of the American League White Sox, gave Dunn his fourth year.  That’s all this was ever about.  To pretend like defense Continue reading

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Random Thoughts on Wednesday Afternoon

WHAT TO DO ABOUT DUNN?
I wrote yesterday about how the Nats are on the fence with free agent first baseman Adam Dunn and how he can start entertaining offers from any club after midnight Saturday night. 
Let me say this:  I think the Nats have no intention of signing Adam Dunn, unless he fails to garner a four-year offer elsewhere and he lands in their laps much as he did two years ago, hat in Continue reading

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Product, Customer Service and Transparency

As a follow up to the debacle last night at Nationals Park, I wanted to offer a quick few comments on the difference between the Washington Nationals and another franchise, this time a local one:  The Washington Capitals.
There was a time when folks weren’t so enthused with Ted Leonsis and the Washington Capitals.  When Ted first took over, he took the easy way out, chasing free agents and Continue reading

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GAME 157 REVIEW: A Tale of Two Franchises

"That’s the reason you want to come to a team like this. They know how to do it," — Phillies starter Roy Halladay

"Kind of embarrassing when everyone in the stadium is clapping against you and you’re at home," Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond.

Phillies fans — as far as the eye can see — revel in division title at Nationals Park.
(Photo by C. Nichols/Nats News Network)
Monday night at Continue reading

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Kasten Confirms Resignation, Says "This is just about me."

With his college age son sitting beside him on the top ledge of the Washington Nationals dugout, curly W’s adorning the wall, Nats President Stan Kasten confirmed to the media that he would be resigning, effective at the end of this season.
He said at the beginning of his statements that he would talk today about his experiences with the team, and how and why his resignation came about, but Continue reading

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