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It just doesn’t add up

He led the league in ERA. He led the league in strikeouts. He even led the league in batting average against.

A dominant season, sure. But not one worthy of a Cy Young.

And Nolan Ryan didn’t win one in 1987, just as Seattle’s Felix Hernandez should n… Continue reading

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A Brave new world?

Dan Uggla’s bat has done plenty of damage to the Florida Marlins’ National League East opponents. From time to time, his suspect glove did as much damage to the Marlins.

That being said, Florida dealt its slugging All-Star second baseman to the Atlant… Continue reading

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Past looks good for rookies’ future

It’s pretty rare to win the Rookie of the Year Award and make it to the World Series.

It’s even more seldom for the winner from both leagues to make it.

The award is voted on before the postseason, so the voting can’t exactly be rigged.

When San Fra… Continue reading

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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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Ryan Zimmerman on Adam Dunn’s 1B defense

Local reporters got a chance to catch up with Ryan Zimmerman at Nationals Park as the club unveiled its revamped uniforms for 2011. You’ve all seen the photos by now splashed far and wide across the interwebs. I’ll have my own take tomorrow… Continue reading

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MLB’s WW II Heroes: Jerry Coleman

As a young man Jerry Coleman was at the center of the baseball world. A versatile infielder – primarily at second base – on the great Yankees teams of the 1950s, Coleman was a steady cog in a relentless machine that won six World Series during hi… Continue reading

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Baseball Heroes of WW II: A Night at Nationals Park

They were just young men then with promising futures ahead of them in the sport they loved – until a World War intervened. Like many of their generation, Yogi Berra, Lou Brissie, Jerry Coleman and John Miles had no idea when – or even if – they w… Continue reading

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Nats would know him from Adam

With their exclusive negotiating rights with first baseman Adam Dunn expiring this weekend, the Nationals need a contingency plan in case they can’t work out a contract with the free agent slugger.

Since there’s no player on the open market — or real… 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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