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No Harper in D.C. this year — here’s why

Have a story up on Nats general manager Mike Rizzo telling ESPN 980 and the Washington Examiner’s Thom Loverro that phenom Bryce Harper won’t be patrolling the outfield at Nationals Park at all this season. Not a surprise, obviously – though Rizz… Continue reading

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Your Nationals Dispatch: Natserpiece Theater Edition

Come here, I want to talk to you. Come in, come in. Sit down. Pull up a chair. No, not the leather one made of the skin from one of the very first NQ staff members. No, not that one either– confound it let me just get one of my staff to get a stool [...] Continue reading

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Harper Slams, Strasburg Bass Fishes

There is some good news on the Phenom Front. Actually, it isn’t much of a “front” considering it is just two people we are talking about, but when you are talking about Nats pitcher Stephen Strasburg and prospect Bryce Harper in the same post you tend to go big. In fact, I don’t think there [...] Continue reading

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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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Bryce Harper Is The Dread Pirate Roberts

Twitterer @jwilhidejr sent this in to us. It is Bryce Harper adjusting to the rigors of manhood by carrying a pink bat and sporting a stache like the Dread Pirate Roberts. Fantastic. He also threw in this pic of Harper pimping his pink cleats and pink bat for Mother’s Day. There is so much going [...] Continue reading

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Beltways bombers

Brian McNally

Both the Orioles and Nationals have been rebuilding for what seems like the better part of a decade now. Each has reasons … Continue reading

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How To Cook Crawdad Jambalaya With Chef Harper

How most of us prepare Crawdad Jambalaya: 1 lb. or 2 1/2 cups cooked and peeled crawfish tails 1/4 cup crawfish fat (optional) 1 1/2 cups water 2 1/2 teaspoons salt 1 tablespoon flour 2 tablespoons salad oil 1/2 cup parsley (2 tsp. dehydrated) 1/2 cup bell pepper chopped 1 1/8 cups rice-uncooked (long grain) [...] Continue reading

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Mr. Venison Leads Nats To Victory

There is nothing better on a Central Virginia morning than reading the box scores while having a cup of coffee and some venison sausage, especially if that venison was harvested from your own land. There is something uber-crazy old school about this particular morning ritual, something very Daniel Boone about it, especially here in Virginia. [...] Continue reading

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No Oliver Perez Yet But Plenty of Scorpions In Minors Camp

I walked into Nationals Minor Camp this morning and went straight up to a security guard and asked him a question I never thought I’d ask, ever, on such hallowed ground as this: “Have you seen Oliver Perez around yet?” In perhaps the most mind-dumbing and ridiculous move of the past year, the Nationals signed [...] Continue reading

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Minors Camp Was Full Of Howler Monkeys This Morning

The Nats are in Port St. Lucie this afternoon to take on the Mets and there is no way I am showing my face around there for a while, even legally, so to get my baseball high this morning I headed over to Minors Camp at the Nationals Training Complex in Viera. Upon leaving my [...] Continue reading

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