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The Blue & Gray Press | December 11, 2017

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The Nationals look to move past Washington’s spotty playoff performance

October 12, 2017 |

By LUKE ENGBERT

Staff Writer

“And strike three! You’re out!” As the Nationals continue their playoff run this 2017 season, we can only hope that we don’t hear that phrase too often. At least not in reference to the Nats. Unfortunately for Washington fans, the teams from the area do not have a stellar track record when it comes to playoff success.Read More

Nationals looking to make a deep playoff run

October 5, 2017 |

By SKYLA HENDRICKS

Staff Writer

The Washington Nationals are hoping to make a deep playoff run this year. To help them achieve this goal, the line-up of the team is found to be one of the best in the league and one of the better rosters the team has ever had. The Nationals are led by strong hitters making the offense a force to be reckoned with.Read More

MLB season is underway after exciting Opening Day

April 6, 2017 |

By DUSTIN THOMAS

It is the beginning of April and warm weather is upon us. Get your sunflower seeds, cracker jacks and peanuts and get ready because baseball is finally here. Things kicked off on Sundaywith a 1:05 p.m. first … Read More

MLB Playoff Preview: strengths and weaknesses of all teams

October 5, 2016 |

By PETE TEAGLE

The Major League Baseball playoffs are already underway as Wild Card teams look to punch their ticket to October baseball. The Blue Jays beat the Orioles in dramatic fashion, with a walk- off home run in the 11th inning propelling them to a matchup with the Texas Rangers. The Mets also face the Giants on Thursday night in a matchup of some of the National League’s best pitching. Before the playoffs get into full swing, let’s take a look at each of the contenders’ biggest strengths and weaknesses, as well as a couple compelling story lines.Read More

Dusty Baker takes the reigns in D.C.

November 11, 2015 |

By C.J. CUMMINGS

With many different players and coaches to choose for the Nationals’ manager job, the organization went in the direction of Dusty Baker. Although Cal Ripken Jr., Jim Leyland, Tony La Russa, Bobby Cox, Dave Martinez and more were all possible candidates for the managerial position. Leyland, Russa and Cox all at least 70 years old but all have the experience for the position.
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Nationals disappoint in 2015, fail to reach expectations

October 1, 2015 |

By SEAN KINSLOW

“A lock for the National League East Division,” “A World Series favorite,” “One of the best teams in all of baseball,” these are phrases that experts and fans alike used to describe the Washington Nationals before the season began.Read More

Washington Nationals continue to struggle

September 17, 2015 |

By CHRISTOPHER CUMMINGS

In 1924, the Washington Senators won the only World Series for Washington D.C., a franchise that is not affiliated with the Washington Nationals, but rather the Minnesota Twins.Read More

Scherzer shines in Nats debut, errors prove costly

April 8, 2015 |

By STEPHEN RECHTER

It was a tough opening day for the Nationals. They lost 3-1 to the Mets as they embarked on what many believe to be a promising 2015 season. Read More

The Bryce Harper Debate: Most overrated player in baseball?

April 1, 2015 |

By STEPHEN RECHTER

Is Bryce Harper, the rock star-like icon of the Washington Nationals’ fan base, an overrated player? Could he be the most overrated in all of baseball?Read More

Washington Nationals report to Spring Training

February 24, 2015 |

By SEAN KINSLOW

As the residents of the Washington, D.C. area continue to freeze, the area’s baseball team is heading south to sunny and warm Viera, Florida.Read More