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WATCH: Nationals’ Aaron Barrett and Brandon Barnes standoff before the game

With a 162 game season there has to be some fun before, after, and sometimes during the game. Right before the Washington Nationals and Colorado Rockies threw the first pitch, pitcher Aaron Barrett and outfielder Brandon Barnes decided to standoff. The challenge started during the playing of the National Anthem, but continued until Denard Span walked up to the batters box. With the...
Via DC Sports-Kings
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Nationals, Rockies Engage In Lengthy National Anthem Standoff (Video)

Before the first pitch was thrown at Wednesday afternoon’s Washington Nationals-Colorado Rockies game, the Nats recorded a huge morale-boosting win. After the national anthem wrapped up and the players returned to their respective dugouts, Washington’s Aaron Barrett and Colorado’s Dave Barnes remained on the field, as they engaged in a lengthy and fiercely competitive standoff...
Via NESN.com
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Man Grows Awe-Inspiring Beard in Shape of Washington Nationals Logo

The sports world has been graced with three of the better acts of logical fandom over the last few weeks, from the Brian Dozier back hair jersey to an impromptu Dante Exum sunburn jersey. Now, this ingenious Washington Nationals fan has crafted his epic beard into the shape of the team’s logo. The result is simply mesmerizing. Update: Beard Man has been spotted at Wednesday...
Via Next Impulse Sports
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Nationals Injury Update: Ryan Zimmerman on DL with strained hamstring

The Washington Nationals have announced that they have placed third baseman Ryan Zimmerman on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring suffered in Tuesday night's win over the Colorado Rockies. They have recalled infielder Zach Walters from Triple-A Syracuse to take Zimmerman's spot on the roster.The #Nats have recalled INF Zach Walters & placed Ryan...
Via MLB Injury News
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Nats place Ryan Zimmerman on DL

After missing 44 games this season to a fractured thumb, the Washington Nationals have again placed 3B Ryan Zimmerman on the MLB disabled list.   This time Zim goes to the DL with a strained hamstring.  Zimmerman injured his hamstring last night in the sixth inning when he drove in a run on a ground ball.  After passing and stepping on first base, Zimmerman instantly felt discomfort...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Nats rally late, down the Rockies 7-4

The Washington Nationals continue to play fine baseball.  Last night was another example.  The Nats rallied from a 3-0 and 4-2 deficit to defeat the Rockies 7-4.   The rally was capped off by a three-run bomb by Adam LaRoche that sealed the win for the Nationals.  With the win and a loss by Atlanta last night, the Nats improved to 55-43 and increased their NL East Division lead...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Nationals Injury Update: Ryan Zimmerman exits game with leg injury

Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman pulled up while running out an RBI grounder in the sixth inning of Tuesday night's game against the Colorado Rockies (video below). Zimmerman, who is hitting .326/.394/.539 with three homers and 20 RBI in the last 24 games, walked off the field under his own power. Danny Espinosa came in to pinch run and play second base with Anthony ...
Via MLB Injury News
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Desmond and Rendon have kept the Nats offense

Ian Desmond Nationals – Photo Credit – Keith Allison   The Washington Nationals offense is at full strength,  meaning they have all their players in the right positions in the lineup spots that they want them at. This wasn’t always the case. The Nats have dealt with injuries to Ryan Zimmerman (broken thumb), Bryce Harper (Torn ligament in left thumb), Adam LaRoche (Quad)...
Via Hot Stove MLB
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Nationals fan with insane curly ‘W’ beard says it will look more refined’ at game (pic)

Washington Nationals fan Eric Brooks made some hairy waves on the Internet and started the timer on his 15 minutes of fame when a photo he posted to Instagram showcasing his insanely awesome curly “W” beard went viral. Brooks, a transplanted Nats fan living in Colorado, announced that he would be proudly sporting the incredible […] The post Nationals fan with insane curly ‘W’...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper unveils new "stack and jack" batting stance, hair style

And so, Bryce Harper introduced a new hair style and a new batting stance in his return from the All-Star break. Let's just call the batting stance "stack and jack" and the hair cut "jack and stack" for simplicity. Via Washington Post: Harper returned for the second half with a new batting stance, a change he revealed Friday afternoon during batting practice...
Via Nationals Enquirer
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Nationals: Looking forward the second half

The second half of the Major League Baseball has already began in more ways than one. The 81 game mark was passed a couple of weeks ago, and each team has played one series since finishing the all-star break. However, the future for the Washington Nationals and every other MLB team hangs in the balance as division races are tight and the trade deadline is upcoming. Washington currently...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Nationals OF Bryce Harper Does His Best Willie Mays Hayes Impersonation

Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper is one of the more exciting and explosive players in baseball-but he is still pretty darn young. As a young player that still has plenty to learn he is going to make mistakes. It's expected.What is not expected is for them to be as funny as this attempt to get back to first base after taking a pretty big lead off.via TwitterSuffice...
Via FatManWriting
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Bryce Harper gets picked off by a mile at first base

Everyone can remember Willy Mays Hays from the movie “Major League.” He was as fast as could be, but an absolute bonehead on the base paths (early in the movie). Well, minus being told that his shoe was untied by the first baseman, Bryce Harper was caught in a similar manner at first base Sunday afternoon. Harper had already been thrown at two previous times, and he walked back...
Via DC Sports-Kings
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Drew Storen and Craig Stammen get their laces snipped (Video)

Up above, video of Friday night's controversy in which Drew Storen and Craig Stammen had to have the laces snipped on their gloves. Apparently the request did not come from the Brewers, but was made by Home Plate umpire Chad Fairchild, who was enforcing a new MLB directive. Stupid rules. Brewers beat the Nats 4-2. Williams said the umps, not the Brewers, were the ones asking...
Via Nationals Enquirer
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper in a Montreal Expos uniform

So, what if the Expos never left Montreal? Up above, a photo of the cover of this month's "What If" issue of SportsNet magazine in Canada, featuring Bryce Harper in an Expos uni. This much we know: if the Expos never left Montreal, Bryce Harper would never have been an Expo. (Photo via @johnintini. See also CSN Washington) Related articles Bryce Harper was...
Via Nationals Enquirer
7 days ago  |  Discuss
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