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  1. Let the fun begin

    Oct 6, 2012, 7:25 PM EST

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Crews are preparing Busch Stadium for the NLDS against the Nationals. ST. LOUIS — Hello from Busch Stadium, which has something of a familiar feel right now. Weren't we just here? As a matter of fact, yes. The Nationals played here last weekend. The stakes this time are…

  2. Looking back at D.C.’s playoff history

    Oct 6, 2012, 2:00 PM EST

    30th President of the United States Calvin Coolidge gets set to throw out the first pitch of the 1924 World Series (Photo by AP.) When the Nationals begin the National League Division Series on Sunday, it will mark the first playoff game for a Washington baseball team in 79 years.  D.C. baseball fans have seen…

  3. Meet them in St. Louis

    Oct 6, 2012, 12:51 AM EST

    US Presswire photo Bryce Harper and the Nationals will travel back to St. Louis for the NLDS. If the Nationals are going to win their first-ever postseason series, they're going to have to take out the defending World Series champs. The Nationals will face the Cardinals in the National League Division Series after tonight's wild…

  4. NL Wild Card Game

    Oct 5, 2012, 7:30 PM EST

    Associated Press file photo Turner Field hosts the first-ever, winner-take-all, NL Wild Card Game. And so the postseason has arrived. And for the first time, the Nationals have tangible reason to care about the outcome. That's because they'll be playing the winner of today's first-ever, winner-take-all, NL Wild Card Game between the Braves and Cardinals.…

  5. Start times, umps announced

    Oct 5, 2012, 4:00 PM EST

    Associated Press photo Marvin Hudson and Davey Johnson will be reunited during the NLDS. The first two postseason games by a Washington baseball team in 79 years will have late-afternoon starting times, and don't be surprised if that trend continues next week once the National League Division Series returns to the District. Major League Baseball…

  6. Assembling a postseason roster

    Oct 5, 2012, 11:00 AM EST

    US Presswire photo Rookie Christian Garcia could squeeze his way onto the postseason pitching staff. The Nationals, officially, have known they'll be competing in the postseason for two full weeks now, so they've had plenty of time to consider their 25-man October roster. Major League Baseball, however, doesn't require teams to actually submit their roster…

  7. D.C.’s arrival as a baseball town

    Oct 4, 2012, 8:33 PM EST

    Photo by Bob Youngentob / CSNwashington.com Postseason tickets have been the hottest item in town since the Nationals clinched. How does a town respond to something that hasn't happened in 79 years? How does a city that hasn't hosted a postseason ballgame since Franklin Roosevelt's first term in the White House catch pennant fever? And…

  8. Revisiting Opening Day predictions

    Oct 4, 2012, 4:21 PM EST

    US Presswire photo Well, at least I came close on the attendance prediction. I've often said it's important that we as sportswriters be held accountable for what we write. We ask players and managers to be accountable for their performance. It's only right that we hold ourselves to the same standard. Which makes this day-after-the-season…

  9. Beltway Baseball: Postseason preview

    Oct 4, 2012, 2:00 PM EST

    The regular season has concluded, the postseason is about to begin, and we’ve got so much to talk about that this edition of Beltway Baseball could probably stand alone as a 30-minute TV show if they added commercial breaks. Among the topics I discussed with CSNwashington.com’s Chase Hughes and the Washington Times’ Amanda Comak were…

  10. Best in the bigs

    Oct 3, 2012, 11:31 PM EST

    Associated Press photo Adam LaRoche tosses goodies to fans behind the Nationals dugout after the game. The Washington Nationals — who never posted a winning record, never reached the playoffs and never won a division title in their first seven seasons in the District — didn’t just knock down all those barriers in year eight.…

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