Mar 1, 2011, 10:13 PM EST
Photo courtesy Bill Scheuerman Bryce Harper connects for his first hit of the spring. VIERA, Fla. — Bryce Harper sat around his spring training apartment Monday night and rather than stewing over his two-strikeout debut for the Washington Nationals, took a more upbeat approach. “I went home and I started laughing about it, actually,” he…
Mar 1, 2011, 6:32 PM EST
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Shoulder soreness is preventing Adam LaRoche from playing the field for now. VIERA, Fla. — Adam LaRoche made his spring training debut for the Nationals today, but not at the first base position he's expected to man for at least the next two seasons. A case of shoulder…
Mar 1, 2011, 5:53 PM EST
As surely you’ve noticed — and don’t call me Shirley! — this site suddenly looks very different. As part of its purchase of Nats Insider, CSNwashington.com has been planning a redesign of the site, the first stage of which took place today. This is only the first step of the process, and there will be…
Mar 1, 2011, 2:34 PM EST
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Rain is in the forecast today at Space Coast Stadium. VIERA, Fla. — After more than two weeks of perfect weather, I suppose we were bound to experience some clouds and precipitation eventually. Sure enough, we've already had some sprinkles at Space Coast Stadium this morning, and there…
Mar 1, 2011, 4:00 AM EST
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Wilson Ramos slides in ahead of Mike Nickeas' tag in the top of the fourth. PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — So, believe it or not, Bryce Harper wasn't the only player of consequence in today's Grapefruit League opener. Quite the contrary, a number of other members of the…
Feb 28, 2011, 8:41 PM EST
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Bryce Harper reacts to striking out in his first at-bat of the spring. Read my full story with postgame quotes on CSNwashington.com PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — Bryce Harper's first at-bat in a big-league spring training game didn't last long, and didn't produce the result the 18-year-old Washington…
Feb 28, 2011, 5:29 PM EST
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — Willie Harris emerged from the third-base dugout at DigitalDomain Park this morning with a smile on his face and a bounce in his step. Just like the guy Nationals fans came to know over the last three years. Except for the Mets uniform he was wearing. "I miss my guys,"…
Feb 28, 2011, 3:00 PM EST
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER DigitalDomain Park, spring home of the New York Mets. PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — Let the games begin. The Grapefruit League begins this afternoon for the Nationals, who open exhibition play against their division rivals from Queens at the recently renamed DigitalDomain Park. Just rolls off the tongue,…
Feb 28, 2011, 12:05 AM EST
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Jim Riggleman has presided over a Nats camp lacking in the usual drama. VIERA, Fla. — Walking around the practice fields near Space Coast Stadium for the last two weeks, you tend to strike up conversations with all sorts of people. Players. Coaches. Team execs. Fans. Other media…
Feb 27, 2011, 9:29 PM EST
VIERA, Fla. — Though minor-league spring training doesn't begin until mid-March, the Nationals invite a roster full of their top prospects to come to town early and participate in an "accelerated development camp." These are mostly younger prospects, guys who aren't ready for big-league camp quite yet, plus a handful of veteran minor leaguers who…
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