Oct 1, 2010, 1:18 PM EDT
So, you want to be a sportswriter? Let me assure you, the life’s not nearly as glamorous as you think. Especially when your flight from Dulles to LaGuardia gets canceled because of a tropical storm. And the earliest they can guarantee you a seat on another flight is at 10 p.m. Yes, it’s been quite…
Sep 30, 2010, 7:31 PM EDT
Updated with new deadlines for arbitration and non-tenders The players union just announced some changes to their collective bargaining agreement with MLB that will alter the manner in which many offseason moves are completed, particularly with free agents. Among the changes announced… – All players eligible for free agency will become free agents without the…
Sep 30, 2010, 4:23 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Ross Detwiler was roughed up by the Phillies last night. The low point of last night's home finale surely was Ross Detwiler's pitching performance, one that saw the left-hander allow seven runs over 4 2/3 innings, all of the runs scoring via four homers. It was not the…
Sep 30, 2010, 4:21 AM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Nyjer Morgan scored the Nats' lone run in tonight's 7-1 loss. They gathered behind the first base dugout for the bottom of the ninth. The die-hards. The season-ticket holders. The ones who sit through all the blowouts and the rain delays and the pitching changes and the presidents…
Sep 29, 2010, 11:14 PM EDT
The Nationals thought they had their No. 1 starter set in stone for years to come. But Stephen Strasburg’s Tommy John surgery will leave a massive void at the top of Washington’s 2011 rotation and will leave general manager Mike Rizzo searching for a replacement this winter. Rizzo said acquiring a No. 1 starter is…
Sep 29, 2010, 7:38 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER If the weather cooperates, the Nats will play their home finale tonight. And so we have arrived at the final home game of the season. Or least the final scheduled home game of the season. As you can see, the tarp is back on the field and the…
Sep 29, 2010, 4:00 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Adam Dunn's bat has directly contributed to 16 Nationals wins this season. I know just about everything has been said about Adam Dunn and his future with the Nationals, and people may be growing tired of it. Dunn himself certainly is. But I've been doing some research this…
Sep 29, 2010, 4:45 AM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Adam Dunn is mobbed by teammates after winning tonight's game. If you were in the stands at Nationals Park or watching on TV tonight, you saw plenty. You saw the ball shoot off Adam Dunn's bat and into the night. You saw the park burst into celebration. You…
Sep 28, 2010, 11:49 PM EDT
Photo courtesy Bill Scheuerman Jesus Flores has been participating in full in the Florida instructional league. Encouraging news from Viera, where Jesus Flores is playing at full strength in instructional league games and giving Nationals officials reason to believe he's still in their long-term plans. Flores, still rehabbing from a shoulder injury that dates back…
Sep 28, 2010, 7:43 PM EDT
Read the full story on CSNwashington.com. Stephen Strasburg just held a conference call with reporters, updating everyone on his recovery from Tommy John surgery for the first time since undergoing the procedure on September 3. I'll have a full story on CSNwashington.com later this afternoon, but among the highlights from Strasburg… – He had the…
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