NATIONALS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Angeles teammates say Albert Pujols called his 499th, 500th home runs

If his Los Angeles Angels teammates are to be believed — and frankly, why shouldn’t they? — Albert Pujols called his 499th and 500th home runs hours before the team took the field to take on the Washington Nationals on Tuesday night. Both Erick Aybar and Mike Trout claim Pujols, who currently leads the league […] The post Angeles teammates say Albert Pujols called his 499th...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
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Nationals’ Zach Walters using ‘Do You Want to Build a Snowman?’ as walk-up music (vid)

Washington Nationals utility infielder Zach Walters used “Do You Want to Build a Snowman” as his walk-up, at-bat music during Tuesday’s game against the Los Angeles Angels at Nationals Park. Another day, another story illustrating how “Frozen” has completely taken over major league baseball (see here and here), as it has pretty much every other […] The post Nationals’...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper stopped hustling three days after getting benched for not hustling

It was lost in the hullabaloo over 500th home runs and generous Air Force servicemen, but Tuesday night’s Nationals-Angels game featured more base-running drama from Bryce Harper. Three days after being benched by new manager Matt Williams for a “lack of hustle” on the base paths, Harper did it again, half-heartedly jogging out a grounder in the fourth inning on Tuesday. ...
Via Pro Sports Daily
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jayson Werth issues first "It's early" of 2014

Unless we're mistaken, it seems Jayson Werth issued the first "It's early" of 2014 for the Washington Nationals after last night's disheartening 7-2 loss to the Angels, "We’re fine. We’ll figure this out. It’s early. It’s April. You can only say that for so long, though." (Jayson Werth, via Washington Post, 4/22/2014) More of the...
Via Nationals Enquirer
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mike Trout-Bryce Harper matchup reignites lopsided debate

Separated by just 14 months, Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals and Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels have drawn comparisons to each other since before both were coincidentally called up to the majors for the last time on April 28th, 2012, and will forever be connected throughout their careers. But outside of a possible meeting in the fall classic or a brief encounter during...
Via Sports-Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Washington Nationals: Recap and Key Moments from the Miami and St. Louis Series

The past week has been a very mixed one for the Nats. The week began on a high note, with a 9-2 demolition of the Marlins, who returned the favor the next day by scoring six runs in the first two innings against Stephen Strasburg. The Nats finished the series like good teams do however, to take two of three from the floundering fish. The next challenge of the week was a four game...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper accused of begging out of game

With Bryce Harper being benched over the weekend for failing to hustle out a groundball, it’s been the perfect time for Washington Post writer, Tom Boswell to rip into Harper. First, Boswell said Harper “may be the seventh best player on the team” saying he now has to think twice on which player will have […]
Via Full Scale Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Easter Bunny Attacked Abe Lincoln, George Washington And Thomas Jefferson

The Easter Bunny had a rigorous day on Sunday, you know with all those eggs to hide and baskets to deliver. So he took the afternoon off by going to the Washington Nationals game and maybe celebrated too hard with a few too many cold ones. During the Presidents Race at Nationals Park the Easter Bunny hopped the fence on the first base side and tackled Teddy Roosevelt, Abe Lincoln...
Via Next Impulse Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Easter Bunny drops Presidents during race at Nationals game

The Washington Nationals Presidents Race, frighteningly lacking security yesterday, saw the Easter Bunny jump from the crowd...taking out 4 of the runners! Leaving George Washington with the opportunity for the win.Your browser does not support iframes.Follow us on Twitter, Subscribe by Email, View via Our Mobile Site, or Return Home
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Video: A 6-Minute Interview With Ray Knight

The Nationals and Cardinals split in the most entertaining series of the weekend—a 4-game set which featured a dramatic walk-off, come-from-behind victory by the home team on Easter Sunday. We were lucky enough to get a few minutes with Nats pre and postgame analyst, Ray Knight. He spoke about Ryan Zimmerman, Bryce Harper, the Nats’ track record against elite teams and his...
Via The Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Nationals: Proposed batting order

Let me start by saying that I love the job that Manager Matt Williams is doing with the Washington Nationals. He does not fear controversial decisions, as was shown when he removed Bryce Harper from Saturday’s game for failing to run out a ground ball to the pitcher. However, if I was in charge, my typical batting order would look slightly different from the one Williams has been...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cards finish long weekend in Washington with 3-2 loss to Nats

WASHINGTON -- Denard Span hit a sacrifice fly in the ninth inning and the Washington Nationals, with Bryce Harper back in the lineup and stealing his first base of the season, rallied past the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2 Sunday. The Nationals loaded the bases in the ninth against Seth Maness (0-1) when Danny Espinosa singled with one out for his third hit, Jose Lobaton singled through...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals Bryce Harper benched for ‘lack of hustle’

Bryce Harper is considered one of the best young players in all of baseball. He is a staple in the Washington Nationals lineup, and despite only being 21 years-old, he is expected to be a leader on Matt Williams’ team. However, in Saturday’s game against the St. Louis Cardinals, Williams removed Harper from the game, citing what he described as a lack of hustle.     Bryce...
Via Sports-Glory
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper gets benched for 'lack of hustle'

Photo: @sportingnews The Nationals had a closed door meeting Thursday night, after they were blown out by the St. Louis Cardinals. Now it hasn’t come out exactly what was said in that meeting, however it seems that maximum effort was something stressed. Matt Williams told reporters after the game that Harper had been benched for “lack of hustle.” In the bottom of the 6th inning...
Via DC Sports-Kings
4 days ago  |  1 Comment

Zach Walters used "Let it Go" from Frozen as his walk-up music tonight

(Photoshop via the great B Sheridan: @md_dc) Oh sure, the Nationals may have snapped an 8 game losing streak to the Cardinals Friday night with a thrilling 3-1 victory, but not to be lost in the shuffle: Zach Walters used "Let it Go" from Frozen as his walkup music for a critical pinch-hitting appearance in the 7th inning. Apparently this is nothing new: Walters used...
Via Nationals Enquirer
4 days ago  |  Discuss
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