I saw a headline on Yahoo! Sports that grabbed my interest. I would have loved to sit in on the pitch meeting that netted this gem from the Marlins. “So … the Nationals are coming to town.” “The Nationals. Well, they’re not in first place right now, so we have to scrap that language.” “What [...]

Washington outfielder Bryce Harper crashed into the right field wall while chasing down a flyball off the bat of A.J. Ellis. Harper lay on the field for several minutes receiving attention from the trainers before exiting the game. David Vassegh (@thereal_dv) of FOX Sports Radio advised on Twitter that he’d spoken to agent Scott Boras. [...]

The boos from the Los Angeles crowd one week ago trumpeted the arrival of a new villain in Major League Baseball, someone to move the needle and pique the interest of casual fans. On Sunday night, Bryce Harper was on display for the national audience in a home tilt. He wasted no time getting the [...]

It’s only appropriate that one of the game’s top prospects make his debut on the grand stage of Los Angeles. The Nationals placed third baseman Ryan Zimmerman on the disabled and called up phenom Bryce Harper, who had started to find his stroke at Triple-A Syracuse. He owned a .250 batting average with six extra-base [...]

The next week will be interesting if you watch Washington Nationals baseball. If you don’t follow it at all, then you should for the time being. It was reported on Tuesday afternoon that super prospect Stephen Strasburg would be recalled to the major league club in one week’s time. Strasburg pitched to a sub-3.00 ERA [...]

Respect. You know the song. The image of Aretha Franklin belting out her classic hit likely filled your brain. Everybody wants respect … to feel that their contribution will be appreciated, supported and, as appropriate, rewarded. Everyone wants respect. Not everyone has the ability to make a brief statement and walk away from their job. [...]

The hype machines are being allowed to cool. There’s been so much hyperbole chucked out across the airwaves that we faced a spill of BP proportion. Seriously, the adjectives and statistical comparisons between Stephen Strasburg and (insert Hall of Fame pitcher here) have reached the point of inducing nausea. That’s right. I said it. I’ve [...]

The hour is almost at hand. Fantasy owners are clamoring to the waiver wire in the hope that the next big thing will be wearing a Nationals cap. I remember the episode of The Simpsons where billboards, banners and commercials announced that “Gabbo Is Coming.” Who? What? Where? Well, it ended up being a smart-alleck [...]