Nationals’ Ryan Zimmerman starts fund for health care workers, Capitals’ Nicklas Backstrom donates $20K

The D.C. solidarity between two notable athletes in the nation’s capital was on full display Thursday through charitable donations for health care workers. Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman started a fund meant to give meals and supplies to medical workers in Northern Virginia who are working to help treat patients Read more

Washington Nationals all-time team: Scherzer joins Pedro in rotation; Expos greats Raines, Carter in lineup

In an effort to avoid going stir crazy with MLB and every other major sports league shut down during the coronavirus pandemic, I’ve decided to take a look at the best of the best for each baseball franchise. We’re going to have a 30-day series creating an all-time team for Read more

Howie Kendrick’s Game 7 homer shouldn’t be overlooked; neither should his potential for the 2020 Nationals

Since baseball for the moment exists only in the virtual realm, maybe it’s time to revisit and properly appreciate Howie Kendrick’s inexpressibly clutch home run in Game 7 of the 2019 World Series.  By way of refresher, here’s Kendrick’s opposite-field shot against Astros reliever Will Harris (and his 1.50 ERA Read more

Nationals release reliever Hunter Strickland after MLB shuts down spring training for COVID-19

Major League Baseball, like many sports leagues around the world, has been shut down indefinitely because of the growing threat that is the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Spring Training has been suspended and Opening Day will be pushed back at least two weeks, though that remains subject to change. On Friday, MLB Read more