12:02 PM EDT, Wed July 18, 2018
Federal Baseball 12 hours ago
AL 8-6 over NL in extras in MLB All-Star Game in Nationals Park...

AL 8-6 over NL in extras in MLB All-Star Game in Nationals Park...

Max Scherzer gave up a bomb of a home run Aaron Judge in two innings of work, and Bryce Harper went 0 for 2 with two strikeouts in the 2018 All-Star Game in Nationals Park. WASHINGTON, D.C.: “It’s a great venue for the All-Star Game, our nation’s capital,” Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred told reporters this morning, before the 89th annual MLB All-Star Game. “I think baseball has a unique place in American culture so it’s really fitting that we’re here,” Manfred added. The last time Washington, D.C. hosted an All-Star Game, in 1969 in RFK Stadium, it was the...
WTOP 2 hours ago

Nationals’ Bryce Harper hints at potential long future in DC

The All-Star game on Tuesday brought with it more than a fun distraction, it also offered a glimpse into the potential future of a National's superstar.
WTOP 13 hours ago

So-so All-Star Game at home for Nationals’ Scherzer, Harper

WASHINGTON (AP) — For Max Scherzer, Bryce Harper and any Nationals Park regulars in attendance, this home All-Star Game probably felt rather familiar. A lot of hype, some so-so performances and, at times, a nearly…
Royals Review 2 hours ago

With Manny Machado headed to LA, the Brewers (and Royals) can win the trade deadline

Why rent when you can buy? For small market MLB teams, staying competitive long-term can be a challenge. Us here locally in Kansas City have seen that first hand. One good stretch of being very good, one good stretch of being very bad. Another stretch of being very good, and here comes the bad. Small...
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Scherzer's approach mirrors MLB’s current state

Scherzer's approach mirrors MLB’s current state

WASHINGTON • There was a game this season in which Max Scherzer did some enthusiastically dominant Max Scherzer thing, probably against Atlanta. Washington Nationals reliever Ryan Madson leaned over to Sean Doolittle and asked if he recognized the game their…
Federal Baseball 2 hours ago

Wire Taps: Harper didn’t cheat in HRD; Strasburg returns Friday

Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news and enjoy two days off to do something other than watch baseball. You’ll make it, we believe in you... All-Star season is over. We got to see Max Scherzer on the hill and Bryce Harper win the Derby. Even if the...

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Federal Baseball 1 hour ago
Sean Doolittle shares history of his relationship with Smash Mouth... again...

Sean Doolittle shares history of his relationship with Smash Mouth... again...

If you somehow haven’t heard this story before, Sean Doolittle was kind enough to share it again during his media availability Monday afternoon before the All-Star Game... If you’ve heard/read all this before, feel free to move on, it’s just a funny story about a young couple and a pop band from the late 1990s-early 2000s, that’s still around today, and has been tangentially connected with sport because of one hit song, and their Twitter feuds and friendships over the years. During Monday’s pre-All Star Game media availability in Washington, D.C., a reporter asked Nationals’...
Federal Baseball 4 hours ago
Washington Nationals’ Shawn Kelley on solid first half, more sliders the better...

Washington Nationals’ Shawn Kelley on solid first half, more sliders the better...

One of the pleasant surprises of the “first half” of the 2018 for the Washington Nationals has been the return to form of right-hander Shawn Kelley. WASHINGTON, D.C.: “More sliders the better, right?” Washington Nationals’ reliever Shawn Kelley asked rhetorically when the fact that he had thrown the pitch more often during the first half of the 2018 campaign than he’d thrown it in either of his two previous seasons in Washington, D.C. was brought up recently. “Last year I was a lot max-effort, kind of all arm, and I think when I started to lose a lot of my extension I lost...
WTOP 12 hours ago

AL bests NL in MLB All-Star Game 8-6

The American League continue their winning streak at Nats Park Tuesday night, beating the National League 5-3 and in the sixth MLB All-Star Game in a row.
WTOP 14 hours ago

Nats-Orioles TV fees dispute likely to be reheard this fall

The long-running dispute between the Washington Nationals and Baltimore Orioles over television rights fees likely will be reheard by a committee of baseball executives this fall.
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Photos: 2018 All-Star Game

All-Star Week concluded with the big All-Star Game at Nationals Park in Southeast D.C. Tuesday night.
WTOP 15 hours ago

Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh takes in All-Star Game

The District of Columbia appellate court judge is an avid baseball fan and a Washington Nationals season ticket-holder. Kavanaugh was taking in the game from above first base.
WTOP 16 hours ago

Strasburg to start 1st game after All-Star break for Nats

Stephen Strasburg will come off the disabled list and start for the Washington Nationals against the rival Atlanta Braves in their first game after the All-Star break. Two other key players could also return to the Nats lineup.
Federal Baseball 18 hours ago
2018 MLB All-Star Game GameThread - Nats Park hosts the Midsummer Classic...

2018 MLB All-Star Game GameThread - Nats Park hosts the Midsummer Classic...

Enjoy the All-Star Game tonight, then it’s back to business on Friday night. Unfortunately, Sean Doolittle will miss out on his opportunity to try for a save in the All-Star Game in Nationals Park, but both Max Scherzer, who’s starting the game for the National League, and Bryce Harper, who’s playing center and batting sixth for the NL squad, will be in their in the 89th annual Midsummer Classic. Scherzer told reporters after National League manager Dave Roberts announced him as the starter on Monday that he was looking forward to the experience of pitching in the All-Star Game in his...
Federal Baseball 19 hours ago
Washington Nationals’ red carpet pics from 2018 MLB All-Star Game festivities...

Washington Nationals’ red carpet pics from 2018 MLB All-Star Game festivities...

Here are pics from the Washington Nationals’ All-Star’s red carpet arrival at Nationals Park... Sean Doolittle said last week that when he looked back on his first All-Star experience in 2014, it wasn’t the game itself which stood out in his memory, but all the events and the excitement that go along with the Midsummer Classic. The 89th annual All-Star Game is, if you somehow haven’t noticed, being held in Nationals Park tonight, and that means that before the rain started to fall in the nation’s capital, they rolled out the red carpet for the players’ arrival at the park in...
Federal Baseball Jul 17, 2018
Wire Taps: Harper wins Derby, talks future; Scherzer starting ASG

Wire Taps: Harper wins Derby, talks future; Scherzer starting ASG

Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news before the start of the 89th annual Midsummer Classic. That was legitimately fun. Seeing trophies on the field at Nationals Park is a new experience — maybe we’ll get to see it again sometime soon. In the meantime, enjoy the All-Star Game! Here’s the scoop from South Capitol: With All-Star Game in Washington, Bryce Harper looks back on baseball life, ahead to uncertain future (NBCSN)Bryce Harper's career in Washington may have reached its peak last night -- and for once, he spoke candidly about his future. "It's always a possibility [I...
Federal Baseball Jul 17, 2018
Bryce Harper wins 2018 MLB HR Derby in Nationals Park: “This is for the whole city of D.C.”

Bryce Harper wins 2018 MLB HR Derby in Nationals Park: “This is for the whole city of D.C.”

Bryce Harper thrilled the nation’s capital last night, rallying late to win the HR Derby in Nationals Park. WASHINGTON, D.C.: 13-14-15-16-17 ... and with just two seconds left, homer No. 18 of Bryce Harper’s final round flurry sailed out to right field in Nationals Park as Washington’s 25-year-old slugger rallied, tying Chicago Cubs’ bruiser Kyle Schwarber in the 2018 MLB HR Derby. “I know we’ve talked about that for a long time, and we were able to do that tonight and get 18 with 30 seconds left. Wow, that was pretty awesome.” - Bryce Harper on HR Derby With bonus time...
Federal Baseball Jul 17, 2018
In Derby win, Bryce Harper puts struggles aside to captivate a city

In Derby win, Bryce Harper puts struggles aside to captivate a city

The Home Run Derby came calling. Bryce Harper answered. Sure, maybe you’re tired of his act. Bryce Harper is in the midst of a disappointing season — to put things lightly. That grisly .214 batting average just won’t sit right in your stomach like a bad dish of Chinese takeout. His lazy routes in the outfield and lack of hustle on groundballs in the infield make you want to pull every last strand of hair out of your head. This isn’t the light-your-hair-on-fire Bryce Harper you’ve grown accustomed to seeing take the field at Nationals Park over the years. Gone are the days of...
Federal Baseball Jul 16, 2018
Watch Bryce Harper finish off the 2018 Home Run Derby

Watch Bryce Harper finish off the 2018 Home Run Derby

Bryce Harper did it. For one night at Nationals Park, everything felt right. For one night, Bryce Harper was the Bryce Harper he was always supposed to be: the fire-starting, high intensity phenom that could make stadiums roar with the snap of his fingers. The event itself had little meaning, and Harper had an advantage from the start thanks to his low (high?) seed. It’s unlikely that any momentum Harper created will carry into the second half of the season. It doesn’t really matter. Harper, when he knocked off six homers in 27 seconds to tie Kyle Schwarber up at 18, and then another in...

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    Max Scherzer

    Aaron Judge hit a home run off Max Scherzer in the All-Star Game

  • 11 Bryce Harper

    Bryce Harper

    Wire Taps: Harper didn’t cheat in HRD; Strasburg returns Friday

  • 4 Sean Doolittle

    Sean Doolittle

    Sean Doolittle shares history of his relationship with Smash Mouth... again...

  • 1 Ryan Madson

    Ryan Madson

    Scherzer's approach mirrors MLB’s current state

  • 1 Stephen Strasburg

    Stephen Strasburg

    Strasburg to start 1st game after All-Star break for Nats

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