Washington Nationals: A Different Hero Every Day

DC Sports Nexus ---- Thursday, August 21, 2014

You probably have to be on your computer to see it...

Gio Gonzalez Ice Bucket Challenge Features LaRoche & Span In Hot Tub

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Here is a video of Washington Nationals pitcher Gio Gonzalez doing the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge while Adam LaRoche & Denard Span watch creepily from the hot tub behind them. Um. Yeah.

Bob Carpenter Wants Nothing To Do With FP's Scorecard

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During Wednesday night's broadcast, Bob Carpenter was showing off his world famous "free" Bob Carpenter's Scorebook (learn about that here). Well FP decided to get the FP "remedial" Scorecard into the shot, and Bob was not happy. Carpenter called it "bush league" grabbed FP's scoresheet, and chucked it back at Santangelo.

After that happened FP was sure to let the fans know that the scorebook is free once again...

Bryce Harper Is Using A Yasiel Puig Bat

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MASN showed a zoom in close up picture of the bat Bryce Harper was using during his 2nd at bat today...a Yasiel Puig.

Nats announcer FP Santangelo said it was pretty common for players to share bats.

The Adventures Of Bob & FP Behind The Plate

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During Wednesday night's Washington Nationals vs Arizona Diamondbacks game, Nats TV announcers Bob Carpenter & FP Santangelo moved from their usual positions high above the field in the announcers booth to a nice cushy seat in the first row of the Presidents Club just to the left of home plate.

Well of course this led to some shenanigans...here are a few pictures and quotes:

Radio Show To Talk Nothing But Nats Until They Lose Another Game

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On Thursday afternoons edition of DC Sports Talk radio show "Grant & Danny", the show announced that they will be talking nothing but Washington Nationals baseball every second of their 4 hour afternoon radio show (10am-2pm) every day until the team loses another game. No Redskins, no Capitals, no Wizards...Nothing but Nats. Here's the deal:

Walk Off

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Watch these 5 videos and tell me you aren't feelin it...5 Walk offs in 6 days...it is happening again...

Washington Nationals & Redskins Cartoon Playing Cards Are Cool

DC Sports Nexus ---- Sunday, August 17, 2014

Washington Nationals pitcher Gio Gonzalez tweeted a picture of some cool looking playing cards that have caricatures of different Washington Nationals players on them. Well they looked awesome so I decided to find out where he got them. Here's what I found out.

Junkies Summer Dress Party BINGO

DC Sports Nexus ---- Wednesday, August 13, 2014

The Sports Junkies (minus Lurch) from WJFK 106.7 the Fan are holding their annual Junkies Summer Dress Party on Friday August 22nd at the Clarendon Ballroom rooftop and we are getting CISED! Last year I had quite a crazy time (read the recap here, including a pic of DC Sports Bog throwing up the shocker), and I'm looking for a repeat performance.

In order to help myself accomplish this, I thought I'd add a little extra fun to the night. So I've created a special game that all Junkies P1s can play to spice up the party. So here it is, your very special sundress edition of JUNKO. Try to beat all your donk friends.

I hope you enjoy, and I'm up for any suggestions or changes. It is really hard to remember all the classic Junkies moments when I'm put on the spot.

Washington Nationals Pushing Discounted Ballpark Sushi

DC Sports Nexus ---- Thursday, August 7, 2014

The Washington Nationals official Twitter account tweeted out something that was a little strange today. The Nats are promoting $5 sushi, available at a specific sushi stand (what?) at Nats Park for the Nats day game against the Mets on Thursday. Who doesn't love discount sushi? From a ballpark...?

They also imply that the sushi will be $5 if you retweet it. I really have no idea what the point of this tweet is. Do they want to get rid of soon to expire sushi? Do they want this to "trend" on Nats Twitter? Do they think that people will leave work and head to the ballpark?

Now according to the zoom in of the photo (where the $5 appears to not be written but photoshopped) the sushi does say "No Raw Used" so you probably wouldn't die, and it is probably okay. But I ain't risking it.

Michael Wilbon Thinks Bryce Harper Should Be Sent To The Minors

DC Sports Nexus ---- Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Nationals manager Matt Williams appeared on the Sports Junkies radio show on WJFK 106.7 The Fan on Wednesday, as he does each week, to talk about the Nats. One of the hosts of the Junkies, Jason "Lurch" Bishop asked Williams a sort of throwaway question about if it was a good idea to send 2 time All-Star Bryce Harper to the minors to get him out of a slump.

The Junkies, probably expecting a quick "Hell no" answer so they could just move on, got a little more out of Matt Williams, who didn't exactly shut down the possibility.  Lurch didn't even just ask the question, he asked if it was "stupid". Williams told the radio host that he was not an idiot for considering that action, but mentioned that Harper was too special to send down.

Well of course this story has hit ESPN, and my favorite show PTI. Here's what Wilbon & Kornheiser had to say:

Should they send Bryce Harper down?

"They should! But I don't think they can." - Michael Wilbon

...saying it would be good for his "baseball" but bad for the franchise, manager, town, emotions...and later reiterating that he could use the work in the minors. More from Wilbon.

"I think now we're talking about 2 separate things. We're talking about what's good for his baseball and what's good for him and that franchise and as you know there's already this delicate balance, this dance that's being done around this kid, even though to me, he's not even close to being the kind of player that he ought to be, and injuries have played a good part of that."

"The relationship with the town, the manager, the club, I don't think emotionally the Nationals can afford to send him down to the minors to get well"

"They absolutely can not do that." - Tony Kornheiser

...saying it would fracture his relationship with Matt Williams which is already shaky due to an earlier benching incident.

Tyler Clippard Sporting DC Designed Socks For All Star Game

DC Sports Nexus ---- Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Looking to get in on those stylish socks that Washington Nationals relief pitcher Tyler Clippard is wearing for tonight's All-Star game? Well look no farther than DC based company, Lineup. This is the place to get custom socks based on your city, in our case DC. Here's a sample of what they have in their Fall 2013 collection:

The company has styles for Wizards fans, Caps fans, Skins fans, University of Maryland fans, and DC United fans. And they only run you $14.

The socks have been around for a while, but tonight, after Nats Insider Mark Zuckermann tweeted Clippard wearing them for his all star appearance, the internet demanded to know more.