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Tuesday, December 7th, 2010 at 12:40pm

Two Bits for Werth?

Posted by BW in Offseason, Players

According to Yahoo Sports, newly minted Right Fielder for Life Jayson Werth is gonna need a trim. Said GM Mike “Rizzo” Rizzo,¬†”The team policy is, facial hair is OK but it’s got to be groomed. It’s got to be nicely … professionally groomed.” And as viewers of the Phailers’ playoff run and of the Fox [...]

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010 at 8:40am

Then Again, Probably Not

Posted by BW in Hot Stove, Offseason

From the Beckett Blog, a baseball card we probably will not see in 2011. But given the Nationals recent habit of claiming to make serious offers to every top-name free agent on the market, doesn’t it seem a bit suspicious that we’re not hearing any chatter from the front office about Rizzo making a play [...]

Friday, November 26th, 2010 at 12:01am

Nationals Heritage: Thanksgiving Weekend 2010

Posted by BW in Nationals Heritage, Offseason
Wednesday, November 24th, 2010 at 1:56pm

Dancing with the (NL) Stars

Posted by BW in Offseason

A travesty is what it was. A travesty. Oh, sure, in the end, the right dancer won. From the second week of the season, it was clear that Jennifer Grey Pujols and Votto were the best out there. No arguing with the outcome, even if it was clear that Votto only won because the baseball [...]

Friday, November 19th, 2010 at 4:56pm

Nationals Heritage: Weekend of Nov 19

Posted by BW in Nationals Heritage, Offseason

William Edward “Wid” Conroy, 1909 Nationals.

Monday, November 15th, 2010 at 11:52pm

Hundreds for Posey but Not One Vote for Natsiah

Posted by BW in Offseason, Players

If¬†Jeannette Rankin were still around to vote for Rookie of the Year, she totally would have cast her lone ballot for Strasburg. But Washington’s most famous antiunanimitarian was not available, so the Natsiah got fewer votes for Rookie of the Year than league-average hitter Jose “Who?” Tabata. Though to be fair to Tabata, he plays [...]

Monday, November 15th, 2010 at 12:29pm

Hats Off

Posted by BW in Offseason

Editor’s note: On November 10, the Nationals unveiled sweeping changes to their uniforms for the 2011 season, including replacing their longstanding navy road cap with a new, red-brimmed hat. Over the weekend, BallWonk sat down for an interview with the 2005-2010 all-navy road cap to discuss his retirement, highlights from his career in Washington, and [...]

Friday, November 12th, 2010 at 11:05am

Origin of the Silver Slugger

Posted by BW in Offseason, Players

Far across the galazy, a young third baseman on the planet Zim-Ra trembled before the world-consuming might of Galacticus and weighed an awful choice. He could have the cherished Gold Glove if only he would serve Galacticus as his personal herald of evil and destruction. Surely a small price to pay for universe-spanning power and [...]

Thursday, November 11th, 2010 at 7:38pm

Pretzel Logic

Posted by BW in Offseason

Three years. For three years, BallWonk sat under the awning of that little tiki bar on the beach, you know the one, drinking coconut-lime rum drinks and watching the Nats on TV. All silent-like. “Hey, BallWonk, whaddaya think about Lastings Milledge?” someone would ask, or “Yo, BallWonk, you backing Rizzo this time around?” or “I’ll [...]

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