The Nationals may have had to open their World Series rings inside the locker room rather than at a ceremony in front of fans, but that hasn’t taken away from the players’ excitement for finally receiving their championship bling after months of waiting. Outfielder Adam Eaton posted a video of him opening the box and starter Patrick Corbin shared some up-close shots of his ring, but closer Sean Doolittle waited a few hours before one-upping both his teammates with a ring reveal of his own.
Posted: July 9, 2020, 7:13 pm
Despite leaving his position as head football coach last year, Chris Petersen will be staying at the UW, albeit in a vastly different role. The coach who led the Huskies to two bowl victories in his six-year tenure at the UW was named the Edward V. Fritzky Endowed Chair in Leadership at the university’s Foster School of Business Thursday. As the former UW Faculty Athletics Representative, I worked extensively with UW coaches.
Posted: July 9, 2020, 6:34 pm
The schedule for the 2021 MLB season was released Thursday and the Nationals will once again see a lot of the AL East.
Posted: July 9, 2020, 5:57 pm
And thus, part of that business has to be determining who will run the Nationals – the World Series champion Nationals – next year and beyond. That we’re talking about this as coronavirus cases across the nation continue to spike is absurd, and it clearly didn’t have to be this way. Rizzo has been the Nationals’ general manager since 2009, and four years later he was promoted to president of baseball operations while keeping his old title, too.
Posted: July 9, 2020, 1:45 pm
With Max Scherzer on the mound and a number of Nationals getting at bats against the Cy Young award-winner (three-time winner), the Washington Nationals had cameras going on the field in Nationals Park. Manager Davey Martinez said the club was doing its best to give everyone all the help (video and data) they can to help with their preparation for the 2020 MLB season. We’re treating — we’re going to treat all these outings as if we’re in the middle of the season,” Martinez explained.
Posted: July 9, 2020, 1:30 pm
As Major League Baseball cautiously tiptoes closer toward beginning its delayed 2020 season, several teams welcomed back players who might have been exposed to the coronavirus, and the San Francisco Giants resumed workouts Wednesday after finally receiving the results of COVID-19 tests administered over the weekend. The San Diego Padres, however, revealed that newly acquired infielder Jorge Mateo’s intake test for coronavirus came back positive and he’s experienced symptoms.
Posted: July 9, 2020, 3:04 am
As the southernmost state to join RGGI, Virginia is sending a powerful signal that our Commonwealth is committed to fighting climate change and securing a clean energy future,” Gov. Ralph Northam said. This initiative provides a unique opportunity to meet the urgency of the environmental threats facing our planet, while positioning Virginia as a center of economic activity in the transition to renewable energy.
Posted: July 8, 2020, 8:59 pm
Caption Close WASHINGTON – It looks like average baseball – feet chopping beneath pop flies, line drives finding grass, the white chalk lines smeared by cleats – aside from one noticeable difference: all these people in masks. The Washington Nationals played their first intrasquad simulated game Wednesday, and each coach and staff member had his face covered. So did Raudy Read, while he was playing first base behind Max Scherzer.
Posted: July 8, 2020, 8:01 pm
Patrick Mahomes signed a record 10-year contract with the Kansas City Chiefs. So, NBC Sports Washington’s Tyler Byrum and Ethan Cadeaux named one athlete from each DMV professional team that they would give a 10-year deal to.
Posted: July 8, 2020, 2:22 am
As baseball nears the two-week countdown to the start of its delayed season, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to keep more players, including Boston Red Sox projected opening day starter Eduardo Rodriguez, off the field. On Tuesday, one day after Major League Baseball released its 60-game schedule, there was continued evidence of the difficulties caused by the pandemic. The San Francisco Giants suspended workouts at Oracle Park as they awaited the results of weekend tests for the coronavirus.
Posted: July 8, 2020, 1:23 am
The reigning World Series champion Washington Nationals have resumed training camp after canceling workouts Monday because of COVID-19 testing delays. General manager Mike Rizzo said the team felt confident about getting back to Nationals Park for practices after receiving all player and staff test results from Friday. A handful of players did not take part in workouts, including Starlin Castro, Juan Soto, Howie Kendrick and Victor Robles.
Posted: July 7, 2020, 4:55 pm
Baseball’s two World Series teams canceled workouts Monday because of coronavirus testing delays that one executive worried could endanger the season. The defending champion Washington Nationals and reigning American League champion Houston Astros called off training camp practices after not receiving test results from Friday. The St. Louis Cardinals also scrubbed their scheduled workout for similar reasons.
Posted: July 7, 2020, 4:18 am
Major League Baseball released its pandemic-shortened schedule Monday, featuring a tantalizing season opener between the New York Yankees and World Series champion Washington Nationals, even as some teams were still bogged down by coronavirus concerns. The St. Louis Cardinals also scrubbed their practice for the same reason. Nick Markakis became the second Atlanta Braves veteran to opt out of the season, swayed by a phone call with teammate Freddie Freeman, who has been stricken with COVID-19.
Posted: July 7, 2020, 4:10 am
MLB commissioner Rob Manfred reportedly felt Nationals GM Mike Rizzo was insubordinate after making comments regarding the league’s testing implemenation.
Posted: July 7, 2020, 1:46 am
”It felt great, actually,” said starter J.A. Happ, who pitched for Team Yankees against Team Bombers. The Yankees held their first intrasquad game of summer camp Monday as they prepare for a condensed 60-game season that starts in 2 1/2 weeks. Aaron Judge, Gleyber Torres, Giancarlo Stanton and other regulars from the defending AL East champs took hacks under the lights against teammates for six innings.
Posted: July 7, 2020, 1:45 am
Major League Baseball, in the face of mounting logistical challenges due to COVID-19, released its official 60-game season schedule Monday. The long-delayed campaign, with teams playing barely one-third of their customary 162 regular-season games, will kick off July 23 with two marquee matchups televised by ESPN. The New York Yankees will play the defending World […]
Posted: July 6, 2020, 11:49 pm
Mookie Betts, Gerrit Cole and a pair of high-profile matchups are set for opening day as Major League Baseball begins its shortened 60-game season on July 23 in ballparks without fans amid the coronavirus pandemic. MLB released the schedule Monday, and it starts with two games. Cole and the New York Yankees visit the World Series champion Washington Nationals at 7:08 p.m. EDT, then Betts and his new Los Angeles Dodgers teammates host the San Francisco Giants at 10:08 p.m.
Posted: July 6, 2020, 11:29 pm
Major League Baseball said Monday that “unforeseen delays” caused some teams not to receive results of their COVID-19 player tests in a timely manner over the Fourth of July weekend. “Our plan required extensive delivery and shipping services, including proactive special accommodations to account for the holiday weekend,” a statement from MLB read. Unfortunately, several situations included unforeseen delays.
Posted: July 6, 2020, 8:04 pm
David Price, Félix Hernández are the latest players to opt out of the 2020 MLB season due to coronavirus concerns.
Posted: July 6, 2020, 3:31 pm