July 20, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Dr. Fauci to Throw Ceremonial First Pitch at Nats Opener

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in Bethesda, will throw out the ceremonial first pitch at the Washington Nationals’ opening game Thursday against the New York Yankees. The Nationals said in a statement: “Dr. Fauci has been a true champion for our country during the Covid-19 pandemic and […]

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November 21, 2019 | Joe Yasharoff

End of the Baby Shark Era: Nats’ Parra Leaves for Japan

Gerardo Parra, the man responsible for the Baby Shark phenomenon that became synonymous with the Washington Nationals’ run to a World Series title will not be back for the 2020 season. The 32-year-old outfielder signed a deal with Yomiuri Giants in Japan’s Nippon professional baseball league this week. Parra was signed by the Nats in […]

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November 3, 2019 | Joe Yasharoff

ABBA Tribute Band Honors Nats at Strathmore

Several hours after their victory parade in Washington DC, the Nationals received an unexpected shout out. Saturday night at the Music Center at Strathmore in North Bethesda, ARRIVAL from Sweden, considered the best ABBA tribute band in the world, paid homage to the Nationals winning the World Series. The band, playing ABBA’s familiar hit songs […]

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October 31, 2019 | Joe Yasharoff

Nats’ Championship Merch Flying Off Shelves

Ten minutes before the clock struck midnight Wednesday, the Washington Nationals clinched the franchise’s first ever championship beating the Houston Astros 6-2 in Game 7 of the World Series. About 40 minutes later—at 12:30 a.m.—Dick’s Sporting Goods at Rio Shopping Center in Gaithersburg had opened its doors to customers hungry to buy merchandise saying “World […]

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October 30, 2019 | Joe Yasharoff

Nats Fan Extraordinaire Brotman Enjoys Team’s Magical Ride

Charlie Brotman is a local legend. For decades he ran his own PR company working with almost every team, prominent athlete and celebrity to come through DC. He was the official announcer for every presidential parade from Eisenhower through Obama. And he was the Washington Senators’ stadium announcer going back to the 1950’s when the […]

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October 25, 2019 | Maryam Shahzad

Nats’ Fans Keep Riding the ‘Baby Shark’ Bandwagon

The viral children’s song “Baby Shark” has become the Washington Nationals unofficial theme song over the past few months. How did it happen? The Nats signed Gerardo Parra, the much traveled outfielder, in May. He was in an 0-for-23 slump when he decided to change his walk-up music. He chose the song as an ode […]

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September 25, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

10-Year-Old Boy With Leukemia Throws Out First Pitch at Nats Game

A 10-year-old boy who has been living with leukemia for half of his life threw the first pitch at the Nationals home game on Wednesday night. Edu of Houston, Texas has been battling leukemia since he was 5 years old and is currently being treated in a cutting edge Car T-cell therapy clinical trial at […]

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April 7, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, April 7, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, April 7, in Montgomery County: 1. Pay attention to your driving! Montgomery County police officers are cracking down on distracted drivers this month. 2. The County Council is holding its final two budget hearings today. 3. The Downtown Bethesda Sector Plan and Maydale Nature Center are two of […]

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January 15, 2013 | Ted Leavengood

Ted Leavengood

Have Nationals Launched a Death Star?

Raphael Soriano became one of the elite late inning pitchers with Tampa Bay in 2010 when he posted 42 saves and a 1.73 ERA. At the end of that season, the Yankees signed him for two years as the ostensible heir to Mariano Rivera–no small complement. Atlanta’s Craig Kimbrel might be the best and Fernando […]

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