Washington Nationals

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2011

    The Franchise Episode 1: Promising Rookie Looks a Little Raw

    UCinternationa​When Showtime aired a preview for The Franchise in April, the Giants were only two weeks into the MLB season and still riding high in defense of their World Series title. Back then, the show looked like a window into the lives of baseball players, rather than a rough-and-tumble vie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2011

    Madison Bumgarner -- It Gets Better!

    Keep smiling, champ​With Thursday's loss to the Cincinnati Reds, Giants starter Madison Bumgarner entered into the running for a most undesirable laurel. Is he the greatest 2-8 pitcher in Major League history? Despite the 21-year-old's lopsided record, his earned-run average just keeps getting low ... More >>

  • News

    November 10, 2010

    Obstruction of Justice

    A kidnapping victim watched his case linger needlessly in court 
for years. In S.F., he has company.

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2010

    Nyjer Morgan, Brawlin' S.F. Native, Slammed By Major League Baseball

    ​Nyjer Morgan, the 30-year-old San Francisco native who triggered one of Major League Baseball's most violent brawls in years, has just taken a hit from the league office. After charging the mound Wednesday -- and getting the worst of it, including a flying clothesline from Florida first baseman G ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2010

    Nyjer Morgan, S.F. Native, Triggers Massive Baseball Brawl (Video)

    Nyjer Morgan does San Francisco proud...​Whatever you accuse Nyjer Morgan of, you can't say he's boring. He was born in San Francisco, followed a childhood craze for hockey (!) into a career as a young minor-leaguer in backwoods Canadian towns, and, finally, cracked a Major League Baseball roster ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2010

    Giant Eugenio Velez Dons Jersey Reading 'San Francicsco'

    Oh no, Eugenio!​In what will hopefully not be a defining moment in his career or the San Francisco Giants' season, reserve outfielder Eugenio Velez entered yesterday's game wearing a jersey emblazoned with the name of a city that doesn't exist. That'd be "San Francicsco." "No, no, I didn't know," ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2009

    *Comme C'est Bizarre* -- Examiner Offers Sports Scores For Defunct Team

    Excusez-moi?​The old saying notes that the upside of living in the past is that it's cheaper there. And it would be a hoot to chain smoke Old Golds and pound back Schaefers -- the one beer to have when you're having more than one -- at Ebbets Field. But the notion of nostalgia evaporates when deal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2009

    When it Comes to Trade Deadline Sluggers, Ryan Garko Is About as Big as the Giants Go

    Ryan Garko is not supernatural -- but, then, who is?​Moments after the San Francisco Giants obtained first baseman Ryan Garko in exchange for a Single-A pitcher 99 percent of the team's fans had never heard of, the Internet critiques came in two flavors: No. 1 -- Ryan Garko ain't all that. No. 2 - ... More >>

  • News

    July 6, 2005

    Say-It-Ain't-So Joe

    Why does Joe Morgan -- the best second baseman in history and a prominent TV broadcaster -- hate Moneyball? And Billy Beane and his Oakland A's? And you, too, if you think the statistical revolution that's overwhelmed Major League Baseball has any

  • News

    April 16, 2003

    Remembrance of a War Past

    An unfond look back at Freedom Toast, TV jingoes, and a pro-war bully called Tony Hall

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