Gio Gonzalez Successfully Plays The Meow Game During Interview

At some point, professional athletes recreating a scene from a stoner comedy that came out 14 years ago is going to get old, but I don't think we've hit that marker just yet. So it's okay to laugh at Washington Nationals pitcher Gio Gonzalez, following in former Falcons safety Thomas DeCoud's footsteps, channeling… » 3/11/15 5:23pm 3/11/15 5:23pm

Let's Appreciate Danny Espinosa's Big, Beautiful Mustache

Max Scherzer's Contract Isn't Quite As Impressive As It Seems

The Washington Nationals have reportedly signed Max Scherzer to a seven-year, $210 million deal. That's a lot of money! That's damn near Clayton Kershaw money! Except that it's not, really. » 1/19/15 1:17pm 1/19/15 1:17pm

Nationals Trade For Prospect Who Is Stuck On The Padres Until June

Baseball is weird, and its weirdness has claimed another victim. This time, it's Nationals, er, Padres shortstop Trea Turner. Turner was traded from San Diego to Washington in the three-team, 11-player Wil Myers trade. But Turner can't join the Nats until mid-June. » 12/20/14 11:17am 12/20/14 11:17am

Jayson Werth Gets 10 Days In Jail For Doing 50 MPH Over The Limit 

Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth was found guilty of reckless driving today, five months after his Porsche 911 was clocked driving 105 mph in a 55 mph zone on the Beltway in Virginia. He loses his driver's license, and was sentenced to serve 10 days in jail, with the remaining 170 days suspended. » 12/05/14 1:52pm 12/05/14 1:52pm

The Nats Are Gone, But Bryce Harper's Taters Are A Joy Forever

The Washington Nationals were bounced from the postseason last night, but not before Bryce Harper did the thing he's been doing all series and murdered one last baseball into the sky. » 10/08/14 9:51am 10/08/14 9:51am

Giants Outlast Nationals To Advance to NLCS

There was a moonshot of a home run, a phenomenal defensive gem, a solid pitching performance, and questionable managerial decisions. But when a fluky series came down to a fluky play, the Giants won 3–2 against the Nationals because they always seem to get a fluky play or two in the postseason. » 10/08/14 1:11am 10/08/14 1:11am

Madison Bumgarner's Pivotal Error Gives Nationals Game 3 Over Giants

Befitting two teams that took 18 innings to score three stinkin' runs on Saturday night, Game 3 between the Giants and Nationals was a pitcher's duel, for six innings at least. And when the game broke wide open it was mostly due to error, not solid hitting. » 10/06/14 8:01pm 10/06/14 8:01pm

Yusmeiro Petit Was Essentially The Giants' Second Starter Last Night

Yusmeiro Petit has a weird position on the Giants. He was passable as a spot starter, but couldn't earn a place in a strong San Francisco rotation. The Giants don't need him to close out games, either, and Petit is capable of pitching longer than only an inning. But last night, in the longest MLB postseason game… » 10/05/14 1:06pm 10/05/14 1:06pm

Steven Souza's Brilliant Catch Completes Jordan Zimmermann's No-Hitter

Nationals righty Jordan Zimmermann turned a 10-strikeout, one-walk no-hitter against the Marlins today, and Steven Souza capped it off with a thrilling catch in left field for the final out. It was the first no-hitter in Nationals history. » 9/28/14 3:50pm 9/28/14 3:50pm

Darren Rovell Can't Tell A Two From A Five

Darren Rovell is a petty dickhead. Because people make so many jokes about how he is a money-grubbing, soulless, post-human shill for rich old men and corporations, his sheer petty dickheadedness can go underappreciated, but it's really what defines him, which is why the very best Rovell stories involve him not only… » 9/18/14 6:00pm 9/18/14 6:00pm

Umpire Ejects Braves Fan For Profanely Heckling Bryce Harper

The audio's probably NSFW if you're blaring it at your office, but familiar if you've ever been stuck sitting near your ballpark's resident leather-lunged asshole. » 9/17/14 10:07am 9/17/14 10:07am

Little Girl Gives No Shits, Runs In Front Of Stephen Strasburg's Warmup

Stephen Strasburg's warmup session came to an abrupt halt yesterday when a girl involved in the Nats' pregame ceremonies chose to run right between the pitcher's mound and home plate. Wheee! » 8/25/14 2:33pm 8/25/14 2:33pm

The "Absolutely Epic" Nationals Are The Most Exciting Team In Baseball

Washington Nationals fans should stop, take a deep breath, and realize just how good they've got it. In the history of MLB there haven't been many better or more exciting stretches than the Nats' last week-plus: nine straight wins, six of them by a single run, and four of the last five, including last night's,… » 8/21/14 9:25am 8/21/14 9:25am

Bryce Harper Drags Foot Through "A" Behind Home Plate In Turner Field

Bryce Harper trolled the Atlanta Braves and their fans last night by swiping the dirt "A" behind home plate at Turner Field with his cleat. As he approached the plate on at least two at-bats, Harper seemed to intentionally drag his foot across the stylized "A", trying to ruin it. » 8/10/14 1:15pm 8/10/14 1:15pm