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‘Grant & Danny’ Pledge Only Nationals Talk as Win Streak Continues

by Chris Lingebach
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Anthony Rendon #6 of the Washington Nationals pours a cooler of sports drink on teammate Denard Span #2 after Span scored the winning run against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the ninth inning at Nationals Park on August 21, 2014 in Washington, DC. The Nationals won the game 1-0, their tenth victory in a row. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Anthony Rendon #6 of the Washington Nationals pours a cooler of sports drink on teammate Denard Span #2 after Span scored the winning run against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the ninth inning at Nationals Park on August 21, 2014 in Washington, DC. The Nationals won the game 1-0, their tenth victory in a row. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

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WASHINGTON (CBSDC) – To fully embrace the Nationals’ immaculate winning streak, Grant Paulsen and Danny Rouhier boldly announced their intentions to exclusively talk Nationals baseball on their radio show on 106.7 The Fan, until the streak ends.

The radio duo announced their all-Nats format at the start of their show Thursday — which runs weekdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. — when, at the time, the Nationals had won nine consecutive games.

“The news on Grant and Danny is this: You and I are barricading ourselves in this studio; we’re not coming out,” Paulsen said Thursday. “We are only going to talk about the Washington Nationals on our show. Only, going to talk about the Washington Nationals on our show until the streak ends.”

“Until the streak ends, this is a Washington Nationals radio program,” Rouhier agreed.

“What that means is, today, four hours of Washington Nationals,” Paulsen clearly stated.

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The plan seemed slightly berthed in the hype of the moment. Both admitted on the air it was only after they had the idea, they actually started considering major stories they could be missing, should the Nationals continue their streak to an unexpected length, like, say, through the weekend, when the Redskins also play their third preseason game.

As we now know, the Nationals carried that streak to ten games through their Thursday matinee against the Diamondbacks, completing the sweep of Arizona in walk-off fashion once more, now having won four of their last five on a walk-off of some sort.

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And true to their word, Grant and Danny maintained their commitment to talk only Nationals Friday morning at 10 a.m.

“Thanks for listening and welcome in, 106.7 The Fan. Four more hours,” Paulsen said.

“I give it a ten! I give it a ten, Miss Davis,” Rouhier channeled his inner Billy Bob from “Varsity Blues.”

“Four more hours,” Paulsen reasserted. “The Nationals continued their winning streak last night. They tied a franchise mark: 10 consecutive wins. Never before in the history of this organization have the Nationals won 11 straight games. They have a chance to accomplish that feat tonight. We made a pledge starting with yesterday’s show, after the ninth straight win for the Nationals, that we were gonna talk about the Nats for four consecutive hours, and that we were not gonna stop talking about the Nats, and only the Nats, on our show, until they lost a baseball game. They are 1-0 since we made that pledge, which means hours five, six, seven and eight, of what hopefully will be a marathon for days and days continues today on ‘Grant and Danny.'”

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The Pledge Continues

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So join Grant and Danny throughout the Nationals marathon win streak. There commitment is legitimate.

They will not talk anything — no Redskins, no Wizards, no Capitals — but the Washington Nationals so long as the week continues.

Imagine if, somehow some way, Washington sweeps the visiting San Francisco Giants over the weekend.

Listen live here. Follow Grant Paulsen and Danny Rouhier on Twitter.

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