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Pitcher Stephen Strasburg #37 of the Washington Nationals throws a pitch in the bottom of the fifth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies on July 12, 2014 at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pa. (credit: Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

Should Major League Baseball Lower Mound With Hitting Down?

Baseball has a problem: Clayton Kershaw, Aroldis Chapman, Felix Hernandez and all the other kings of the hill are just too good.

07/15/2014

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Musicians + Sports: American Authors on Baseball, the Red Sox and Kanye West’s Aquatic Calling

The breakout band riding high on the success of “Best Day of My Life” have few ideas of musicians who’d make great athletes, including Fall Out Boy drummer Andy Hurley.

03/07/2014

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Yankees Star Rodriguez Sues MLB, Selig in NYC

Alex Rodriguez has sued Major League Baseball and its commissioner, saying they are trying to destroy his reputation and career.

10/04/2013

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Petition Wants NFL To Pay Billions In Taxes

A petition recently launched is calling for Congress to revoke the National Football League’s tax exempt status forcing the league to pay billions from revenue in taxes.

10/02/2013

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Nationals Among America’s Least Popular Baseball Teams

D.C. traffic on game nights might seem to indicate otherwise, but apparently the Nationals are one of the least popular teams in baseball.

07/18/2013

Washington Nationals (28-29)

The Week in Sports

Here’s what you may have missed, or if you didn’t, what’s worth re-reading this week (June 3-7).

06/07/2013

Nationals Opening Day

Nats Park Hot Dog, Beer Prices on the Pricey End

The Nationals got off to a good start Monday, but if the season takes a turn for the worse, take heed. Compared to other baseball stadiums, it is very expensive to drown your sorrows at Nats Park.

04/02/2013

Nationals' baseball catcher, Wilson Ramos, looks on during a press conference in Valencia, Venezuela on November 12, 2011. Ramos, whose kidnapping in his native Venezuela anguished sports fans around the world. (credit: LEO RAMIREZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Kidnapping Fears Continue for Major League Players from Latin America

When thinking of the risks associated with playing Major League Baseball, kidnapping doesn’t quickly come to mind. But perhaps it should — especially if you’re a hardball prodigy hailing from Latin America.

03/04/2013

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Most Notable Player Deals Made By The MLB Trade Deadline

At 4 p.m. ET on Tuesday afternoon, Major League Baseball’s non-waiver Trade Deadline passed with 19 teams within five games of postseason contention. For the first time ever, a record 10 clubs will earn an invite to MLB’s postseason dance. Let’s take a look at the most notable deals that went down.

08/01/2012

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Elfin: Baseball Has Returned To D.C. Now How About An All-Star Game

The Nationals are sitting on D.C.’s first winning season in baseball in 43 years, with the most All-Stars representing the team since it’s inception 7 years ago, so it’s only fitting that, with an opening in 2015, Commissioner Selig brings the mid-summer classic back to the nation’s capital.

07/10/2012

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