Washington Nationals

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    March 26, 2014


    The Mets take on the Nationals in their home opener

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    September 9, 2013

    Yankee Stadium Prices Illustrate Two New Yorks; The Rich One at the Game, The Other, Watching at Home

    The revelations last week over beer prices in major league baseball stadiums gives us a chance to use it to illustrate what has become a central topic in this year's remarkable mayoral campaign--the city's shrinking middle class and the ever broadening economic gap between the rich and poor. This a ... More >>

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    February 26, 2013

    Revis, Don't Leave Us -- Don't Be the Next New York Star Out the Door

    As of this morning, Jets owner Woody Johnson, new GM John Idzik, and coach Rex Ryan are in Indianapolis evaluating draft prospects. Also in Indiana was agent Neil Schwartz, who represents several players, most notably the Jets' All-Pro cornerback Darrelle Revis. Yes, the Jets brass has a great deal ... More >>

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    September 11, 2012

    Dickey V. Gonzalez In Battle For Cy Young Love

    Tonight's matchup of the Mets and Washington Nationals gets about as anticipated as a game can get with no postseason at stake. The Mets, after all, have had just two Cy Young winners in their 50 year history -- Tom Seaver (1969, 1973 and 1975) and Dwight Gooden (1985). I don't know whether R.A. Di ... More >>

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    July 23, 2012

    Relief For Mets Is In Sight -- And His Name Is R.A. Dickey

    Late Saturday afternoon Mets fans got a surprise when Terry Collins brought in R.A. Dickey to pitch the 9th inning. Dickey gave up a home run to Juan Uribe, a .181 hitter. It was irrelevant since the Mets were trailing 6-5 and did not score in their half of the 9th.Nonetheless, it was an interesting ... More >>

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    June 6, 2012

    Johan No-Shows Letterman

    Mets fans are still basking in the afterglow of Johan Santana's no-hitter, among them Jon Stewart, who began Monday night's Daily Show with camera phone videos of him and his family celebrating in the stands at Citifield (see video embedded below). About 45 minutes later David Letterman celeb ... More >>

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    May 23, 2012


    The Mets face off against the Phillies

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    May 11, 2012

    How Are The Mets Only One Game Out Of First Place? No...Seriously -- How Are The Mets Only One Game Out Of First Place?

    Trying to find a hook on the Mets this year is as hard as getting a straight answer about the team's finances. Right now, as they get ready to play at Miami tonight, they are 18-13, in third place, but just one game behind the first place Nationals and a half-game behind the Braves,. They are, incre ... More >>

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    March 17, 2012

    Michael Pineda: Let's Hold The Worry

    What a difference four miles per hour can make. Actually, three. If Michael Pineda's fastball down in Tampa was slamming into catcher Russell Martin's mitt at just 95 mph -- and I say "just" because it was known last year to hit 96 and sometimes 97 -- Pineda would not be on the verge of pushing Ma ... More >>

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    February 14, 2012

    Knicks' Point Guard Jeremy Lin Does the Impossible

    Phenoms who come in under the sports radar are almost exclusively confined to baseball. There are so many examples of this that they almost defy counting -- a 19-year-old Dwight Gooden matures early, just a year out of high school and can suddenly throw a 97 mph fastball past experienced major leag ... More >>

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    November 12, 2011

    Wilson Ramos, MLB Catcher, Rescued From Kidnappers; Top Mexican Official Killed in Helicopter Crash; Solyndra Emails Released

    ​Washington Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos was rescued yesterday after being abducted outside his home in Venezuela. Ramos was living in Valencia, a town outside of Caracas, during the MLB offseason and was held in a mountainous region while his captors demanded a ransom. ESPN reports "the fi ... More >>

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    July 26, 2011

    Tad Reeves: More Scenes from the Life of a Scientologist

    A Volunteer Minister's work is never done​Greetings, fellow Scientology watchers! How good and snug it feels to be back in our underground bunker, where we keep a vigilant eye on all things L. Ron Hubbard-related. After a week away, we're back with a new set of supplies, lots of reading materi ... More >>

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    March 30, 2011

    Danny Meyer to Cater to the Appetites of Washington Nationals Fans

    Insert Shake Shack here.​Three years ago, Danny Meyer brought his brand of hospitality to Citi Field, where he gave Mets fans Shack burgers and pulled pork sliders to chew on between innings. Now, he'll do the same for Washington Nationals fans. Per a release from the Union Square Hospitality ... More >>

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    March 30, 2011


    Say a prayer for the New York Mets

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    September 10, 2010

    Are the Mets Looking for a Reason to Dump Carlos Beltran?

    ​When is a controversy not a controversy? Offhand, we'd say when it hasn't stirred up any controversy. Carlos Beltran's sacrifice fly Wednesday gave the Mets a 3-2 win over the Nationals, and you'd think that in a season of such unrelenting disappointment that might be a high note. But fo ... More >>

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    June 9, 2010

    Stephen Strasburg's Debut: Not As Great As You Think

    "Cy Young Award To Be Renamed After Stephen Strasburg," writes Frank Coffey on Not quite yet. The Washington Nationals' Steve Strasburg's major league debut last night against the Pittsburgh Pirates was pretty darned good, but by one measure it wasn't even one of the 10 best debuts ... More >>

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    May 24, 2010

    Jerry Manuel Saved by K-Rod's Strikeout of A-Rod? If You Think That, You Aren't Paying Attention

    Safe, for now​Was K-rod's whiff of A-Rod last night the pitch that saved Jerry Manuel's job -- at least for another week or so? Probably. The first we saw to call for Manuel's firing in print was Mike Vaccaro in the Post last Monday. Last Friday, Filip Bondy said as much in the Daily News (" ... More >>

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    February 17, 2010

    Jerry Manuel Vows To Make Mets Spring Training About Actual Training

    ​Looking for bright spots as the Mets pitchers and catchers report? Here's one: Jerry Manuel has vowed to put his team through a starter course in fielding fundamentals. If you doubt they need it, consider some of these facts: First, the Mets fielded at exactly the league average, .984, last ... More >>

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    December 8, 2009

    The Rise and Fall of Internet Sports Bookie and Poker Pro James Giordano

    From Bluff magazine to court, James Giordano was wired for success until Queens prosecutors captured him in their web

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    October 27, 2009

    Crazy Yankee Chick: The World Series According to Will Smith & DJ Jazzy Jeff

    ​Good morning! It's officially Philly-Turnpike-Series-Trash-Talking-Bonanza time! Here's a little morning music to get warmed up. (As if there weren't already volumes upon volumes of reasons why NYC is superior to Philly, here's another one: unless I want to parody "Streets of Philadelphi ... More >>

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    October 25, 2009

    Bobby V Doesn't Get the Gig; Acta to Manage Indians

    Manny Acta, formerly manager of the Nationals, has signed a three-year contract with the Cleveland Indians, edging among other candidates former Mets manager Bobby Valentine. (It is also revealed that Yankee great Don Mattingly, now a hitting coach with the Dodgers, was also considered for the job.) ... More >>

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    October 21, 2009

    Bobby Valentine Might Manage the Indians

    ​Miss Bobby V? A lot of Mets fans do. The former Mets skipper was wrapped super tight; when asked if getting into the playoffs was fun, he said no, fun was skiing with his family; when he got thrown out of a game, he snuck back into the dugout wearing a fake mustache; he fought with the manag ... More >>

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    October 15, 2009

    Crazy Yankee Chick: New York Water Torture

    ​"Go to This is why I never liked kites." --My sister explaining her fear of being carried off into the open skies "I have done no work today bc I've been on since 10 this morning. Think my boss is just happy it's not youtube." --My buddy explaining his fear of a 3-man ro ... More >>

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    August 12, 2009

    Jockbeat: Baseball's Striking Anniversary

    ​Do you remember where you were 15 years ago today?  Wherever you were, you probably woke up, like me, to the startling revelation that "There's no baseball today!"In fact, as we'll never forget, there was no baseball for the rest of the year -- none in fact until April of 1995.   A ... More >>

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    July 21, 2009

    Mets Keep Manuel, Minaya; Said to Refuse Halladay

    Mets general manager Omar Minaya (pictured) confirms that both he and manager Jerry Manuel have been told they'll keep their jobs next year. Maybe that big win over the mighty Nationals last night clinched the deal. Or maybe no one else wants their jobs. Faith and Fear in Flushing calls this good ... More >>

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    June 15, 2009

    Jockbeat: What We Did, and Didn't Predict about the Mets/Yankees Matchup

    From our Friday Jockbeat on the Yankees-Mets:  "The odds seem pretty good that the Yankees can take at least two of three, most likely the first two. Joba Chamberlain ... has been pitching very well of late, only 3-1 for the season but solid in two no-decision starts ... "Saturday the odds ... More >>

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    May 13, 2009


    The Mets prepare to clobber the Nationals

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    May 12, 2009

    Yankee Dirt Sells, but Tix Rebate Not Such a Deal; Mets Attendance Down

    Steiner Sports is getting right on that Yankee Stadium detritus auction, announcing today it is immediately commencing an auction of such "timeless Americana" as "1 ft. x 1 ft. pieces of live sod from Yankee Stadium" for $120 and "Final Season Crystals with Genuine Dirt from the original Yankee S ... More >>

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    April 24, 2009

    New York Baseball Grows Contentious

    "Slice and binge ya like a license ninja," observes this St. Louis rapper to some punks from New York. "Yo Tell Me How New York Got Bodied By St. Louis," concurs a colleague. This is timely, as the Cardinals swept the Mets this week, with Albert Pujols punching two home runs in yesterday's game. T ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    April 15, 2009


    The Washington Nationals take on the Mets’ fearsome foursome

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    April 14, 2009

    Kalas, Fidrych: So Long, Friends

    Everybody talks about how every spring baseball can make you feel young. What we often forget is how baseball can also make you feel old. If you're a fan of the game, you'll mark important points in your life by the passing of those you followed when you were young. To Mets fans, Harry Kalas, who di ... More >>

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    March 10, 2009

    Fans Fleeing High-Priced Mets Tickets, Too?

    Mets tickets for April and May went on "presale" today to the lucky few — that is, anyone on the Mets email list — allowing the great unwashed to get their first look at what it'll be like to get into the team's new, downsized home. Let's roll the dice and play Mets ticket roulette: & ... More >>

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    August 17, 2008

    Mild Relief: Mets Deal for Ayala (1-8, 5.77 ERA)

    The New York Mets famously have trouble with their bullpen. When closer Billy Wagner is out, the problem approaches crisis. This was made painfully clear on July 22, when Mets ace Johan Santana saw a quality start thrown away by the remaining Mets relievers. (Maybe that's why Santana has pitched tw ... More >>

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    March 31, 2008
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    July 30, 2007

    Mets Fan Murdered Mom After Loss: Queens DA

    Doesn't this seem more like something a Yankee fan would do? Or a Red Sox fan? Mets fans always appeared more suicidal than homicidal. In any event, it's awfully tragic. Michael Anthony—no relation to the former bassist of Van Halen—stabbed his mother in the head and beat her to death with a ... More >>

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    July 20, 2007

    Yanks Reach First Place ... In Stadium Subsidies

    The House That Your Taxes Built: The new Yankee Stadium and the old, soon to be demolished one Photo by Christopher Pierro One of the enduring questions about the new Yankee Stadium, now rising like a supersized doppelganger in the former public park across the street from the House That Ruth Buil ... More >>

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    June 19, 2007

    A Yankee, a Senator, and Gnarly Bud

    Baseball commish Selig's morality play deeply impresses a confused sports press

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    January 17, 2006

    Your Late Fees, Their Millions

    Can't pay your student loan on time? The fat cats at Sallie Mae are so glad to hear it.

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    December 16, 2004
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    October 25, 2004
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    September 23, 2003
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    June 13, 2000
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    March 7, 2000

    The City Game

    New York’s Greatest High School Hoops Stars