MASNSports.com's Ben Goessling Talks Washington Nationals.
The Washington Nationals' Adam Dunn dropping science to help MASN promote their partnership with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation on a year-long PSA campaign to raise awareness about conservation of the Bay.
"I just feel it's so funny cause Stephen, I think, had the situation figured out before he left for Spring Training, because the last thing he asked me before he left was, 'You know, what do you do when you want to make a club but you're not sure if they're gonna let you?'" - SDSU Skipper Tony Gwynn on Sirius/XM's Insider Pitch talking about former Aztecs' ace Stephen Strasburg.
MASNSports.com's Phil Wood is reporting that the Nationals have called up Pete Orr to replace the injured Nyjer Morgan on the roster:
"Why Orr? Two reasons: one, Willie Harris will take over in centerfield, and they need a new utility guy off the bench; and two, a couple of NL clubs have scouts following the Nats with a specific focus on Ronnie Belliard. Should Belliard be traded, they'll need someone with specific second base experience."
Rob Dibble's outspokenness may or may not be behind a recent jump in tv ratings for Nationals' games, but either way it's entertaining.
Opening Day 2009. The Washington Nationals at the Florida Marlins in Dolphin Stadium at 4:10 pm EST. John Lannan vs Ricky Nolasco...Who's Watching The Nationals?
So today in DC, I was flipping around and saw that the local sports channel (well, one of them) was showing a "Nationals Classic". It was a Nats-Pirates game from 2005, that was dubbed a classic because Jose Guillen hit two homers in the game, a 5-4 Nats win. I happened to have this one right when he hit his first homer, and the announcers were really playing up the "he's doing it to his former team" angle, which is pretty laughable on multiple levels. Hoagy actually had had another two homer game against the Pirates two days before... Anyway, the game was a weak "classic": as Guillen's two HRs came in the first and the third inning.