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July 2, 2010
It's way too soon Dom Amore Hartford Courant It could be argued that the All-Star Game was conceived as a "dream game," the idea being to put all the great players in baseball on one stage for the fans to see. By this concept putting the hottest new name and face in baseball, Stephen Strasburg, on the team in 2010 would be right in line. Certainly a TV network after ratings would argue this. But one needs to get past the short-term and think about what Arch Ward's concept was: a dream game that brought the best, and the legendary, together on that stage.
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By Pasky Pascual | October 8, 2014
In the beginning, it wasn't about the money. But if the baseball gods deal you a 60 to 80 percent chance of winning, what would you do? On opening day of last year's baseball season, a friend and I waited for our beloved Washington Nationals to take the field under a spring sky that hung above us like blue scrim. To pass the time, we talked shop. We are science geeks, obsessed with guiding public policy with empiricism, with the deluge of information that is "big data. " That afternoon, giddy over Bryce Harper's two home runs, I resolved to conduct an experiment.
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | July 8, 2014
Washington Nationals star pitcher Stephen Strasburg seemed a bit sad about vocal Orioles fans during the Nationals' 8-2, 11-inning loss in Washington last night. "Well, maybe someday it'll be different,” Strasburg, who fanned nine in seven innings but was victimized by a Nelson Cruz home run, said in a video posted by MASN. “But obviously that franchise has been a lot longer than we have. Can't really worry about it too much. Hopefully, our fans travel well after tomorrow. " It's a pretty diplomatic answer from a player who never says much, but his face in the video tells the story.
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By Dan Connolly, The Baltimore Sun | July 8, 2014
WASHINGTON  - In an incredibly close contest between two evenly matched teams Monday night, the Orioles picked up an 8-2 victory in 11 innings against the Washington Nationals and, potentially, something much more important. The Orioles are hoping they also discovered a resurgent Chris Davis. The struggling slugger who had just two singles in his previous 38 at-bats, hit a full-count fastball from reliever Craig Stammen over the right-center wall to jumpstart a six-run 11 th inning.  After leading the majors with 53 last year, Davis homered for just the 14 th time in 2014 and the first since his walkoff June 23 against the Chicago White Sox. “When we stopped them the inning before, I knew the next inning I was coming up. And with Nelson (Cruz)
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By Jeff Barker, The Baltimore Sun | May 20, 2010
— Washington Nationals president Stan Kasten leans over his hand-held computer for an inning-by-inning update on Stephen Strasburg, the minor league pitching prodigy whose impending debut with the big club looms as one of baseball's compelling stories. Seated in the press box, Kasten gazes down at the field, where his team is soon to defeat the New York Mets. He has surveyed the stands, which are half-empty on this chilly, midweek night but seem certain to fill up once Strasburg, consistently warm weather and more wins arrive.
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By Baltimore Sun reporter | June 9, 2010
Television ratings for Tuesday night's Washington Nationals- Pittsburgh Pirates game, which featured the debut of pitching phenom Stephen Strasburg, set a record for the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network, according to preliminary ratings released by Nielsen. More than 165,000 households in the Washington area watched the game, according to a MASN news release. The network earned a 7.1 rating, and among the 25-54 age demographic, the game earned a 4.4 rating, which is also a record for MASN.
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September 7, 2011
Ask again next year Dave van Dyck Chicago Tribune History suggests Stephen Strasburg should be just fine — maybe. Most pitchers who return from elbow ligament surgery are as good — in some cases better — than before the operation. And then there are the exceptions. Kerry Wood was never quite the same, although his physical problems moved up his arm to the shoulder. And Chad Fox is not the only pitcher who has had Tommy John surgery performed more than once and never completely recovered.
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By Mark Greenbaum and David O'Leary | September 13, 2010
One of the few positives that accompanies the end of summer is the arrival of pennant fever which allows a lucky handful of cities to harbor sandlot dreams of October glory. Sadly, for yet another season, the playoffs will elude both of our local teams. The Orioles have, at least, perked up under their new manager, but the Nationals? Their rusty collection of mediocre arms, tired bats, and underwhelming prospects is locked into another last-place finish. The sting of this year's disappointment was worsened by the announcement that Stephen Strasburg, the Nationals' top young phenom who struck out 14 batters in his first big league start, was felled by a potentially career-ending arm injury.
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August 7, 2012
Facing a dilemma Jim Peltz Los Angeles Times Of course the concern is justified; both pitchers are young (Chris Sale of the White Sox is 23; Stephen Strasburg of the Nationals is 24) and both will be key figures in the long-term success of their clubs, so the teams want them healthy and durable. The Nationals insist they'll shut down Strasburg — who is coming off reconstructive elbow surgery — after 160 innings. He's at 1271/3 now. The Sox say they do not plan to shut down Sale, who has pitched 132 innings, but will find ways to limit his workload ahead of the postseason.
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March 31, 2013
The same suspects Kevin Baxter Los Angeles Times If you liked last season's NL playoffs, chances are you'll like this fall's version since you'll be seeing many of the same teams. Washington, with Stephen Strasburg cleared to pitch a full season alongside Gio Gonzalez, could be even more dominant in the East, while the World Series champion Giants, with their deep pitching staff and reigning MVP Buster Posey behind the plate, are the favorites in the West.
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | July 8, 2014
Washington Nationals star pitcher Stephen Strasburg seemed a bit sad about vocal Orioles fans during the Nationals' 8-2, 11-inning loss in Washington last night. "Well, maybe someday it'll be different,” Strasburg, who fanned nine in seven innings but was victimized by a Nelson Cruz home run, said in a video posted by MASN. “But obviously that franchise has been a lot longer than we have. Can't really worry about it too much. Hopefully, our fans travel well after tomorrow. " It's a pretty diplomatic answer from a player who never says much, but his face in the video tells the story.
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Peter Schmuck | July 8, 2014
WASHINGTON - This is not the first time that the Orioles and Washington Nationals both have reached midseason with a chance to make the playoffs, but it might be the first time anyone seriously considered the possibility of a "Battle of the Beltways" World Series. Both teams were in contention in 2012. The Nationals were in first place for all but three days of that season, and the Orioles were redistilling the concept of "Oriole Magic" with a collection of strange and wonderful moments that eventually would propel them into the first-ever American League wild-card game.
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Sports Digest | March 30, 2014
College swimming Georgia sophomore Chase Kalisz , a Fallston graduate from Bel Air, won the 400 individual medley in record-breaking fashion Friday at the NCAA swimming and diving championships in Austin, Texas. Kalisz, who also swims for North Baltimore Aquatic Club, posted a time of 3 minutes, 34.50 seconds to win the 400 individual medley by nearly four seconds over Florida's Dan Wallace (3:38.17). Kalisz's time eclipsed the American, U.S. Open, NCAA and NCAA championships mark of 3:35.98 set by Michigan's Tyler Clary in 2009.
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Sports Digest | June 6, 2013
Tennis Severna Park resident Daciek wins Mid-Atlantic title Severna Park resident Patrick Daciek , a Virginia Tech alumnus, won the men's singles title at the U.S. Open National Playoffs Mid-Atlantic Sectional Qualifying tournament Tuesday with a 6-4, 6-3 victory over Matt Brooklyn at the Tennis Center in College Park. Patrick Daciek Matt Brooklyn Brooklyn and partner Stephanie Wetmore , both assistant tennis coaches at Georgetown, took the mixed doubles title, 6-3, 6-1, over the Annapolis-area duo of Andrew Carlson and Olivia Gaudreault . In the women's singles final, Nika Kukharchuk defeated 14-year-old Raveena Kingsley , who trains in College Park, 6-2, 6-3, for her second straight sectional title.
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By Jules Witcover | April 5, 2013
Karl Marx is credited with saying that religion is "the opium of the people. " But here in the nation's capital, baseball is the drug of choice that rescues political junkies from the unpleasant realities around them. Currently providing relief from the congressional stalemate over the deficit that has produced the "sequester" of spending cuts, job furloughs and general fiscal paralysis is the return of last year's Cinderella baseball team, the Washington Nationals. After rising from traditional doormat to champion of the National League's East Division, the Nats heart-breakingly collapsed in the final game of their first playoff series.
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March 31, 2013
The same suspects Kevin Baxter Los Angeles Times If you liked last season's NL playoffs, chances are you'll like this fall's version since you'll be seeing many of the same teams. Washington, with Stephen Strasburg cleared to pitch a full season alongside Gio Gonzalez, could be even more dominant in the East, while the World Series champion Giants, with their deep pitching staff and reigning MVP Buster Posey behind the plate, are the favorites in the West.
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By Jeff Barker, The Baltimore Sun | May 20, 2010
His Orioles are struggling, but team owner Peter Angelos said Thursday that "it's a very good thing" for his club that the Washington Nationals are generating excitement over their performance and celebrated pitching prospect Stephen Strasburg. "I'm sure the Washington team will continue to improve, and I made the side comment that I'm hoping the Orioles will get their act together," Angelos said. The Orioles were 13-28 entering Thursday night's game against the Texas Rangers.
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By Sports Digest | September 2, 2010
Baseball The Washington Nationals said Wednesday that Rob Dibble will no longer work as a TV analyst for the team's games, a split that comes after the former reliever made comments critical of rookie pitcher Stephen Strasburg . Dibble lashed out at Strasburg last week for not pitching through pain. Dibble said on Sirius XM Radio that "you can't have the cavalry come in and save your butt every time you feel a little stiff shoulder, sore elbow. " Strasburg has since been diagnosed with a torn elbow ligament and will have surgery Friday.
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The Washington Post | December 5, 2012
Dan Haren, one of baseball's best right-handed starting pitchers for a half-decade, needed to choose this winter where to continue his career. He used a rationale that, while sound, for generations would have constituted pure fantasy. Haren came to pitch in the nation's capital, home to so many woebegone seasons, to join a first-place powerhouse, to spray champagne and to hoist a trophy. He picked the Washington Nationals, two seasons removed from 298 losses in three years, because he saw in them the makings of a champion.
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