It’s Friday afternoon and the Washington Nationals’ series of community relations events, dubbed the Winter Caravan, is entering the homestretch. Newly-minted manager Manny Acta, centerfielder Nook Logan and pitcher Mike O’Connor sit inside the bustling Red Cross Blood Donor Center in Fairfax, Va., signing baseballs for kids both young and […]
The 2007 U.S. Figure Skating Championships (commonly referred to as Nationals) start on Jan. 21 in Spokane, Washington. In a post-Olympic year, competition is always fierce as up-and-comers look to make their marks. There are 12 events, with ladies, men, pairs and ice dancers competing at the novice, junior and […]
Rebuilding. It seems to be a term linked to almost every Washington sports team right now. The Nationals, the Caps, the Wizards … well, they’re not really rebuilding, but they’re not exactly encouraging either. For starters, right now even the Washington Generals could make the playoffs in the Eastern Conference, […]
Members of the U11 PAC Strikers, a select soccer team from Falls Church, pose after their second place finish in last weekend’s tournament. The Hunt Valley Classic tournament, held in Warrenton, Va., featured 250 teams. Though they lost in the finals of the Elite bracket, the Strikers supplied a good […]
Last Saturday was this writer’s first trip to an Orioles game since the Nationals showed up in D.C. last year, a nostalgic return after a two-year hiatus to the same Camden Yards stadium that had become synonymous since its opening with my deep and abiding love for the game of […]
I always enjoy the knee-jerk reactions following the trading deadline. Everyone is rushing to label winners and losers, when in reality it will take at least two months, if not several years before these trades can be properly evaluated.