Post Tagged with: "Bryce Harper"

SWANSON | Nats: Better Without Bryce?

SWANSON | Nats: Better Without Bryce?

On Feb. 28, the Philadelphia Phillies acquired 26-year-old superstar outfielder Bryce Harper in a $330 million deal that spans 13 years. Harper was first drafted by the Washington Nationals in 2010 and has been with the team ever since. For Washington, this departure marks the loss of a tremendous homegrown[Read More…]

by March 13, 2019 0 comments Sports - Top
CHRISTOVICH | Sho-Time in LA: Ohtani Injecting New Energy Into MLB

CHRISTOVICH | Sho-Time in LA: Ohtani Injecting New Energy Into MLB

If you follow baseball, social media or the news in any capacity, you probably have heard of the Major League Baseball’s rookie phenom, Los Angeles Angels pitcher Shohei Ohtani — MLB’s first two-way player since Babe Ruth. Only one week into the season, Ohtani sported a wins above replacement of[Read More…]

by April 13, 2018 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
RAAB: Nats Bear DC’s Playoff Hopes

RAAB: Nats Bear DC’s Playoff Hopes

As a city with many high-quality sports teams, Washington, D.C., is synonymous with regular season success followed by an early postseason exit. Having not won a major sports championship since 1991, the city has experienced heartbreak for the last 25 years. Winning the NL East for the third time in[Read More…]

by October 7, 2016 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
PARK: Lack of Star Power Has Sullied Baseball’s Popularity

PARK: Lack of Star Power Has Sullied Baseball’s Popularity

In a continuation of an alarming trend, the MLB All-Star Game’s television ratings declined in this year’s game. This decline in ratings comes in spite of MLB’s ill-advised to make the All-Star Game matter by giving home-field advantage in the World Series to the league that wins the game. This[Read More…]

by July 19, 2016 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
IPPOLITO: Papelbon Exemplifies Nationals’ Disappointing Season

IPPOLITO: Papelbon Exemplifies Nationals’ Disappointing Season

Most people, if not everyone, appreciate a good joke. In sports, humor is often abundant and much of it is in good nature without a true victim. Then, there is the ironic humor that unfolded Sunday at Nationals Park when closer Jonathan Papelbon attempted to choke star outfielder Bryce Harper[Read More…]

by October 2, 2015 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top, Sports Columns
FOOTE: Trout, Harper Rivalry Captivates Baseball World

FOOTE: Trout, Harper Rivalry Captivates Baseball World

Throughout the years, numerous great athletes have sprouted from the world of sports. They have won championships and broken records, but more than anything, these athletes entertain. They charm fans with their charisma, mesmerize others with their confidence and, no matter the outcome, keep fans on the edge of their[Read More…]

by July 23, 2015 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top, Sports Columns
DEPAOLO: Baseball Remains Alive and Well

DEPAOLO: Baseball Remains Alive and Well

After enjoying another MLB All-Star game this week, I soon learned that its ratings had dropped from last year — in fact, they were the lowest All-Star game ratings ever. This can only mean one thing: Baseball is dying. Ok, so that’s an overreaction and I don’t believe it, but[Read More…]

by July 18, 2015 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top, Sports Columns
MAGUIRE: Youth Movement Brings Energy to MLB

MAGUIRE: Youth Movement Brings Energy to MLB

Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa made his major league debut this week. The highly touted rookie managed one hit in his first career game against Chicago White Sox ace Chris Sale, homered in his second and through three games was hitting .333. I am not naive enough to believe this[Read More…]

by June 12, 2015 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top, Sports Columns
RAAB: Nationals Endure Early Woes

RAAB: Nationals Endure Early Woes

In baseball, you can’t jump to conclusions about teams in April. Consequently, I resented the implications of hoards of armchair Twitter analysts condemning the Washington Nationals for losing their first series of the year to the New York Mets, and their second to the Phillies. It’s presumptuous, unfair and impossible[Read More…]

by April 13, 2015 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top, Sports Columns
RAAB: Bryce Harper’s Talent Exceeds His Reputation

RAAB: Bryce Harper’s Talent Exceeds His Reputation

With another day comes another scathing criticism of Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper. The most recent blow came from a players’ poll that found that the outfielder is considered the most overrated player in the game. While playing, he often subjects his body to unnecessary harm, as evidenced by the[Read More…]

by March 24, 2015 0 comments Sports, Sports Columns