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  • Washington gets its badly needed fix

    WASHINGTON -- 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...
  • Lewis Yocum dies at 65; Angels team doctor

    Lewis Yocum dies at 65; Angels team doctor
    Dr. Lewis Yocum, the longtime Angels team physician and nationally renowned orthopedic surgeon who saved or extended the careers of hundreds of major league baseball players, died Saturday after quietly battling liver cancer. He was 65. Yocum, who was...
  • Biblioracle: Book reviews don't compute

    Biblioracle: Book reviews don't compute
    In a previous column I discussed the practice of "sockpuppetry," where authors create fake online personas to pump up the ratings of their own books and trash those of their rivals. Recently, two additional stories have come to my attention that cast...
  • Andre Ethier, Dodgers start second half with 3-2 win over Nationals

    By his standards, Andre Ethier had a fairly quiet first half. Not horrific, just not up to his standards. He has willingly played every outfield position without complaint, but a .268 batting average, five home runs and 28 runs batted inĀ in the first...
  • Vegas favors a Michigan-Louisville national championship game

     
    It's April Fool's Day, but there's no foolin' around in Vegas where sports wagering is at a feverish pitch with the start of baseball season and the NCAA tournament now down to its Final Four. Vegas likes Michigan, slightly, over Syracuse and Louisville...
  • Marlins nip Nationals 2-1 in 10 with late heroics

    Marlins nip Nationals 2-1 in 10 with late heroics
    The one thing Giancarlo Stanton knew for sure was Rafael Soriano was not going to throw a strike. Ahead in the count 1-2, Soriano threw a chase pitch. Stanton chased it and crushed it. With the Marlins down a run in the ninth Saturday, Stanton...
  • Reader Q&A: Mark Gonzales' White Sox mailbag

    Reader Q&A: Mark Gonzales' White Sox mailbag
    While managers have different preferences about using "small ball," it strikes me that the White Sox rarely use sacrifice bunts in games where one run can make the difference. Is this a strategical decision or are they just bad bunters? -- Bob Dunn;...
  • UVa prevails over Army in rare NCAA tournament pitching duel

    CHARLOTTESVILLE — Bored on the eve of his team's NCAA tournament opener Friday, Virginia baseball coach Brian O'Connor wandered up to the press box at Davenport Field and held court. The topic on which he was most animated: Cavaliers closer Kyle...
  • Nats are NL East Champs

    Nats are NL East Champs
    Washington Nationals clinch NL East crown as D.C. celebrates its first first-place baseball team since 1933 His shirt already soaked through, Ryan Zimmerman grabbed a bottle of Dom Perignon 2002 and plodded forward on the squishy carpet of the Washington...
  • Cardinals tie division series with 12-4 rout of Nationals

    Cardinals tie division series with 12-4 rout of Nationals
    ST. LOUIS (AP) - Carlos Beltran hit the last two of St. Louis' four homers and the Cardinals chased an ineffective Jordan Zimmermann early in a 12-4 rout of the Washington Nationals on Monday night that tied their NL division series at one game apiece....
  • Nats to host Cards as playoff baseball returns to Washington

    Nats to host Cards as playoff baseball returns to Washington
    By Barry Svrluga The Washington Post By this point in the season, with the weather turned crisp and Nationals Park preparing to host the most meaningful baseball game in its young existence, it is difficult to remember back to February, when the...
  • Werth Homer Keeps Nationals Alive

    Werth Homer Keeps Nationals Alive
    By ANDREW KEH THE NEW YORK TIMES WASHINGTON — The atmosphere inside Nationals Park on Thursday never seemed like it would match the relentless vivacity of the previous night, when the city hosted its first post season baseball game since 1933....