Yay for Teddy and for his victory in today’s presidents’ race. It’s long past time for a Teddy win, and I’m happy both for everyone’s favorite racing president and for the countless fans who long ago tired of the Nationals’ promoting a storyline about losing.
Read all about today’s race at the Let Teddy Win! blog.
Congratulations to Teddy and to the 98-win, best-record-in-baseball, NL-East-Champions: our Washington Nationals.
Next, let’s win some playoff games. Go Nats!
Photo: Teddy Roosevelt and Screech celebrate Teddy’s first victory in the presidents’ race. Teddy won during the last home game of 2012, the same day the Nationals secured home-field advantage for the playoffs.
Congratulations to my Washington Nationals.
And thank you for a very fun regular season.
See you in the playoffs!
Last night’s 11-5 victory over the Chicago Cubs had many highlights, including six home runs by the good guys and a monster night by Adam LaRoche, who went 4 for 4 with a walk and two dingers.
But my favorite highlight was a different one: Christian Garcia’s major-league debut.
I love major-league debuts, and Garcia’s accomplishment is one to stand up and cheer for. At 27, Garcia has overcome two Tommy John surgeries and a third surgery to shave down a bone spur. He first pitched in the minor leagues in 2004.
On Monday, Garcia took the mound at Nationals Park and threw three pitches to retire Cubs catcher Welington Castillo on a popup to LaRoche.
Congratulations, Christian. Welcome to Washington.
Photos: (1) Christian Garcia pitches in his major-league debut; (2) Garcia in the dugout after pitching.
I love Bryce Harper’s intensity. The kid gives 110% on every play and it’s great entertainment. I’ll cheer until my voice is gone for ballplayers who play hard, all of the time.
On Saturday against the St. Louis Cardinals, Harper ran full-throttle to score from first on a single by teammate Ryan Zimmerman. Three bases? No problem.
Photos: Bryce Harper takes out Yadier Molina while scoring from first on an infield single by Ryan Zimmerman. Fernando Salas had the ball but was unable to tag Harper in time.
That was a blast! Congratulations to Gio Gonzalez on his first complete game shutout. In a 10-0 win over the St. Louis Cardinals, Gonzalez recorded eight strikeouts, while allowing 5 hits and 3 walks.
I recorded a lot of screaming and yelling for Gio.
Photo: Gio Gonzalez in motion on his 119th, and final, pitch in a complete game shutout over the Cardinals on August 31.
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