When the Nationals fired Matt Williams a year ago, it might’ve been a safe assumption that they were going to go with that new breed of young, handsome recently-retired player-turned-manager who, despite a lack of experience, allegedly knows how to deal with modern players better and knows how to handle a clubhouse. Instead, the Nats hired Dusty Baker.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Christian Yelich homered and Dee Gordon's infield single in the sixth inning scored the go-ahead run as the Miami Marlins beat the NL East champion Washington Nationals 6-4 on Friday night. The game began following a 1 hour, 43 minute
Much of the baseball world is understandably excited about the prospect of the Chicago Cubs winning the World Series for the first time in more than a century. The Cubs were preseason favorites this year, and they haven’t disappointed, amassing the best record in baseball. And in the karma department, it would be hard to argue that it isn’t their turn. The last time the Cubs won it all was 1908, the year that Ford introduced the Model T. Americans love to root for the underdog, so the Cubs would seem a natural cause to rally around. But despite that franchise’s tortured history, Washington baseball fans are even more long-suffering. If the Nationals and the Cubs advance to meet in the National