Tag Archives: Washington Nationals

Star Nationals Pitcher Won’t Visit White House

The Washington Post reports: Ever since Sean Doolittle was traded to the Washington Nationals in the summer of 2017, the reliever was often asked whether he would visit the White House after winning the World Series. He pondered but never answered. He thought it would be hollow to respond — like discussing a hypothetical lottery win — because the Nationals …

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Washington Nationals Accept White House Invitation

ESPN reports: The Washington Nationals, who will have a parade to celebrate their World Series title Saturday, will visit President Donald Trump at the White House on Monday, according to a White House official. A ceremony for the Nationals will be held on the South Lawn at 1:15 p.m. ET, the official said. Trump had attended Game 5 on Sunday. …

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Washington Nationals Win Their First World Series

The Washington Post reports: When the fight was finished and the Nationals had wrapped up their first World Series title some 1,400 miles away in Houston, the District screamed. And cried. And bellowed into a rainy night. The tide has turned in Washington, and a city of sports fans used to suffering and heartbreak is suddenly celebrating yet another championship …

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Nationals Team Owners Didn’t Want To Sit With Trump

Washington’s CBS News affiliate reports: A representative of the Lerner family, the principal owners of the Nationals, had a special request of the MLB last week: that they had no desire to be put in a position of turning down a request from the White House for President Trump to sit with Theodore Lerner, 94, the family patriarch, or any …

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Trump To Attend World Series With Gaetz And Graham

I’ll be watching with hope for a “Trump sucks” chant. Deadline reports: President Donald Trump plans to attend tonight’s Game 5 of the 2019 World Series between the hometown Washington Nationals and the visiting Houston Astros. Trump’s appearance was certified last night, as Houston took an 8-1 victory to create the need for a Game 5. The Nationals won the …

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Nationals Invite Trump Critic Chef Jose Andres To Throw First Pitch At World Series Game Trump Might Attend

The Hill reports: The Washington Nationals on Friday announced that local chef and vocal President Trump critic José Andrés will throw out the first pitch if there is a Game 5 of the World Series. The president could be in attendance to see Andrés throw the first pitch. Trump told reporters Thursday that he plans to attend Game 5 if …

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Trump Plans To Attend World Series Game 5 In DC

The Washington Post reports: President Trump said Thursday that he plans to attend Game 5 of the World Series at Nationals Park on Sunday if the Washington Nationals and Houston Astros are still playing, though he did not confirm if he had been asked to throw out the ceremonial first pitch. “I don’t know. They’ve got to dress me up …

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Washington DC Gets Its First World Series In 86 Years

Deadspin reports: Since Oct. 7, 1933, there have been 14 American presidents, 12 men on the moon, hundreds of Academy Award-winning performances in movies, and countless insults hurled during election debates but not a single World Series game played in Washington, D.C. That is about to change. Doing their best to defy the famous 1904 Charles Dryden quip about D.C. …

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