Tag Archives: World Series

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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Nationals Fan Drops Anti-Trump F-Bomb On Live TV

The Huffington Post reports: A Washington Nationals fan is going viral after letting out some feelings about President Donald Trump on live TV after the team’s World Series victory over the Houston Astros on Wednesday night. “I think this is huge for DC,” the unnamed fan said on Fox 5, the Washington DC Fox station. “DC needed this. We got …

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Trump Runs “No Mr. Nice Guy” Ad During World Series

CBS News reports: The seventh and deciding game of the World Series got a dose of presidential politics on Wednesday night, as President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign unveiled a new ad, rattling off accomplishments of the President, and blasting Democrats for focusing on investigations and impeachment in Congress. The choice to run the ad during the World Series came three …

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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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World Series Fans Chant “LOCK HIM UP” At Trump

The New York Times reports: In his first appearance at a Major League Baseball game since taking office, Mr. Trump was not invited to throw the first pitch when he showed up Sunday night at Game 5 between the Washington Nationals and the Houston Astros. Instead, when he was shown on the stadium’s large screen, the crowd booed robustly and …

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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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Lack Of DC Senators Ends World Series Tradition

The Dallas Morning News reports: One of the Senate’s traditions is for lawmakers with a home state team in the World Series to bet against each other. Texas senators have wagered brisket and Dr Pepper against cheesecake and sausage in bets with counterparts from California, Illinois and Missouri. But as the Houston Astros and Washington Nationals squared off Tuesday night …

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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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Transgender Pride Flag Unfurled At World Series Game

CBS Los Angeles reports: During do-or-die World Series Game 5 at Dodger Stadium, fans unfurled a large banner reading “Trans People Deserve To Live.” The statement was emblazoned on the Transgender Pride Flag, colored blue, pink and white. The website Into reports the protest was planned by members of the [email protected] Coalition, a Los Angeles-based activist organization that advocates for …

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Chicago Cubs Win World Series [VIDEO]

From the Chicago Tribune: Finally. The most epic drought in sports history is over, and the Cubs are world champions. After 107 years of waiting, the Cubs won the 2016 World Series with an 8-7, 10-inning Game 7 victory over the Indians on Wednesday night at Progressive Field. The triumph completed their climb back from a 3-1 Series deficit to …

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Hillary And Trump Book Ads For World Series Finale

The expected audience for tonight’s Game 7 is expected to be around 30 million. The Hill reports: Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have each purchased airtime for campaign ads to run during Game 7 of the World Series, according to a new report. CNN Money quoted a source from Fox, the network broadcasting the game nationwide, who said Clinton’s campaign …

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New York Mets Lose World Series After Error By Anti-Gay Infielder Daniel Murphy

Today the biggest goat in Gotham is New York Mets infielder Daniel Murphy, whose error in game four helped propel the Kansas City Royals to winning the World Series. Murphy, you may recall, has been the hero of Teabagistan for anti-gay comments made earlier this year. Murphy had a stellar season with the Mets and set a home run record …

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#FoxFail: World Series Signal Cuts Out

Fox Sports was experimenting some techmological differences tonight when their signal cut out during Game One of the World Series. Twitter erupted into mocking memes, some of which came from irritated celebrities. After several minutes the signal was picked up by a competing network which kindly allowed Fox to use their feed until things were squared away. Hit the link …

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Satan’s Favorite City Wins World Series

UPDATE: JMG reader Kned sends us a photo from the celebration in the Castro. UPDATE II: Another Kned photo, this time from the Mission.

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World Series Bet: Chorus Vs Chorus

From the clip description: The San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus has no doubt that our SF Giants will handily win their 3rd World Series in 5 years. Should the KC Royals sneak their way to victory, the proud men of SFGMC will offer the following: 1. SFGMC Artistic Director Dr. Tim Seelig will conduct a rehearsal in a Kansas City …

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Controversy At World Series

There’s lot of anger in Beantown today. The city of Boston and the Red Sox were left frustrated, confused and angry by an unprecedented and wild finish to the game against the St Louis Cardinals on Saturday night. In 109 years, no World Series game has ended with an obstruction call. But this one was decided by the controversial ruling …

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