A Celebration in Red: Washington Salutes the Nats With Epic Parade (photos)

November 4, 2019

Young and old descended on the District on Saturday to pay homage to the newly crowned champions of Major League Baseball.

Our Nationals, Now and Forever

October 31, 2019

Here in Washington, Wednesday’s game, we’re pretty sure, enveloped and drowned out the outside world, healed wounds and clamped down on the reality of political distraction and angry voices.

The Nats’ First World Series Win: Cherish the Moment

October 23, 2019

We won! Last night was the moment, when the Washington Nationals learned for sure that they were a National League Champion worthy of the name — that they could indeed […]

The Salve of Baseball

October 10, 2019

For Washington baseball fans who treat the box score as a bible, who live in a city where political bloodletting is a condition not an event, we woke to baseball in a morning made joyful.

The Shoeless Joys of Opening Day

March 28, 2019

Sports, it always turns out, is the Band-Aid, the nurse, the cool glass of water at the end of a hot day, the reward for the unrewarding job, the passion injected into the lives that may not have enough. 

Frank Robinson: A Life of Numbers and So Much More

February 9, 2019

The lives and deaths of athletes, especially baseball players, seem to be about numbers, stats, plaques and titles and records. Baseball seems to love to remember itself and its legends […]

Georgetown Library Issues Summer Challenge

August 2, 2018

The gauntlet has been thrown down to Georgetown’s well-read adults: to read a daunting classic like “Ulysses” or “Moby Dick” for at least 20 minutes a day.

Baseball Fever Sweeps D.C.

July 16, 2018

Leading up to tomorrow’s All-Star Game: a lineup of events at the stadium, the convention center, bars and restaurants, even the Library of Congress.

In Games We Trust

June 28, 2018

The World Cup, and every sport from T-ball to professional sports, is a kind of state of mind where fans lose their minds gladly, a kind of alternate reality that includes its actual fantasy counterparts.  

Fans Get Their Baseball Fix at Nats Winterfest

December 17, 2017

At the Washington Convention Center on Dec. 16 and 17, there were interviews and game shows on the main stage and photo opportunities with players, coaches and team mascots.