- Christmas, by Congress: Members mull a 15-cent tax on trees
- U.S. unemployment falls to five-year low of 7 percent; 203K jobs added
- World mourns Nelson Mandela and celebrates his life; burial set for Dec. 15
- Bill O’Reilly reminds: Nelson Mandela ‘was a communist’
- John Boehner says GOP should support gay candidates: ‘I do’
- Grass-Whopper: Pan-fried cricket burgers go over big in New York City
- CDC sees measles spike and ‘failure to vaccinate’
- Ex-Secret Service agent seeking Md. seat: Everyone’s a ‘de facto criminal’ now
- New prosthetic hand technology lets amputees feel again
- Child killed, 4 injured in Idaho elementary school bus crash
Latest Davey Johnson Items
A year ago this week, Sports Illustrated put the Philadelphia Phillies' five starters on its cover.
There were times in the past year when Chad Tracy wondered if he'd play in the major leagues again. Times when he questioned what he was doing in Japan, if it was all worth it to continue chasing a dream that already may have slipped out of his grasp.
Danny Espinosa has heard all the theories. He's heard all the rumors from people who don't know his story, who look at his rookie splits and see a switch-hitter whose numbers suffered from the left side.
Stephen Strasburg was not brilliant on Saturday.
As the beating sun that drenched Space Coast Stadium for much of the day began to recede Friday evening, Ross Detwiler emerged to begin his stretching. Routine is important to Detwiler. Not having one is perhaps the biggest hurdle he'll have to jump in order to transition to being a full-time reliever.
In the morning, Washington Nationals outfielder Brett Carroll watched as the man who'd been his primary competition for a spot on the team's bench all spring quietly packed up his belongings. In the afternoon, Carroll all but solidified his place on the roster.
Ten days ago, when the Washington Nationals announced the signing of versatile veteran Xavier Nady to a minor league contract, there appeared no chance Nady would get a shot in minor league games before the spring was out.
Nationals manager Davey Johnson confirmed Monday what was assumed since Chien-Ming Wang tumbled over first base 11 days ago and strained his left hamstring: John Lannan is his No. 5 starter.
A batting cage is set up in the backyard of Jayson Werth's Northern Virginia manse, a cage much like one in his own yard during his Springfield, Ill., youth. If Werth's two sons, ages 10 and 7, feel so inclined, they can duck inside the netting and take some hacks - and maybe become the fourth generation in the family to play in the major leagues.