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Thom Loverro

Thom Loverro has been a professional journalist since 1977, working for a number of newspapers, including eight years as a news editor and reporter for The Baltimore Sun, where he covered government, politics, and crime. He moved into sports writing when he joined The Washington Times in 1992. He moved to The Washington Examiner as a sports columnist in 2009 and returned to The Washington Times in 2013, where he is currently the lead sports columnist.

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Washington Nationals pitcher Sean Doolittle, left, and catcher Yan Gomes leap in celebration after the team's 7-3 win in Game 5 of a baseball National League Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

LOVERRO: Nationals exorcise Game 5 demons in the City of Angels

This 2019 team has a personality the others did not -- one built for adversity. Those previous four Nationals postseason teams coasted to division titles. This team, as Martinez has said so often, has essentially played a wild card game every day since that 19-31 start. Published October 10, 2019

Washington Redskins president and general manager Bruce Allen, left, stands with owner Daniel Snyder during practice at the team's NFL football training facility, Sunday, July 27, 2014 in Roanoke, Va. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) **FILE**

LOVERRO: Warning: Team brass dangerous to Redskins' health

In 2019, it may be time for the media to require this warning with all references to the Washington Redskins: "Warning -- the Washington Redskins are not a real NFL franchise. It doesn't matter who plays quarterback. It doesn't matter who coaches. Nothing matters as long as Dan Snyder owns the team." Published October 7, 2019

Washington Nationals pitcher Patrick Corbin, lowers his head as manager Dave Martinez, right, walks over during a pitching change in the sixth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers during Game 3 of a baseball National League Division Series on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019, in Washington. Patting Corbin on the back Anthony Rendon (6). Corbin was charged with six of the Dodgers' seven runs in the inning. The Dodgers won 10-4. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

LOVERRO: Nationals' stop-gap bullpen solution hits a bump

Sunday night's Game 3 loss pours a little cold water on the idea that the Nationals can paper over the holes in their bullpen by slipping in starters like Strasburg, Scherzer and Corbin as relief pitchers. Published October 6, 2019

Los Angeles Dodgers' Gavin Lux hits a solo home run in the eighth inning against the Washington Nationals during Game 1 of baseball's National League Divisional Series on Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

LOVERRO: Nationals dominated in Game 1 by Dodgers

Patrick Corbin said he signed with Washington because he wanted the ball on the mound in a playoff game. On Thursday, though, it looked, early, as though he would have rather been just about anywhere else. Published October 4, 2019

Washington Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon answers a question during a news conference prior to practice for Game 1 of the NLDS baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

LOVERRO: Bellinger-Rendon MVP debate to be part of NLDS narrative

A sideshow to the Washington Nationals-Los Angeles Dodgers National League Division Series beginning Thursday night at Dodger Stadium will likely be the battle of the Most Valuable Player candidates -- or, more accurately, their home crowd backers. Published October 2, 2019

Washington Nationals' Juan Soto gets a kiss from his father, Juan Jose Soto, right, after defeating the Milwaukee Brewers 4-3 in a National League wild-card baseball game at Nationals Park, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

LOVERRO: Soto gets biggest dance in Nationals' wild card party

Soto wants to dance -- and dance he did Tuesday night, leading the Nationals to a dramatic comeback 4-3 win over the Milwaukee Brewers to win the National League Wild Card Game and sending his team into the NL Division Series, where they will face the Los Angeles Dodgers. Published October 2, 2019

Washington Redskins quarterback Dwayne Haskins throws before an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears, Monday, Sept. 23, 2019, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

LOVERRO: Latest Redskins quarterback argument could become epic

Here we are, three weeks into the NFL season, and we've got chaos and carnage surrounding the Washington Redskins already -- and we haven't even gotten to the signature Redskins controversy yet. The quarterback argument. Published September 24, 2019

New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown ties his shoe during an NFL football practice, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne) **FILE**

LOVERRO: Finding humanity in all NFL stars is no easy task

LeBron James wants to humanize football players through a project he has called the "Glass Helmet" -- the idea being that fans and the media have the opportunity to connect with these players as people, rather than as gladiators whose faces are obscured on the football field. Published September 19, 2019