Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Sports On Earth: Hail to the chiefs

Every four years, the nation’s capital is consumed by the race for the presidency. For the first time since 1933, the Nationals have given journalists, pundits and politicians alike a second pennant chase to obsess over.

Washington is finally experiencing meaningful late-season baseball. In fact, with the Nationals already in the playoffs and attempting to hold off late-charging Atlanta for an actual division title, locals have some new and unexpected choices to make.

CNN … or ESPN?

Politico … or the Washington Post and Times sports pages?

Wake up and check the latest tracking polls … or pour some coffee and check the standings?

“It used to be that in late August and September, you wouldn’t find anyone at Nationals Park on the weekend because people were watching college football and the NFL,” says Luke Russert, a Nationals fan and Capitol Hill correspondent for NBC News. “But it’s amazing how the Nationals have gripped the town. Everyone is watching. It’s a bipartisan success story.

Bang, zoom go the chattering classes!

TerpNats Posted: September 26, 2012 at 11:38 AM | 1 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: nationals

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. boteman Posted: September 26, 2012 at 12:59 PM (#4246281)
ESPN covers baseball???

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Infinite Joost (Voxter)
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogOT - Politics - February 2015: At This Party, You’d Better Keep It Down. Arizona Sheriff Known for Toughness Is Allowing Inmates to Watch the Super Bowl
(3483 - 12:22pm, Feb 28)
Last: JE (Jason)

NewsblogDodgers going organic this season
(16 - 12:16pm, Feb 28)
Last: Pat Rapper's Delight

NewsblogMLB Network: Carlos Pena explains Effective Velocity (video)
(1 - 12:08pm, Feb 28)
Last: Win Big Stein's Money

NewsblogAJC: Braves center fielder Upton (foot) likely out at least 2 months
(7 - 12:06pm, Feb 28)
Last: BDC

NewsblogOT: Soccer January 2015
(566 - 11:52am, Feb 28)
Last: nick swisher hygiene

NewsblogDeep dive from Ike Davis on Mets' downfall, hope for future - NY Daily News
(1 - 11:39am, Feb 28)
Last: Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad)

NewsblogOT: Wrestling Thread November 2014
(637 - 11:35am, Feb 28)
Last: bigglou115

Newsblog‘Tres Amigos’ lead new-look Red Sox’s scary offensive dynamo | New York Post
(22 - 11:18am, Feb 28)
Last: toratoratora

NewsblogBobblehead collectors Phil Sklar and Brad Novak turn pro by launching National HOF and Museum
(3 - 11:12am, Feb 28)
Last: Pat Rapper's Delight

NewsblogMLBTR: Mets Not Expected To Talk Extension With Daniel Murphy
(4 - 11:03am, Feb 28)
Last: Greg K

NewsblogOT: Monthly NBA Thread - February 2015
(1189 - 11:02am, Feb 28)
Last: Howie Menckel

NewsblogArizona Diamondbacks' Yasmany Tomas goes to work at third base
(1 - 10:49am, Feb 28)
Last: Brian

NewsblogLos Angeles Angels slugger Josh Hamilton likely faces significant suspension | FOX Sports
(79 - 10:38am, Feb 28)
Last: Joey B.

NewsblogRed Sox land Cuban prospect Moncada
(223 - 10:32am, Feb 28)
Last: Darren

NewsblogJuan Pierre officially announces his retirement
(48 - 10:29am, Feb 28)
Last: Captain Supporter

Page rendered in 0.1435 seconds
48 querie(s) executed