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Look Who Has a Parade

The music? You bet it involves a "Baby Shark"

(Newser) - The song "Baby Shark" blared over loudspeakers and a wave of red washed across this politically blue capital Saturday as Nationals fans lined the city's version of the Canyon of Heroes to rejoice in Washington's first World Series victory since 1924, the AP reports. "We just... More »

Nationals Pitcher on White House Visit: 'I Just Can't Do It'

Sean Doolittle won't attend Monday to celebrate World Series win, citing aversion to Trump's actions

(Newser) - The Nationals finally have their World Series rings , and with that honor came an expected invite to the White House, a Monday event that was announced on Friday , per Fox News . One person who won't be celebrating there: relief pitcher Sean Doolittle, who talked extensively about his decision with... More »

DC Goes Wild After Nationals' Big Win

'The energy was incredible. It was electrifying'

(Newser) - It was the first World Series in which the home team lost all seven games, the first World Series win for a Washington team since 1924—and the first-ever Series win for the Washington Nationals, who started out as the Montreal Expos in 1969. The 6-2 Game 7 win happened... More »

Nationals Win Their First World Series

Washington, DC, team overcame 2-run deficit in Game 7

(Newser) - Almost out of contention in May, champs in October. Howie Kendrick, Anthony Rendon, and the Washington Nationals completed their amazing comeback journey—fittingly with one last late rally on the road. In Game 7 of the World Series, no less. Kendrick and Rendon homered in the seventh inning as the... More »

World Series Is Going to Game 7

Nats hammered Astros 7-2

(Newser) - Stephen Strasburg took a gem into the ninth inning and Juan Soto ran all the way to first base with his bat following a go-ahead home run, the same way Houston slugger Alex Bregman did earlier. Washington has matched the Astros pitch for pitch, hit for hit, win for win—... More »

He Nabbed Ball While Holding 2 Beers, Gets Rewarded

Bud Light is sending the Washington Nationals fan back to the World Series

(Newser) - Jeff Adams made headlines when, at Game 5 of the World Series on Sunday, he managed to nab a home run ball while also holding a can of beer in each hand. He was walking back to his seat at Washington DC's Nationals Park after procuring the beer when... More »

2 World Series Flashers Banned From Ballparks

They 'violated the fan code of conduct,' MLB says

(Newser) - Two women who flashed their breasts during Game 5 of the World Series on Sunday won't be at Game 6—or any other Major League Baseball games in the foreseeable future. Julia Rose and Lauren Summer were a few rows behind home plate at Nationals Park and appeared in... More »

Trump Booed by Crowd at World Series Game

Crowd chanted 'Lock him up!'

(Newser) - President Trump went to his first Major League Baseball game as president Sunday night. After the reception he received from Nationals fans during their World Series game against the Astros, it may be his last. USA Today reports that the president received a "thunderous chorus of boos" after he... More »

It's Curse, Curse, Curse for the Home Team

Astros defeat Nationals at home to tie series at 2-2

(Newser) - Unheralded rookie José Urquidy outpitched big-name aces, quieting Washington's bats and the Nationals Park crowd, too. Alex Bregman busted out of his slump with a go-ahead single in the first inning and a grand slam in the seventh, and the resurgent Houston Astros routed the Nationals 8-1 Saturday night... More »

Nationals Won't Be Sweeping the World Series

Houston Astros win one against DC's home team, giving Nationals 2-1 lead in Fall Classic

(Newser) - The World Series finally showed up back in Washington, 86 years later—and, sparked by Jose Altuve, the Houston Astros finally showed up in this World Series. Altuve doubled twice and scored both times, Zack Greinke repeatedly worked out of trouble, and the Astros made sure they wouldn't go... More »

MLB Umpire Apologizes for Assault Rifle Tweet

Rob Drake threatened 'CIVAL WAR'

(Newser) - If President Trump is impeached, the umpire apparently will not strike back. Major League Baseball umpire Rob Drake has apologized for a tweet in which he said he was ready to pick up an assault rifle "because if you impeach MY PRESIDENT this way, YOU WILL HAVE ANOTHER CIVAL... More »

MLB Ump Warns of 'CIVAL WAR' in Pro-Trump Tweet

League looking into deleted post by Rob Drake

(Newser) - Rob Drake's 20 years as an MLB umpire may now be in jeopardy after a tweet about the possible impeachment of President Trump. As in, he's clearly upset by the impeachment inquiry, evidenced by a post seen by ESPN that he put up late Tuesday (and has since... More »

Nationals Win First-Ever World Series Game

They beat Houston Astros 5-4

(Newser) - Juan Soto and the Washington Nationals quickly derailed the Cole Express. A 20-year-old prodigy with a passion for the big moment, Soto homered onto the train tracks high above the left field wall and hit a two-run double as the Nationals tagged Gerrit Cole and the Houston Astros 5-4 Tuesday... More »

Mess for the Astros After Exec Yells Lines at Female Journos

The Astros come to Brandon Taubman's defense, to much derision

(Newser) - The Houston Astros take on the Washington Nationals in Game One of the World Series Tuesday night, but all eyes are on a different story regarding the team: One published Monday by Sports Illustrated that accuses a team exec of having an "offensive" locker room outburst directed at three... More »

Walk-Off Sets Up World Series That Could Buck a Trend

Astros and Nationals are rich in dominant pitching

(Newser) - A ninth inning with dueling home runs sent the Astros to the World Series and a matchup with the Nationals. The Yankees came back Saturday night in Houston to tie the Astros with a homer by D.J. LeMahieu in a 10-pitch at-bat, Deadspin reports. Jose Altuve launched a walk-off... More »

DC Had a TV Dilemma Tuesday Night

A critical Washington Nationals playoff game or the Democratic debates?

(Newser) - Residents of Washington, DC, live and breathe politics, so a presidential debate has the cachet of a sports playoff. Except on Tuesday night, there was an actual sports playoff, in the form of the hometown Washington Nationals playing the St. Louis Cardinals in the National League Championship Series—meaning locals... More »

Minor Leaguer Killed in Skateboard Accident

Chace Numata was 27

(Newser) - A sad day for the Detroit Tigers: Chace Numata, a catcher in his first season with the team's Double-A Erie affiliate, died Monday from injuries he suffered in a skateboarding accident Friday. Police say surveillance video showed the 27-year-old riding his skateboard through downtown Erie, Pa., around 2am on... More »

Pitcher's Family 'Shocked' by New Twist in His Death

The investigation into Tyler Skaggs' death apparently involves a Los Angeles Angels employee

(Newser) - Looks like the probe into Tyler Skaggs' death involves a Los Angeles Angels employee—which his family called a shocking development, USA Today reports. "We have not been told the identity of the Angel employee that may be involved so I will take a pass on saying anything right... More »

A Baseball Team Just Sold for $1B

Kansas City businessman is buying his hometown Royals

(Newser) - A Kansas City businessman has made a $1 billion offer to buy the Royals from David Glass. John Sherman has raised the needed capital, per USA Today , and the deal will be ready for approval by Major League Baseball's owners in November. Glass, 83, paid $96 million for the... More »

Hall of Famers May Sit Out Derek Jeter's Induction

Marlins boss had Andre Dawson, Tony Perez fired

(Newser) - At the induction ceremony every summer in Cooperstown, Hall of Famers fill the stage to welcome the newest members of baseball's most exclusive club. Next July, when Yankees great Derek Jeter is inducted, that group seems unlikely to include Andre Dawson and Tony Perez; Jeter had the two fired... More »

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