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Teachable Moments: Through crushing disappointment the Nationals can grow

I ask the rest of the MLB to forgive us Washington Nationals fans. You've had years of experience dealing with historic wins and crushing disappointments. This is our first time in 70+ years with baseball so we are newbies. As I watched in horror how this game unfolded last night I was reminded of the wise words of my wife the school teacher when she talks about "teachable moments" 

How Far Can The Dodgers Go?
So far, 12 games into the season, the Dodgers have been at times great, and at times, well.....not so impressive. The Dodgers raced to the hottest start in the majors this year, after going 9-1. The record is deceiving, however, as ESPN noticed by ranking the Dodgers 5th in the week 3 power rankings. The Dodgers played 3 games against the league's perennial failure: the Pirates and the Padres, who... (continue)
Dodgers Sneak Past Pirates To Win Home Opener 2-1
Two starts into the 2012 MLB season, the pitcher who had over 20 wins last season is yet to record one. That's right, Clayton Kershaw is winless; though the Dodgers have won both of his starts. Last year's NL Cy Young award winner did pitch well, lasting 7 innings, allowing 4 hits, and fanning 7. His only earned run came in his final inning. Kenley Jansen followed to pitch a perfect 8th and Javy G... (continue)
Yanks Wave Bye Bye to Burnett as Pitchers and Catchers Report in Tampa
A thousand miles away from cringe-inducing Jeremy Lin plays-on-words, the 2012 Yankee season officially started today as pitchers and catchers reported for duty at Tampa training camp. The media hurricane surrounding the Knicks phenom has overshadowed the other noteworthy New York sports news story of the week. After all the offseason speculation about piecing together [...]... (continue)
Should the Rangers go after Roy Oswalt?
  The Texas Rangers have enjoyed a very good offseason to this point, but there has been some drama surrounding the club and some surprises also. While the Rangers have improved their pitching staff and bullpen with some quality additions, there is still one guy out there who could be vital to the success of [...]... (continue)
Hamilton Relapse; what does it mean?
After hearing about the Josh Hamilton relapse late last week, I was stunned and even wondered if it was true. Then Friday afternoon Josh stood in front of the media and said the story is true. For most Rangers fans, it was like a kick in the gut and sent numerous fans falling to their [...]... (continue)
Ron Washington earns a well deserved extension
Six years ago the Texas Rangers hired an assistant named Ron Washington off of the Oakland staff to become their new manager. At the time he really was not well known to many fans and even most baseball people in the area. A former player, turned coach he was a typical journeyman and when he [...]... (continue)
Pineda and Kuroda Add Spice to Rotation, But Recipe for Success Still Unwritten
The Yankees’ previously quiet offseason has begun to thunder like a  4 train rumbling into the station. The acquisition of pitchers Michael Pineda and Hiroki Kuroda has provided the Yankees with an embarrassment of riches in the pitching rotation. The situation is more of a puzzle than a problem, as the Yankees will need to [...]... (continue)
Scott Hairston for Fernando Martinez? Former Top Prospect Released
Really??! Don’t expect Fernando Martinez to make it back to the Mets either. He may have arthritis and may never live up to the hype but waive him for Scott Freakin Hairston? One thing I hated was that the way the Mets would never bring players up to fill backup roles. Like Nick Evans who [...]... (continue)
Nick Evans finally goes free; deserves a shot somewhere
Nick Evans never had a chance. Every time he gets a shot, the Mets sign Sheffield, Hairston, Harris, etc. At first he looked like he would be a slap hitter but I think he has truly turned that around and will become an Aubrey Huff, Ty Wigginton type player who plays all corner positions and [...]... (continue)
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