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Full release from the Nationals:

“The Washington Nationals agreed to terms on a seven-year contract with right-handed pitcher Stephen Strasburg on Monday. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement.

Strasburg, 31, went 18-6 with a 3.32 ERA and struck out a career-high 251 batters in 33 starts in 2019. He led the National League in wins (18) and innings pitched (209.0) and ranked among National League pitchers in strikeouts (2nd, 251), opponents’ OPS (4th, .620), opponents’ batting average (5th, .210), strikeouts per 9.0 innings (5th, 10.81), walks and hits per innings pitched (5th, 1.04), opponents’ slugging percentage (6th, .349) and opponents’ on-base percentage (7th, .271).

“We are very excited to welcome Stephen Strasburg and his family back to the Washington Nationals,” said Washington Nationals Managing Principal Owner Mark D. Lerner. “His tremendous talent, work ethic and leadership have been a staple of our organization since the day we selected him in the 2009 MLB Draft. We would not have won the 2019 World Series or accomplished everything we have these last 10 seasons if not for Stephen’s many contributions.” Read More

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From the Nationals:

“The Racing Presidents are an iconic part of every Washington Nationals home game, and it is that time of year again for candidates to get their shot at joining the race.

The Nationals Entertainment department is looking for applicants to “run for office” and tryout for their chance to join the 2020 Racing Presidents. Read More

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“Dear PoPville,

I’m not sure if this is his doppelgänger, but I’m pretty sure Max Scherzer got out of the parade to dance with and take photos with everyone around us. Could put this out to see if anyone can confirm it?”

Ed. Note: Wasn’t Scherzer wearing a blue shirt? I also saw a photo of a Max Scherzer doppelgänger with two brown eyes…

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From the Mayor’s Office:

“The #SportsCapital will host a parade to celebrate the Washington Nationals’ World Series victory! The 2019 Nationals Championship Parade is scheduled for Saturday, November 2, at 2 p.m. The parade will begin on Constitution Avenue NW at 15th Street NW, proceed east along Constitution Avenue NW, and end on Pennsylvania Avenue NW at 3rd Street NW with a team rally.

Fans attending the parade are encouraged to: Read More

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Oh My God


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The Washington Nationals are our World Series Champions!!!

I am so happy. Congrats to the champs, congrats to D.C. congrats to all loving this moment. The Washington Nationals are World Series Champions – say it loud!!

My night: Read More

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