1. Washington Nationals' GM Mike Rizzo Making Changes to Organization

    The Washington Nationals, under General Manager Mike Rizzo, are doing some fall housecleaning. Rizzo, given the official "boss" title immediately after the successful Steven Strasburg negotiations, ...

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  2. Capitals-Rangers: Washington Outworked, Outplayed in 4-3 Loss

    WASHINGTON, DC, Oct. 8—From the drop of the opening faceoff Thursday night at Verizon Center, the Washington Capitals played like they were in the third game of a western swing instead of their second home game of the season after a day off...

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  3. Mistakes and Penalties Doom Capitals in Overtime Loss To Flyers

    The Washington Capitals came into hostile territory and went home with a point against the Flyers in Philadelphia Tuesday night. Washington lost the game 6-5 in overtime...

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  4. Ryan Zimmerman, John Lannan Headline 2009 Washington Nationals DC-IBWA Awards

    The Washington, D.C. chapter of the Internet Baseball Writers Association (DC-IBWA) is an organization comprised of Internet writers, online media outlets and bloggers...

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  5. Good, Bad, & Ugly: Pete Orr's Clutch Hit Lifts Nationals Over Braves 2-1

    "We're playing the game the right way. Hopefully, we're going in the right direction."—Pete Orr, Oct. 1, 2009 THE RESULT: Pete Orr's one-out single to left field drove home Ryan Zimmerman, ...

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  6. Washington Capitals Dominate Bruins in Season Opener 4-1

    Alex Ovechkin and Brooks Laich each had a pair of goals, and Jose Theodore made 19 saves, as the Washington Capitals knocked off the Boston Bruins 4-1 before a capacity crowd at TD Banknorth Garden...

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  7. Washington Capitals Start Season in Boston Against Tough Bruins Squad

    The Washington Capitals and the Boston Bruins were the top two seeds in the Eastern Conference last season, and start the 2009-10 campaign facing one another again...

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  8. Good, Bad & Ugly: Justin Maxwell Slams Mets; Nats Sweep

    "We haven't been playing that well this year, but this kind of pushes us forward going into next year. Definitely a nice memory." -- Justin Maxwell, Sept. 30, 2009...

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  9. Good, Bad, and Ugly: Washington Nationals Swept by Braves Over the Weekend

    "I'm not stupid; you can play a lot of close games and be a bad ballclub. But the difference between us and the other clubs is not that wide a gap...We just made some mistakes...

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  10. A New Plan for Finding Competitive Balance In Baseball

    With the season winding down and the playoff races settled—barring an unforeseen collapse—it's a good time to look at Major League Baseball and see if we're satisfied with the product...

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  11. Good, Bad & Ugly: For Washington Nationals, Loss No. 100 Much Like Last 99

    "Where do you go? Where do you look? You look at yourself first. Tonight it was me. Other nights everybody has had a chance to pull through or do the right things, and unfortunately for us it hasn't been that way too much...

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  12. Capitals Spank Blackhawks 6-2; Ovie, Knuble Net Pair Each

    The Washington Capitals bounced back from a somewhat dreary affair Monday night against Buffalo to sparkle in a 6-2 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks. The Caps are now 3-1-0 in the pre-season...

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  13. Good, Bad, and Ugly: Nationals Delay the Invevitable, Beat Dodgers 5-4

    "I thought it was a good time to go. I figured [McDonald] wasn't really worried about me after us moving the runner on the bunt." —Justin Maxwell, on stealing third in the ninth with one out, Sept...

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  14. Good, Bad, & Ugly: Skins Sneak Past Rams, 9-7

    "If I could see it now, if I could see every play that was going to fail before it failed, I wouldn't call it."—coach Jim Zorn, after repeated failure in the Red Zone, in last Sunday's 9-7 win over St...

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  15. Seven Questions (and Answers) About the Washington Capitals

    Earlier this fall, the fine folks at DC Pro Sports Report asked me to participate in a survey of Media and Internet writers answering seven "easy" questions...

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  16. Good, Bad & Ugly: Nationals Pounded by Dodgers 14-2

    THE RESULT: The playoff-bound Los Angeles Dodgers used the cellar-dwelling Washington Nationals as a punching bag Tuesday night, pounding out 14 runs on 15 hits, five walks and three Nats' errors (though it should have been four) in a 14-2 victory...

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  17. Capitals Nip Hawks in OT, Face Sabres Tonight At Verizon

    After the Caps minor leaguers and players returning from injury beat the regular Chicago Black Hawks Saturday night, the home crowd will get to see the pre-season debut of Washington's top line tonight...

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  18. Good, Bad & Ugly: "Lackluster" Nationals Drop Pair to Mets Over Weekend

    "[The Nats] were up there swinging, not many foul balls today."—John Maine, Mets starter on the Nats' effort, Sept...

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  19. Capitals Knock Off Sabres 4-3 in Overtime

    Alexandre Giroux, Mike Knuble and Jay Beagle scored for the Capitals in regulation, and Brian Pothier netted the game winner in OT to give the Caps a 4-3 win against Buffalo in their first preseason game...

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  20. Good, Bad, & Ugly: Hamels Dominates Nationals in 4-2 Win

    "All their pitchers did very well against us this year."-- Jim Riggleman, Sept. 18, 2009. THE RESULT: Washington Nationals starter Ross Detwiler had his best start of the season, but ...

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  21. Good, Bad & Ugly: Nats Make Same Mistakes In Another Loss; 6-1 To Phils

    "We made too many mistakes. A lot of bad things happened that we can't continue to allow. We've got to do a better job of handling the details of the running game."-- Jim Riggleman, Sept. 16, 2009...

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  22. Good, Bad, & Ugly: Nats Lose Twice; 5-0 To Phils, Flores To Surgery

    "He should be ready for the middle of spring training, worst-case scenario."General Manager Mike Rizzo, on Jesus Flores prospects after labrum surgery, Sept. 15, 2009...

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  23. Good, Bad & Ugly: Nats Beat Phils 8-7; Rookie Desmond Shines

    "I've never had anything like that happen before, you know? I didn't know if they were being serious or not, so I didn't want to look like a dummy." - Nats shortstop Ian Desmond, on his curtain call, Sept...

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  24. B/R Editorial: Nationals Interim Manager Riggleman Doesn't Get It

    "Who do you do it against? Do you do it against the Phillies? I think we would be insulting the Marlins and the Braves, who are chasing the Phillies." -- Jim Riggleman, on playing September call-ups, Sept...

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  25. Good, Bad, & Ugly: Long Ball Hurts Nationals in 5-3 Loss to Phillies

    "Five is a little ridiculous."-- Jim Riggleman, Sept. 8, 2009THE RESULT: The Philadelphia Phillies hit five solo home runs, sending the Washington Nationals to their ninth defeat in 10 games...

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