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As we shake off the rust of winter and embrace the new warmth of spring, few rites do so quite as well as a trip to the ballpark. However, the Nationals being the Nationals, it’s not terribly likely baseball is the only reason you’ll need to pony up your hard-earned …

It was fun while it lasted. [102 mph, huh?] Rookie right-hander Stephen Strasburg has a significant tear on the ulnar collateral ligament that probably will require reconstructive Tommy John elbow surgery, the Washington Nationals announced Friday. For those of you playing at home, that means he’ll be about for 12-18 …

Stephen Strasburg, on the cover of Sports Illustrated – which all but guarantees a three strike out performance his next outing.

We missed them because it was Stras–mas here in DC. Here’s a recap: Everyone who claimed to be a “political expert” said Blanche Lincoln would lose.  They were all wrong. [Bill Clinton still has it] We learned that Demon Sheep make great Senate campaign volunteers. [who knew?] Nikki Haley had …

Move over Lebron. Gannett’s Mike Lopresti: Stephen Strasburg’s dazzling debut as good as it gets With the baseball universe looking over his shoulder, and enough hype to make a Super Bowl jealous, he made one mistake in 94 pitches. He struck out the last seven batters he faced, the final two …

Strasburg! Strasburg! Strasburg!Strasburg!Strasburg!Strasburg!Strasburg!Strasburg!Strasburg!Strasburg! … and on the 8th day … he pitched. We hope you enjoy the game tonight.

… or at Least Try for a Good Cause Here’s your chance at Major League Baseball glory…kinda. Horton’s Kids, a favorite charity of current and former Hill staffers, is holding its annual Home Runs for Horton’s Kids at Nationals Park on May 12th. Attendees will get to bat on field …

Anyone wondering why there were so many Phillies fans at the Nats Opening Day?  [typical] The main way the Phillies avoided having to build a Trojan horse to gain access? The Nationals ticket office put no restrictions on the amount of group tickets that well-organized Phillies fans could buy before …

UPDATE: Obama needs to watch the Kenny Powers training video before next year’s Opening Day

We didn’t elect him because he was a sharp dresser: Paul Bedard: Don’t be surprised of Obama wears his Mom Jeans to the Nat’s opener Monday. Recall he said he likes “frumpy.” http://bit.ly/cpB3Q2 Related: Obama to One-Bounce First Pitch in Dirt on Opening Day

Deadspin previews the upcoming Nationals baseball season. Will Leitch: Washington Nationals: Go Natinals!

Deadspin’s Barry Petchesky: Beat Writer Continues Nationals Coverage, Sans Newspaper Just because the Washington Times fired their entire sports section, Mark Zuckerman isn’t going to stop doing his job. For someone to cover the Nationals voluntarily, I’m not sure it’s going too far to call him a modern day Jesus.

DCist: Nationals’ Pursuit Of Wang Pays Off With Signing Yes, we’re 12 years old. Sorry.

If we owned a Major League Baseball team, we’d do the same thing. Nationals Pride : Washington Nationals owner Mark Lerner shagged fly balls with Nationals players during batting practice before Friday’s game against the Brewers.