Juan Soto is 23 and is already one of the game’s best players. After extension talks broke down, he could be on his way out of town. Until then, he wants to concentrate on baseball.
After the Capitol was evacuated, Nancy Pelosi lashed out at the F.A.A. for its “apparent failure to notify Capitol Police of the preplanned flyover.”
The team lost for the first time in four games this season amid encouraging signs that it could contend for its first postseason spot since 2016.
Showing off their sensitivity, Francisco Lindor, Javier Baez and Kevin Pillar celebrated a win by making thumbs-down gestures at the fans who had previously booed them.
Fans poured out of the stadium in a scene of fear and confusion and a game between the Nationals and the Padres was halted in the sixth inning.
The crowds were still limited because of the coronavirus, but opening day of 2021 looked very different from the stark scenes at parks last summer.
Reasons for optimism and pessimism abound. Catch up with where each team stands ahead of opening day.
Washington’s shortstop is the game’s fastest everyday player. He’s so valuable that protecting his body outweighs a 1980s baserunning revival.
With spring training looming, the infectious disease expert — and Washington Nationals fan — weighs in on his optimism for the baseball season and whether he’d feel safe at a game.
Playing football in high school helped the president-elect overcome a stutter. And while he is known to be a sports fan, he has not displayed a taste for inserting politics in sports.
While live sports are back, spectators are not in most cases. We asked readers what they were missing as fans in the stands.
The president’s announcement that he would pitch at Yankee Stadium on Aug. 15 startled the team’s officials, who had not scheduled such an event.
Hours before the opening game of Major League Baseball’s pandemic-delayed season, one of Washington’s top young stars tested positive for the coronavirus, underscoring the precariousness of the campaign.
“I don’t come to the park for all the other hoopla; I come to the park because I want to win another World Series with my teammates,” Scherzer said days before opening the 2020 season.
Zimmerman, a pillar of the Nationals’ World Series-winning team, will skip the season, citing personal and family safety. Joe Ross of the Nationals and Mike Leake of the Diamondbacks also opted out.
“It brings energy, and we need that to help make a championship team here,” Parra, the former Nationals player, said of the children’s song that was the soundtrack to the team’s World Series run.
M.L.B. and the players’ union are at risk of turning a potential opportunity into “a gigantic negative,” Bob Costas said. Time is running low to avoid that fate.
A devoted Yankees fan fell in love with the Washington Nationals. But Dr. Anthony S. Fauci concedes it’s going to be a while before he goes to another game.