In an alternate Wizards universe…

The year is 2020. A worldwide pandemic halted the sports world, but after four months, some have slowly crept back. The Nationals opened the 2020 MLB season and their title defense against the New York Yankees on July 23. The Capitals and Wizards are starting their respective playoff pushes this week. The threat of anotherContinue reading “In an alternate Wizards universe…”

Wizards look on-brand in first real game back

The Wizards played their first real game since Mar. 10 this afternoon, taking on the Phoenix Suns in a 125-112 loss. Devin Booker and Deandre Ayton led the way for Phoenix; Booker led the team with 27 points while chipping in five rebounds and four assists. Ayton totaled a double-double with 24 points and aContinue reading “Wizards look on-brand in first real game back”

What to make of Nats’ start

The Nats are off to a 2-4 start. Not ideal, but in any normal year, no real reason to worry. If they can win the next couple series, it’s back to smooth sailing. Except this year is not any normal year. The normal 162 games are condensed to just 60, making every game count nearlyContinue reading “What to make of Nats’ start”

Takeaways from scrimmage vs. Hurricanes

The Capitals played their first real hockey game since Mar. 9, a 3-2 shootout loss to the Buffalo Sabres. In their lone exhibition match before the three-game round robin to open the postseason, the Capitals beat the Carolina Hurricanes 3-2. There was so much rust between both sides, the ice nearly turned orange, but hopefullyContinue reading “Takeaways from scrimmage vs. Hurricanes”

Introducing the ‘whatta night’ rule of three

April 21, 2015 is an important date in Washington sports history. At first glance, it may not seem significant. You may not remember where you were on this day, and you may not even remember what took place, but it was a great day for Washington, D.C. sports. That day, the Capitals, Wizards and NationalsContinue reading “Introducing the ‘whatta night’ rule of three”

Hail to the Football Team?

After several weeks of deliberation, the team formerly known as the Washington Redskins has picked a temporary name to use for the 2020 season: the Washington Football Team. It is reported that an actual permanent name will be chosen for the 2021 season and beyond, and I sincerely hope that’s the truth. In an earlierContinue reading “Hail to the Football Team?”

Baseball is back: What to watch for in season opener vs. Yankees

The wait is over. After over four months of no major American sports, baseball makes its return today with the World Series champion Nationals taking on the New York Yankees at 7 pm. A single game won’t answer every question about how the team will perform this season, much less the season opener, but inContinue reading “Baseball is back: What to watch for in season opener vs. Yankees”

Nationals reach 100 games in Baseball-Reference 2020 Simulation

With Major League Baseball starting this week, I decided to check in on Baseball-Reference’s simulated 2020 season. I utilize the information held in this database constantly, so when I saw the site was simulating a full 162-game season for 2020, I wanted to see how the Nats were performing. The site is simulating the entireContinue reading “Nationals reach 100 games in Baseball-Reference 2020 Simulation”

The Pohory-list: Top 10 first overall picks in city history

With several sports making a comeback, with MLS and UFC already holding events and the NBA, NHL and MLB returns on the horizon, there is a lot to look forward to in the next few weeks. For the past four months, the country has effectively been on lockdown, and without many live sporting events toContinue reading “The Pohory-list: Top 10 first overall picks in city history”

Looking at the ‘Black Aces’ for Capitals’ playoff run

The Capitals recently announced their 34-man roster for the NHL return consisting of 20 forwards, 10 defensemen and four goaltenders. Postseason rosters are expanded every year, but this year we’ll be seeing even more reserve players than usual. Well, scratch that. We won’t really be seeing much of these extra players, unless things go horriblyContinue reading “Looking at the ‘Black Aces’ for Capitals’ playoff run”