The Pohory-list: Top 10 Rookie Seasons in DC History

While the Washington Wizards had an uneventful end to their season in the NBA bubble, rookie forward Rui Hachimura shined and wound up earning NBA Second Team All-Rookie honors after a strong first campaign. Washington Football Team defensive end Chase Young has had a massive impact on Washington’s defense with 2.5 sacks through two gamesContinue reading “The Pohory-list: Top 10 Rookie Seasons in DC History”

Nationals 2020 season review

The 2020 MLB postseason begins today, and the reigning World Series champion Washington Nationals will not take part. After a 26-34 season, the reigning World Series champions finished fourth in the NL East (with the exact same record as the last place New York Mets) and will hold the 11th overall pick in the nextContinue reading “Nationals 2020 season review”

In an alternate Nationals 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 started their respective playoff pushes this week. The threat of another shutdownContinue reading “In an alternate Nationals universe…”

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”

Zimmerman, Ross first to opt out of 2020 season

The Nats will open the 2020 season on July 23 against the New York Yankees and their prized free agent acquisition Gerrit Cole, the 2019 AL Cy Young runner-up whom the Nats defeated in the World Series back in October while he was with the Houston Astros. While the reigning World Series champs will beContinue reading “Zimmerman, Ross first to opt out of 2020 season”

The Nationals’ best and worst free agency signings of the decade

In professional sports, free agents can make a world of difference for a team. Building through the draft is important, but being able to bring in an established player who can immediately bolster the roster can turn a playoff team into a championship contender. In other cases, teams just need a less expensive veteran toContinue reading “The Nationals’ best and worst free agency signings of the decade”

Takeaways from Part One of ‘Improbable’

By: Joe Pohoryles Last night, the first part of the documentary recounting the Nationals’ run to the World Series premiered on MASN, and before Part Two premieres tonight, I will be listing my takeaways from Part One. I would say “Spoiler Alert,” but unless you are totally unfamiliar with the events of the 2019 MLBContinue reading “Takeaways from Part One of ‘Improbable’”

The Tenure Trials: Nationals

By: Joe Pohoryles As I continue to come up with content ideas amidst the sports-less COVID-19 pandemic, a question appeared in my mind: For each Washington team, who has played the most games/minutes/innings for the team? With just a handful of guesses, I figured I could name the correct player for all four major DCContinue reading “The Tenure Trials: Nationals”

DC Sports By The Numbers (30-39)

By: Joe Pohoryles The Washington, D.C. sports teams have seen plenty of athletes do incredible things while representing the nation’s capital. One of the most recognizable features of these athletes is the numbers they sport on their uniforms. As we forge on in these times with little going on in the sports world, I willContinue reading “DC Sports By The Numbers (30-39)”

DC Sports By The Numbers (10-19)

By: Joe Pohoryles The Washington, D.C. sports teams have seen plenty of athletes do incredible things while representing the nation’s capital. One of the most recognizable features of these athletes is the numbers they sport on their uniforms. As we forge on in these times with little going on in the sports world, I willContinue reading “DC Sports By The Numbers (10-19)”