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By Laura Shir The 2018 season was a tough one for the Nationals and their fans, with the team underperforming relative to expectations and ultimately missing the postseason altogether. However, in the spirit of remembering the joy even in the face of disappointment, here are the...

By: Kylie Sparks Max Muncy thought March 31, 2017 was the last day of his pro-baseball career. After a couple of seasons with the Oakland Athletics as a fifth-round draft pick while playing college ball at Baylor University, he was released at the end of Spring...

By: Ryan Davis What the hell is FanRag Sports? That was a question I heard frequently the last few years, especially early in my time with the now-defunct sports media network. And to be honest, it was a question I never did figure out how to...

By: Jen Mac Ramos Hello, folx, here’s a column called Force Play. Think of it as “Dear Abby,” but for advice on how to break into the baseball industry, no matter what department (from analytics to marketing to operations and more). I’m your relayer of advice, Jen...

By Gary Phillips It’s rare that a major leaguer is “excited” to get sent down, but that’s exactly how Blake Snell described his May 2017 demotion. The Rays southpaw was coming off a notable rookie season, but Snell’s sophomore campaign began with a concerning eight-start stretch. With...

By: Kelly Wallace Julianna Zobrist is a lot of things. She's a musician, a motivational speaker, a lover of fashion and art, and now the author of a new book, "Pull it Off." She sat down with us at The Peninsula Hotel last week to talk...

  By: Kelly Wallace On May 3rd, Mount Kīlauea began to erupt. It was the beginning of a series of volcanic explosions that only stopped a few weeks ago in mid-August. The official number of homes destroyed by both the volcano and the accompanying earthquakes stood at...

By: Kelly Wallace Before it was the Jason Heyward Walk-Off Grand Slam Game, it was a nail-biter at Wrigley Field. With two runners on, two outs, and the tying run at the plate, the Cubs turned to one of their most reliable offseason additions, righty reliever...

This is the second part of a two-part conversation with Sean Doolittle and his wife, Eireann Dolan. The first part can be found here. … Expanded Roster: I’ve heard you talk before about the exploitative nature of the minor league system, the economics of it specifically. How...