Tags: Playoff Games

Nationals Win Their First World Series With One Last Rally

HOUSTON — During the worst part of the Washington Nationals’ season, when they were playing terrible baseball and had lost 31 of their first 50 games amid speculation that the manager would be fired and several players traded, the team held a meeting in the coaches’ conference room at Nationals Park. Several people spoke up…

For the Nationals, a Former Bat Boy Mixes Numbers and Tradition

WASHINGTON — His job was to make life easier for the best baseball players in the world. For seven seasons, starting at age 16, Sam Mondry-Cohen worked in the visitors’ clubhouse in San Francisco, shining cleats, hauling equipment, filling coffee orders. At game time he would be the bat boy, in full uniform, as he…

For Brian Cashman, Yankees’ Sad Ending Won’t Mean a Roster Reboot

It has been almost a week since Jose Altuve’s monster home run ended the Yankees’ season, and yet Aaron Boone hasn’t moved on. Images from Game 6 of the American League Championship Series are stuck in a painful loop in the manager’s memory bank: Aroldis Chapman’s hanging slider, Altuve sending it over the left-field wall…