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The University of Maryland has announced the creation of an annual award that will be given to a sports journalist or broadcaster who has made "significant contributions to racial and gender equality in sports."
If you take a close look at a Major League Baseball bat, it may not look different. But thanks to some government research it is less likely to break and injure players and fans.
The ball was soaring toward right field, hooking toward the corner, and pinch-runner Alexi Casilla was absolutely certain it was going to drop.
The 2012 season marked the first time since baseball returned to Washington, D.C., in 2005 that the Nationals and the Baltimore Orioles both made the playoffs.
Chris Young gave up one unearned run over four innings and pitched what was likely his last start in a Nationals uniform as the Astros rallied with a five-run seventh inning to beat the Nats 6-4 at Osceola County Stadium.
Jordan Zimmermann allowed two runs on five hits over three innings, striking out four; Bryce Harper hit his first homer of the spring as the Nationals hung on to beat the Atlanta Braves 6-5 at Champion Stadium.
Three Orioles players plus the Nationals' Adam LaRoche take home Gold Glove awards.
What went wrong in the series and what the Nats have to do now going forward is on the minds of both WTOP Nats beat reporter Craig Heist and MLB.com's Nats beat reporter Bill Ladson.