A look into Major League Baseball’s massive home run surge in 2019

As quickly as Los Angeles Dodgers left-hander Caleb Ferguson unleashed a fastball meant to hit the back of catcher Austin Barnes’ mitt, his pitch was even more swiftly sent into the left-field bleachers. For Baltimore Orioles second baseman Jonathan Villar,…

The return of the Orioles gives Baltimore a chance to celebrate

While controversy swirls around the city of Baltimore — centered around a growing controversy over Mayor Catherine Pugh’s questionable children’s book deals — local residents in need of something to cheer about flocked to Camden Yards to welcome back the Orioles and their home opener of the season.

Baseball Twitter buzzes about Orioles’ surprising start, Harper being booed

The Nationals and Orioles are heading in opposite directions in the early part of the 2019 season.

Baltimore man on a mission to get more kids to share his love of baseball

Andy Weltlinger is a former collegiate baseball player on a mission. He says baseball has fallen out-of-favor with many of Baltimore’s younger residents. So he’s created BUBA Baseball–the Baltimore Urban Baseball Association–to encourage kids to come out and “play ball.”

Pro sports leagues, teams spend millions lobbying Washington

Since 1999, professional sports organizations in the United States have spent at least $41.3 million lobbying Washington on a range of bills and issues, a Capital News Service analysis found.

Major League Baseball players prefer hip-hop songs to get pumped up

Hundreds of Major League Baseball players enter the game to the sound of hip-hop, the most popular genre for MLB walk up songs, a Capital News Service analysis found.

“WAR on Hot Takes” Episode 6: Nationals-Cubs Game 5 Preview, Capitals’ hot start and NFL Week 6

This is the sixth episode of Capital News Service’s sports podcast, “WAR on Hot Takes,” with Dylan Sinn and Adam Zielonka.

The Washington Nationals have missed Bryce Harper

Nationals superstar Bryce Harper returns to Washington’s lineup this week, just in time for the playoffs.

For Orioles, international market not as appealing

The Baltimore Orioles are lagging way behind the rest of Major League Baseball in signing international players, a Capital News Service analysis found.

“WAR on Hot Takes” Episode 3: NFL Week 2, Orioles season-end wrap-up, Nationals bullpen

Here’s the third episode of Capital News Service’s sports podcast, “WAR on Hot Takes,” with Dylan Sinn and Adam Zielonka.

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