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The best podcast to hear the latest on the World Series Champion Washington Nationals. Hosted by Tim Shovers, along with Chase Hughes and NBC Sports Washington’s Nationals Insider Todd Dybas. Contributors include Travis Thomas & Ryan Wormeli.

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The best podcast to hear the latest on the World Series Champion Washington Nationals. Hosted by Tim Shovers, along with Chase Hughes and NBC Sports Washington’s Nationals Insider Todd Dybas. Contributors include Travis Thomas & Ryan Wormeli.

    Eric Thames: International Man of Singing Mystery

    Eric Thames: International Man of Singing Mystery

    Todd sits down with new Nats first baseman Eric Thames, who has had a very unusual career that includes a 3-year stint in South Korea, and a rather interesting TV cameo over there. Where does he fit in the lineup while competing for at bats with Ryan Zimmerman and Howie Kendrick?

    Thames was also on the field during Juan Soto's hit against Milwaukee last October, so the guys take the opportunity to do a deep dive on that magical 8th inning against Josh Hader (21:20).

    • 39 min
    Tim Kurkjian Interview + Games Have Begun

    Tim Kurkjian Interview + Games Have Begun

    The Nats & Astros Grapefruit League opener didn't have as many fireworks as anticipated and Todd gives Chase & Tim his first-hand account from the action down in West Palm. Then we give you Todd's conversation with ESPN's Tim Kurkjian for his take on how the Houston scandal has been handled and life for Washington post Anthony Rendon.

    • 38 min
    MUST LISTEN: Davey Martinez & Mike Rizzo Interview

    MUST LISTEN: Davey Martinez & Mike Rizzo Interview

    The World Series winning Manager & General Manager sat down with Todd in West Palm for wide ranging interview that touches on many of your favorite moments from October 2019 and you get a feel for how close Davey Martinez & Mike Rizzo's working relationship has become. Chase & Tim then look back at their favorite in-game moves by Martinez during the postseason. At the very end, they touch upon LeBron James weighing in on the Astros and Rob Manfred.

    • 49 min
    Astros Scandal Won't Die + Roster Projections

    Astros Scandal Won't Die + Roster Projections

    As Spring Training has begun, the sport is only focused on the Astros sign stealing scandal. Todd, Chase, & Tim look at the recent bombshell comments by angry players and Commissioner Rob Manfred's response (Including Carlos Correa/ Kurt Suzuki spat).

    They then project who the 26 men will be that are on the Opening Day roster next month, including the crowded field vying for the final bullpen slots.

    • 40 min
    "Pitchers & Catchers" + Sean Doolittle Interview

    "Pitchers & Catchers" + Sean Doolittle Interview

    It's the 4 best words in sports.... "Pitchers and Catchers Report". Todd Dybas is on the scene down in West Palm to relay to Tim what all Nats fans need to know as baseball has at last returned from its winter slumber, and also a round-up of the Astros press conference to address the sign stealing scandal.

    Then we play for you the final of our series of interviews from Winterfest as Todd sat down with Sean Doolittle (14:55), including a follow-up to his viral moment of finding out Daniel Hudson was returning to Washington while on Nationals Talk.

    Finally, they give their opinions on the possibility of expanding the postseason field from 10 to 14 teams and the implementation of 3 batter minimum for relievers (25:34).

    • 38 min
    John Smoltz Interview

    John Smoltz Interview

    Just days away from the Defending Champs pitchers & catchers reporting to Spring Training. Tim, Chase, & Todd get you ready for Florida and also react to Sean Doolittle's tweets regarding the Astros scandal. Hall of Famer John Smoltz & current MLB analyst joins the podcast to give his take on the NL East comparing Nats pitching staff to the one he was part of in Atlanta, and is Trea Turner a viable MVP candidate? (34:01). They wrap-up with a look at the finally finalized Mookie Betts trade and even some discussion on how much of a nightmare it is to park in Adams Morgan.

    • 1 hr 1 min

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