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Nationals-Phillies Rivalry: Game On

Jonathan Newton/Washington Post

Now we’re talking. Now the Washington Nationals have a rival. A real rival, not an interleague, MLB-arranged, bi-annual blind date with the Baltimore Orioles, which despite their proximity was actually more of a long-distance romance. There are simply too many fans in this area who cheered for the Orioles for too long. That was always a non-starter.

No, the Philadelphia Phillies are it now. The Read Full Article »

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