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Box Seats: February 13, 2011 - February 19, 2011

The Alex Semin conundrum

Alex Semin is kind of an odd duck. He seems to be pretty quiet, keeping to himself and only opening up to his teammates a little in recent seasons. He’s incredibly skilled, but is often accused of not applying himself....

By Nicole Weissman  | February 18, 2011; 2:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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NL East position rankings: catcher

Ranking catchers is a softer science than doing so for other positions. Advanced fielding statistics have come very far in helping us determine who the best fielders are, but there are still many skeptics who question their validity. Now, take...

By Ryan Korby  | February 18, 2011; 9:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Nationals, Ryan Korby  | Tags:  Nationals, Ryan Korby  
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Reinventing All-Star Weekend

I think we can all agree the All-Star Weekend ain’t what it used to be. With the rise in the number of national NBA broadcasts on cable, seeing the NBA’s biggest stars all in one place is no longer the big...

By Lee Friedman  | February 17, 2011; 12:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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United seeking enthusiastic self-starter for goalkeeping position

D.C. United is in the market for a goalkeeper. It's not exactly a glamor position; they're looking for someone to fill the void until Bill Hamid or Steve Cronin are healthy enough to start. Whoever gets the gig will probably...

By Jeff Maurer  | February 16, 2011; 1:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Box lunch: Charlie Davies and the United fan experience

To say goals were at a premium for D.C. United last season would be like saying the same for Wizards road wins -- all right, not quite, but you get the idea. United managed just 21 goals during its 2010...

By Washington Post Editors  | February 16, 2011; 11:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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One does not simply walk into the NHL playoffs

What can you say when half the Caps fanbase is ready throw itself off the roof after last night’s loss to Phoenix? I can’t say I know what the solutions to the Caps problems are, but I do know what...

By Ryan Cooper  | February 15, 2011; 11:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (23)
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Extra base hit with Cupid's arrow

There’s no better way to show your love to a special person in your life than have a giant mascot deliver them gifts on Valentine’s Day. At least that’s what I think. When the Washington Nationals announced that for Valentine’s...

By Ryan Korby  | February 14, 2011; 2:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Box lunch: What's next for Wizards?

Welcome to a new regular fixture on Box Seats where every day we'll post a discussion topic pulled from the comments section or focusing on a hot topic dealing with one of the seven teams we cover in this space....

By Washington Post editors  | February 14, 2011; 11:49 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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