The Washington Nationals, pegged by many as 2015 World Series favorites and boasting what is considered to be the best pitching rotation in baseball, grace the cover of Sports Illustrated this week in anticipation of the upcoming MLB season.
It’s been no secret that there is a blooming relationship between the Washington Nationals and Major League Baseball Hall of Famer Cal Ripken, Jr. On Saturday, the bond grew even stronger when the Nationals selected his son, Ryan, in the 15th round (454th overall) of the 2014 MLB Draft.
The Washington Nationals began the 2014 season with their second consecutive 3-0 record after sweeping the New York Mets at Citi Field this week. They took on the Atlanta Braves in their home opener at Nationals Park on Friday afternoon. (more…)