NL MVP Harper ups Under Armour’s endorsement game
With Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper being named NL MVP on Thursday, Under Armour’s list of endorsement has become stronger than ever. For a brand that prides itself on showcasing the underdog, the Baltimore sportswear maker’s endorsement list is a who’s-who of MVPs across a range of professional sports including NFL MVP and three-time Super […]
Say hey, Hagerstown
With Wednesday’s news that there may be a deal in the works to keep the Suns minor-league baseball team in Hagerstown, we’re reminded of Hagerstown’s place in baseball history. ...
Athletes cashing in on catchphrase craze
These days, athletes’ off-field personas seem to be just as important as their on-field skills.
Average rate on 30-year mortgage down to 3.90 percent
WASHINGTON — The average rate on the 30-year mortgage edged down this week to hover again above record lows. Cheaper rates have spurred modest improvements in the battered housing market, but not enough to signal a recovery. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday that the rate on the 30-year home loan fell to 3.90 percent […]
Stephen Strasburg back at Hagerstown
Stephen Strasburg made a bit of a media splash Sunday after a double-header at Municipal Stadium in Hagerstown. The No. 1 overall draft pick in the 2009 MLB First-Year Player Draft returned to the Washington Nationals’ minor league Class-A team, the Hagerstown Suns, after undergoing reconstructive surgery for a ligament in his elbow last fall. […]
Harper runs the gamut in 1st year in the minors
HAGERSTOWN — Bryce Harper’s raw numbers suggest the No. 1 overall pick from last year’s draft could soon be ready for the majors. He’s batting .338 with 13 home runs for the Single-A Hagerstown Suns. But those who see Harper every day know he still has a ways to go. There are dozens of things […]
Bryce Harper’s four eyes
I read this article on Bryce Harper in The Washington Post the other day, and thought it was hilarious. Harper made a trip to the eye doctor and could suddenly see the ball again, after getting a pair of contacts. When I’d done this story on Harper’s beginnings in Hagerstown for the Hagerstown Suns, the assignment […]
No. 1 MLB draft pick Bryce Harper draws crowds to Hagerstown
Municipal Stadium in Hagerstown — where the Washington National's minor league Suns play — has had a bit of an influx in crowd and merchandise sales recently, thanks to Bryce Harper. Harper was the No. 1 Major League Baseball draft pick in 2010, and the Nats have sent him to Hagerstown to get ready for the big leagues.
Bryce Harper getting cash registers ringing in Hagerstown
HAGERSTOWN — The fan was desperate to get Bryce Harper’s autograph. But he didn’t have a pen. So he went to Municipal Stadium’s merchandise store on Opening Day for the Hagerstown Suns, but they were sold out of Sharpies. Desperate, he eyed the bucket of pens and pencils sitting behind the counter. He offered to […]
Nats’ Bryce Harper signs with Under Armour
Under Armour Inc. has signed a multi-year partnership with outfielder Bryce Harper, the first pick of last year’s Major League Baseball draft by the Washington Nationals. Harper, who is playing with the Hagerstown Suns, the Nationals’ Class A affiliate, will wear Under Armour cleats and apparel during games and will be featured in in-store and […]
Strasburg injury delays ROI for Nats
My heart goes out to Washington Nationals fans. It really does. But more so, it goes out to the Nationals front office — they’re the ones with the $15.1 million contract for a stud rookie pitcher for whom they’ll have to wait until the 2012 season to see returns. And at this point, those returns […]