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Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer had an unbelievable game this past Wednesday. He managed to strike out 20 batters in his performance. This is a feat only accomplished four other times, by three different pitchers. Scherzer joins the likes of Kerry Wood, Randy Johnson and Roger Clemens, who managed 20 Ks twice in his career.
Scherzer went the full nine innings against his former club, the Detroit Tigers, managing to only toss 23 balls in the game. There’s no doubt that Detroit wished he was still a Tiger, as they ran smack into one of the best pitching performances the righty has ever had. Fourteen of Scherzer’s strikeouts victims went swinging, while the final six were called after excellent placement.
The Washington Nationals are in a close race in the National League East, sitting second behind the New York Mets by just half a game. Their success comes from both the offensive and defensive side of the diamond, as the pitching talent and batting talents are complimentary. That being said, the offensive power took a hit several days ago.
Nationals phenom, and arguably one of the best players in the game right now, Bryce Harper, received an undisclosed fine and a one-game suspension after screaming some rather… adult… language at an umpire after a Washington win this past Monday. Harper was ejected earlier that game, for arguing balls and strikes with the ump. After the Nats pulled off a comeback win, Harper was caught on camera yelling profanities at the same umpire that ejected him. He has appealed the suspension, and is awaiting a hearing.
In more positive news for the Nationals, Stephen Strasburg signed an extension with the club. The seven-year, $175 million deal is definitely no joke. Even though he has undergone the infamous Tommy John surgery, Strasburg netted an incredible amount of money. The general consensus is that Strasburg could have made way more money in free agency, but his loyalty to the Nats trumped big bucks.
If Max Scherzer and Stephen Strasburg can keep delivering from the hill, and if Bryce Harper can stop trolling Major League Baseball umpires, the Washington Nationals might have a legitimate shot at making a deep run into the postseason.
In fact as we post this, Harper hit a 7th inning 2 run Tater that lifted the Nationals over the Miami Marlins, 5-3. Harper is a stud. I don’t blame the Cubs for walking him six times in a game. 
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Sports Logo Spotlight on the Washington Nationals

The Washington Nationals' logo is much like the team it represents: plenty of potential but just not quite enough fulfilled.

The red, white, and blue coloring is a no-brainer, but, I guess, kudos for not screwing it up. Building on the patriotic theme, the stars fit appropriately. While I can't confirm this, I feel like I remember hearing that some folks wanted to fit 50 stars in the Nats' logo and I am very glad that congestion was avoided. Plus, I'm glad there's a separation between the team and the country. Fifty stars seems a bit too incestuous. 

My favorite part of the logo is the cursive "W". While this incarnation of the Nationals is young, there still exists great history of baseball in Washington. The old-school letter represents the existence of baseball in years past--the Twins' Washington Senators and the Rangers' Washington Senators. I find that it's an appropriate marriage of old and new. 

As far as the shape and lettering of the encompassing ring all fit nicely. Like the coloring, it isn't a major positive but fits the puzzle just right. It's simple and to the point--a perfect juxtaposition with the cursive centerpiece. 

Simple is good. Simple detail, simple coloring, simple presentation--it can all convey meaning or messaging. Plainly simple, however, is just too simply plain. That's my biggest gripe with the Nationals logo. By golly, you're in our nation's capital, a place filled with all sorts of history yet it's barely utilized. 

What about this logo screams "Washington D.C."? 

The coloring? They aren't the only sports team with red white and blue. Shoot, you can even say that three of the five teams in their division feature those three colors (Braves, Phillies). 

The stars? Ummmmmm, you know, there is a hockey team named the Dallas Stars. 

My point is that while those elements fit nicely, they aren't unique and and in search of an element that ties everything together. 

My biggest gripe is the absence of a true graphic. Whether it's a monument or a historical artifact, this logo is void of culture. 

Speaking of culture, how about the Dallas Doughboys Baseball Club? 

We also feature the New York Zouaves with a sports logo that highlights this civil war infantry.

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