Baseball season officially began for scores of fans this morning, as the Nationals started selling individual tickets for games at its new stadium. But the enthusiasm of fans stands in contrast to the gloomy mood on Capitol Hill, where baseball’s seamier side has been exposed in numerous hearings about alleged doping. We explore whether D.C. is becoming a bona fide baseball town and why the sport seems to have such a resilient place in the American imagination.


  • Christina Kahrl Managing Editor, "Baseball Prospectus"

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