D.C. Newsers Go Gaga for New Nats Pitcher

By Andrew Gauthier 

The Washington Post

Like any good D.C. sports fan, Bret Baier manages to get himself into the grandest Washington events. The host of Fox News’s “Special Report” was at the Nats’ first game in RFK Stadium. He was at the George Mason-U-Conn. miracle at Verizon Center. And he thoroughly planned on attending Stephen Strasburg’s debut, until the Nats announced when it would actually occur.

“Ohhhhhhh,” Baier remembered saying. “Primary Day.”


This meant that Baier — once a Braves fan and now a Nats supporter after a decade living in this city — would be in New York, anchoring his network’s primary coverage when Strasburg took the mound. And that meant he’d be following the debut of K Street from his phone during commercial breaks. More…