About the Author
Elliott Smith is a freelance writer who previously served as the Seattle Mariners beat writer for the Olympian for six years. He has covered the Washington Nationals for several outlets, including the Associated Press and MLB.com. He also covers Georgetown basketball for the Washington Times and the Washington Redskins for Express. He lives in Falls Church, Virginia. Bob Carpenter has been the Washington Nationals' play-by-play announcer on television broadcasts since 2006. He calls games on Mid-Atlantic Sports Network (MASN) with color analyst F.P. Santangelo. Carpenter resides in Washington, D.C.