CHARLES AND BASEBALL
& THE WASHINGTON NATIONALS
Charles with his son Daniel on Opening Day at Nationals Park, March 30, 2008
Charles Krauthammer was a lifelong baseball fan. He loved the game, playing it from earliest childhood and continuing his enthusiasm until the very end of his life. He wrote about baseball often in his weekly column for The Washington Post, talked about the Washington Nationals whenever he could on Fox News' Special Report, and filled entire chapters of his two books with his favorite essays exploring his passion for the game.
"This is why God created baseball,
late on the 6th day"
Were he still here today — Opening Day of baseball season — I have no doubt he would have graced this page with a column about his beloved Nats, about what baseball’s absence has meant to us these past months, and what its return should signify in these anxious and troubled times. I wish I knew what he would say. And I know I’m not the only one.
Bret Baier and Fox News present a documentary about Charles' love for baseball and the Nationals
Watch the full length documentary on Fox Nation:
Read the companion piece about Charles' love for the Nats:
"Presto. It is 1975 all over again. I begin to care. I want them to win. Why? I have no idea. I begin following day games on the Internet. I've punched not one but two preset Nationals stations onto my car radio. I'm aghast. I'm actually invested in the day-to-day fortunes of 25 lunkheads I never heard of until two weeks ago. This is crazy. I've relapsed, and I like it so much I've forsworn all medication. Go Nats."
"On weeknights I’m normally at Nationals Park, it being exactly seven minutes from Fox News’s Washington studios, where my workday ends at 7. If the winds are fair and the Third Street Tunnel is clear, I can get to my seat by the bottom of the first."
Read More of Charles' writing on baseball in his books:
On the day Charles Krauthammer passed away
a moment of silence was observed at Nationals Park
June 21, 2018