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"

—Charles Krauthammer  

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Bret Baier and Fox News present a documentary about Charles' love for baseball and the Nationals

Watch the full length documentary on Fox Nation:

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Read the companion piece about Charles' love for the Nats:

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"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." 

"Suffering a Relapse, and Loving It," Washington Post (April 15, 2005)

(Click here to read the full article)

 

"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."
 

"The Joy of Winning," Washington Post (May 24, 2012)

(Click here to read the full article)


Read More of Charles' writing on baseball in his books:

  • Things That Matter ("The Joy of Losing"; "The Best Show in Town"; "Return of the Natural")

  • The Point of It All ("Suffering a Relapse, and Loving It"; "Revenge, American-Style"; "Why do they Even Play the Game?")

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On the day Charles Krauthammer passed away

a moment of silence was observed at Nationals Park

June 21, 2018

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Charles' Friends Honor His Love of the Game

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DAVID SEIDEMAN

"I don’t know how to describe it to non-baseball fans. But there’s a way of communicating the pleasures of the action unfolding on the field with just a smile and a nod. I’ve only been able to do this in my life with my dearly departed father and a few close friends. And Charles."

"Charles Krauthammer's Love Of Baseball Leaves A Lasting Legacy" | Forbes | June 22, 2018

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