Arjuna Subramanian is an aspiring baseball writer living in the Washington D.C. area. He started his writing with his blog Painting The Black on MLBlogs in May of 2009. He fell in love with the sabermetric movement during the 2008-2009 offseason, and strives to provide balanced articles from both sides of the statistics/scouting divide.
When not writing, watching/listening to baseball, over-analyzing his Chicago Cubs, staring in disbelief at the writing of Thomas Boswell, or keeping tabs on the latest Milton Bradley blowup, he can usually be found at the DC Fencers Club, where he is a competitive epee fencer.
An objective, analysis-based perspective of D.C. sports as seen through the eyes of lifelong D.C. sports enthusiast, John Heibel.
The Capitals fell behind 3-0, but caught fire behind Alex Ovechkin’s four goals, breaking Peter Bondra’s franchise record for power play goals (138).
Who is really running this football team? Washington general manager Bruce Allen will either stay the course or succumb to the dysfunction.
Bad grades all around for the Washington Redskins' Monday night performance.
The Capitals celebrated Veterans Appreciation Night with an improbable last minute goal followed by an overtime goal by Alex Ovechkin.
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Published 12:19 p.m. April 2, 2013
Baseball’s Opening Day 2013 provided plenty of food for thought about the upcoming season.
Published 4:57 p.m. March 7, 2013
The World Baseball Classic has always been an afterthought. Now, teams like Brazil are showing where it may be able to make a difference.
Published 8:19 a.m. January 28, 2013
Too much Super Bowl hype is funneled into the same tired storylines. Is a focus on football too much to ask?
Published 11:09 a.m. December 31, 2012
2013 is just over the horizon, and 2012 is ready to fade into the sunset. To bridge the gap, enjoy a brief review of the past year in American sports.
Published 12:34 p.m. December 28, 2012
With an inordinate amount of attention given to the 2013 Hall of Fame ballot rookies, Tim Raines and Edgar Martinez are being overlooked, while Jeff Bagwell and Jack Morris fight for the established vote.
Published 1:27 p.m. December 26, 2012
The focus of the 2013 Baseball Hall of Fame election is riveted on Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Sammy Sosa. But three other candidates deserve closer looks: Mike Piazza, Craig Biggio and Curt Schilling.
Published 10:49 a.m. November 27, 2012
Jeffrey Loria’s ownership of the Marlins has resulted in a disappointing team.
Published 11:37 a.m. November 26, 2012
In a span of less than a decade, the Florida/Miami Marlins franchise went from a low-budget contender to a high-budget failure, losing its most important asset: the fans.
Published 12:20 p.m. October 24, 2012
All the years that Lance Armstrong rode to victory, I saw him as a hero both as a rare clean cyclist, and for his work against cancer. Two days ago, that image became a facade.
Published 6:29 p.m. October 6, 2012
The Oakland A's have already followed their old formula - homeruns, walks, and young, cheap, pitching - to the AL West title. Now they face a tougher task, Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera, Cy Young winner and MVP Justin Verlander, and the rest of a talented Detroit team.
Published 8:20 p.m. October 6, 2012
The Reds are the model of consistency. The Giants are the picture of streakiness. In a five-game series, getting hot at the right time makes all the difference between a sweep one way or the other.
Published 7:13 a.m. October 5, 2012
The Cardinals bumped the Braves on the final day last year en route to a World Series title. This year, Kris Medlen and Craig Kimbrel are ready to turn the tables.
Published 6:07 p.m. October 4, 2012
According to conventional wisdom, the Rangers shouldn't be a wildcard and the Orioles shouldn't be in the playoffs. But Texas is sliding, and Baltimore has the true grit of a champion.
Published 6:19 p.m. September 19, 2012
Baseball's change to a ten-team playoff was supposed to kill the drama of previous years. As events unfolded, that couldn't be farther from the truth.
Published 8:38 a.m. September 1, 2012
Maybe Lance Armstrong doped. Maybe he didn't. No matter which statement is correct, the lasting story is that the USADA stopped him from a fair chance at defense.