Jun 7, 2014; San Diego, CA, USA; Washington Nationals pitcher Craig Stammen (35) pitches the ball in the 11th inning against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Stan Liu-USA TODAY Sports

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In an effort to bring you more Sports News within the District, Stars and Sticks will look at some of the work that has been going on over at District on Deck as well as Riggo’s Rag; DC Sports

District on Deck, Riggo’s Rag, and Stars and Sticks will join together in posting and featuring some of the articles that each group has been featuring themselves.

District on Deck:

When it comes to baseball, some say that a team is only as good as their bullpen.  For the Washington Nationals, this is no different.  District on Deck takes a look at what they have in their bullpen a week into June.

Gio Gonzalez is working in rehab stints as well as simulated pitching.  He is continuing to move forward and get closer to 100%.  He is throwing with the same force that the Nationals are accustomed to.

The Washington Nationals and MLB had their 40 round draft finish up yesterday.  The Nationals brought back an iconic name that is surrounded by legacy and an iron mentality; Cal Ripken Jrs, son, Ryan Ripken in the 15th round.  Their draft also focused on pitching.

Riggo’s Rag:

Lately, in the news, the Redskins name has been coming up for a different reason than football.  The use of the name “Redskin” is being pushed as a racial slur and groups have been pushing for the Redskins to change their name to a more politically correct definition.

The draft is over, although free agency is still up and running.  Teams are beginning to asses their teams through OTAs and what their needs may still be.  See what the 5 top needs for the Redskins are. 

Injuries are a part of the game when it comes to any sport.  For the Redskins, there are a handful of guys that need to stay healthy for their success to occur.  The 5 guys range from, defensive backfield, offensive line, TE, OLB, and QB.

We are also working on bringing you information on the Washington Wizards and DC United.

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