Kristen writes for SB Nation D.C. and Federal Baseball, while also serving as a Community Manager for SB Nation. Kristen has covered the Washington Nationals and other visiting MLB clubs for MASNsports.com and MLB.com. While working for WebStrong Group, a now defunct PR and technology firm, Kristen also handled the day-to-day media and PR affairs of the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network (MASN). A Pennsylvania native, Kristen graduated from Mercyhurst College and earned her Master’s degree from Catholic University of America. Despite her Pittsburgh roots, she adopted some of DC's teams upon arriving in 2005. She continues to cheer for the Steelers, the Nationals and the Pitt Panthers, as well as a random assortment of her favorite MLB stars.
SB Nation D.C. was on hand as local native and New England Patriots cornerback Leigh Bodden held a bowling fundraiser in Washington D.C. Also, George Wilson, the Bills' player representative, discussed the ongoing NFL lockout.
Led by a rookie congressman who was a former player in college, the Democrats routed the Republicans in the 50th edition of the Congressional Baseball Game at Nationals Park.
The Top Chef all-star runner-up threw out the first pitch at Saturday's Nationals game. Afterwards, we caught up with him.
Country star Rodney Atkins headlined Ryan Zimmerman's ziMS Foundation Fundraiser on Thursday evening at Nationals Park.