Jim Williams: Actor-comedian Robert Wuhl likes Nationals to repeat as NL East champions

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Robert Wuhl is an award-winning comedian, writer and actor who has a passion for baseball that goes all the way back to when he was a kid growing up a Yankees fan in Union, N.J. Wuhl is well-known by sports fans for his roles in films such as "Bull Durham" and "Cobb." However, Wuhl will forever be remembered for his role as super-agent Arliss Michaels in the HBO hit series "Arli$$." "Off the Wuhl," hosted by Wuhl and SiriusXM's Casey Stern, airs live every Wednesday night at 9 p.m. on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio (XM channel 87 and Sirius channel 210 with Sirius Premier).

How long have you been playing fantasy baseball?

Wuhl » I've been playing for over 25 years. When I started there was no internet and there were very few of us playing fantasy sports. Things have changed now and the amount of information you get on players is incredible. Now fans take fantasy baseball seriously, and I appreciate the passion and fanaticism of the people that do. I'm one of them.

Have you been to a game at Nationals Park?

Wuhl » Yes, it is a great place to watch a game. I had a chance to watch a game at the park with columnist George Will, and it was great to talk baseball with him. In Washington you see people of different political parties and beliefs pulling together and supporting the Nationals. Baseball is wonderful at bringing people together because it has natural pauses and you can watch and talk about the game.

What do you think of the Nationals this season?

Wuhl » I like them to repeat in the [NL] East. I might draft their entire pitching staff for my team. What's not to like? Stephen Strasburg's back this season, they traded for Denard Span, who will be leading off and playing centerfield, and a full year of Bryce Harper should excite Nats fans.

Tell me about your new project.

Wuhl » I have written and directed a new play. It's a romantic comedy called "Hit-Lit" and we just had a great run in Houston. Now we open in New York's Queens Theatre, not far from the Mets' Citi Field, starting March 7th through the 17th and we'll see where we go from there.

Examiner columnist Jim Williams is a seven-time Emmy Award-winning TV producer, director and writer. Follow him on Twitter @wordmandc.

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