Steve Mears: Jayson Werth’s transition to left field and his family’s baseball history

There is this player in Nationals Park who has a cheering section out there in the unheralded part that is tucked in between the foul pole and the visitors bullpen in Section 105. That’s right, it’s left field where the man they call “The Beard,” “The Werewolf” or some just refer to as “J-Dub” - as Bryce Harper likes to call him - plays his ... read more

Watch Bryce Harper visit “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”

The Make Baseball Fun Again campaign made its way to New York City as Nationals right fielder Bryce Harper stopped by “The Tonight Show”! Along with host Fallon, Harper faced the duo of model Gigi Hadid and actor/comedian Andy Samberg in Catchphrase. Naturally, hilarity ... and maybe a little cheating ... ensued. Check out all the smack-talk and laughs and see if Harper and Fallon ... read more

Opposite dugout: Mets aiming for back-to-back division titles

Manager: Terry Collins (6th season) Record: 21-16 Last 10 games: 4-6 Who to watch: CF Yoenis Cespedes (.287, 12 HR, 32 RBIs), SS Asdrubal Cabrera (.281, 38 hits), 2B Neil Walker (10 HR, 20 RBIs), RHP Noah Syndergaard (3-2, 2.53 ERA), RHP Jeurys Familia (2.60 ERA, 12 saves) Season series vs. Nationals: First meeting (11-8 in 2015) Pitching probables: May 17: RHP Max Scherzer vs. ... read more

Marty Niland: Remembering Tom Cheney, who deserved better

Max Scherzer’s 20-strikeout performance against the Tigers was certainly one for the ages, the highlight of one of the most remarkable weeks in the history of the Nationals. But Scherzer and Stephen Strasburg, whose contract extension was a key part of that week, owe a debt of gratitude to a man who might have given an even more impressive performance more than 53 years earlier. ... read more

MASN’s Phil Wood to be celebrated at pregame event and in bobblehead form

If you want to add a unique piece to your bobblehead collection, and help a worthy cause in the process, have I got a deal for you. The Half Street Irregulars, one of the most active fan groups among the Nationals faithful, is conducting an eBay auction for a limited edition bobblehead likeness of MASN broadcaster Phil Wood, hosts “Nats Talk” with Mike Wallace on ... read more

Patrick Reddington: Decision to shut down Strasburg in 2012 played key factor in extension

Think what you will about the decision the Washington Nationals made back in 2012, when they shut down a then-24-year-old Stephen Strasburg late in the season, as planned from the start that year, but the decision GM Mike Rizzo and the front office made played a part in the 27-year-old signing a seven-year extension with the team that drafted him with the No.1 overall pick ... read more

Opposite dugout: Marlins getting past Gordon’s suspension by riding hot streak

Manager: Don Mattingly (1st season) Record: 18-15 Last 10 games: 6-4 Who to watch: 3B Martin Prado (.386/.413/.465), LF Christian Yelich (.325/.439/.509 with 4 HR, 16 RBIs), RF Giancarlo Stanton (10 HR, 24 RBIs), RHP Jose Fernandez (4-2, 3.54 ERA, 58 K’s), RHP A.J. Ramos (1.38 ERA, 10 saves) Season series vs. Nationals: 3-3 Pitching probables: May 13: RHP Tom Koehler vs. LHP Gio Gonzalez, ... read more

National Parks come to Nationals Park

The National Parks are coming to Nationals Park! (Say that five times fast.) The National Park Service is coming to Nats Park for a special night Friday as the Nationals host a series opener against the Marlins. The night will be filled with National Park-themed events all night to celebrate the National Park Service Centennial, and we’re inviting you to join the fun! All night ... read more