MASN announces six-game spring training TV schedule for Washington Nationals

MASN, the television home of the defending National League East champion Washington Nationals, will broadcast six Nationals spring training games. All will appear on MASN HD, MASN's dedicated high-definition channel, beginning with the Nationals' Feb. 28 home game against the New York Mets in Viera, Fla.

The network's Grapefruit League coverage also includes four more games from Space Coast Stadium, the team's spring training home: March 8 against the St. Louis Cardinals, March 16 against the Houston Astros, March 22 against the Detroit Tigers and March 24 against the Atlanta Braves. In addition, the Nationals' March 29 game at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., against the New York Yankees will be televised.

All afternoon games will be replayed the same day in prime time on MASN HD.

The popular team of play-by-play voice Bob Carpenter and color analyst F.P. Santangelo will again call the action during MASN's spring training broadcasts. Fans can also access all of the most up-to-date Nationals news during spring training by logging onto Dan Kolko's "Nationals Pastime" for around-the-clock coverage at MASNsports.com.

The complete MASN HD spring training schedule for the Nationals is as follows:

* Thursday, Feb. 28 at 6 p.m., New York Mets vs. Nationals
* Friday, March 8 at 1 p.m., St. Louis Cardinals vs. Nationals (replay at 7 p.m.)
* Saturday, March 16 at 6 p.m., Houston Astros vs. Nationals
* Friday, March 22 at 1 p.m., Detroit Tigers vs. Nationals (replay at 7 p.m.)
* Sunday, March 24 at 1 p.m., Atlanta Braves vs. Nationals (replay at 7 p.m.)
* Friday, March 29 at 2 p.m., New York Yankees vs. Nationals at Nationals Park, Washington, D.C. (replay at 7 p.m.)

MASN features every play and every game in crystal-clear high definition, pregame and postgame shows before and after every regular season game, an all-star talent team and comprehensive online coverage at MASNsports.com.

About Mid-Atlantic Sports Network:

Mid-Atlantic Sports Network (MASN) is a regional sports network owned by two Major League Baseball franchises - the Washington Nationals and Baltimore Orioles - and televises every available game of both teams, live and in high-definition. The network is available in a seven-state region, from Harrisburg, Pa., to Charlotte, N.C., on 30 cable, satellite and telcos operators. Since the launch of its full-time, 24/7 schedule in 2006, MASN has televised more than 600 professional and NCAA Division I collegiate events annually. MASN is the official cable network of Georgetown Hoyas basketball, George Mason Patriots basketball, "Big East Game of the Week" in basketball and football, Big South basketball and the BB&T Classic. For more information, please visit www.MASNsports.com.