“MASN All Access” to have live daily coverage at start of Nats spring training

It is finally time. The sun is shining and the tank is clean. Baseball is back. Nationals pitchers and catchers are set to report to The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches on Wednesday, Feb. 14, and if you can’t make it down to beautiful West Palm Beach, don’t worry, “MASN All Access” is bringing it to you. We’ll have daily shows on Facebook Live ... read more

#TBT to “Nationals Classics”: Murphy has career night in rout of Cardinals

Daniel Murphy, runner-up for the 2016 National League MVP, silenced critics early in the 2017 campaign when he hit safely in the first 10 games of the season with a .444/.457/.711 slash line. At the time, his 10 games were tied for the longest streak in the majors in 2017 and it was the longest such streak to start a season in his career. We ... read more

Help Ben’s Chili Bowl half-smoke win online stadium food poll

Pity the poor pre-2008 baseball fans who never had the opportunity to chow down on a Ben’s Chili Bowl half-smoke at Nationals Park. Nothing wrong with the old traditional ballpark hot dog, mind you. But there’s something magical about the smoky, meaty goodness of a half-smoke during a ballgame on South Capitol Street. Go ahead, try to make sure all of the accompanying chili makes ... read more

#TBT to “Nationals Classics”: Zimmerman has huge day in rout of Marlins

If you needed something to distract you from this week’s bone-chilling weather and Redskins news, we’ve got you, fam - Nationals pitchers and catchers reporting is just a baker’s dozen days away! After you look up flights to West Palm Beach, read up on one of the many curly W’s from MASN play-by-play announcer Bob Carpenter’s 2017 scorebook: 10 for Gio and the Nats! Monster ... read more

Werth to be in gallery at State of the Union address

When the television cameras pan the crowd at tomorrow night’s State of the Union address by President Donald J. Trump, don’t be surprised if you see a certain bearded former Nationals outfielder who’s more than a little legendary in these parts. And the reason for his invitation to sit in the gallery at the once-a-year speech has nothing at all to do with his baseball ... read more

#TBT to “Nationals Classics”: Jackson helps Nats salvage nightcap of doubleheader

The major league hot stove has been ice cold so far this offseason. There are still plenty of big-name free agents available on the board with spring training less than three weeks away. Although the Nationals never figured to play a huge role in the free agent market this offseason, they have made a couple of re-signings to at least make this winter not completely ... read more

#TBT to “Nationals Classics”: Gonzalez shuts down Brew Crew at home

What more can be said about the season Gio Gonzalez had in 2017? The Nationals left-hander posted one of the best seasons of his career and one of the most consistent in all of baseball last year. He finished the year 15-9 with a 2.96 ERA (the second-best of his career) and continued to prove his durability by amassing 201 innings in 32 starts. The ... read more

Mark Zuckerman named D.C. Sportswriter of the Year

MASNsports.com Nationals beat writer Mark Zuckerman has been named as the Sportswriter of the Year for Washington, D.C., by the National Sports Media Association. Zuckerman, who joined MASNsports.com in 2016, will be honored at the 59th annual NSMA Awards Weekend in Winston-Salem, N.C., from June 23-25. He’s a first-time winner of the award, which is voted on by other D.C.-based sportswriters. “This is definitely unexpected,” ... read more