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Nyjer’s Pilates Workout

So, you’re looking for a New Year’s resolution? Something you can stick with throughout 2010? Here’s a helpful tip from Nats center fielder Nyjer Morgan: Pilates. Morgan began incorporating Pilates into his workout routine during the 2009 season and he quickly became a huge fan of the program. “I really can’t tell you why,” said Morgan. “The stretching...it helps you use your core. It’s relaxing.”

Zimmerman Hosts New Year’s Bash

Ryan Zimmerman is teaming up with Chris Cooley of the Redskins to host a memorable New Year’s Eve Party on Thursday evening at George in Georgetown. Here’s hoping the new year brings better luck for both of their teams. Other VIPs bringing in the New Year with Zimmerman and Cooley include Bill Dean, Brendan Harris, Brendan Sullivan, Reed Landry, Hunter Campbell and David Chung. Tickets

Strasburg to work with Topps

Topps announced today that Nationals prospect Stephen Strasburg has inked an exclusive deal granting the card manufacturer exclusive rights to his autographed cards, game-used memorabilia cards and a special line of autographed memorabilia. Topps will also be permitted to use Strasburg’s image for advertising. The agreement is Strasburg’s first major endorsement. “I can’t wait to see myself in uniform on my first Topps card,” said

NatsFest and Winter Caravan Dates Set

This should warm your heart in anticipation of that big winter storm headed our way. The Nationals are busy planning for their annual Winter Caravan and NatsFest. We’ll know more details after the new year, but for now, mark your calendars for Wednesday, January 27 through Sunday, January 31st. Meet-and-Greets, autograph signings and community appearances are scheduled throughout the greater D.C. metro area for the

Chat with GM Mike Rizzo

Got a question for Mike Rizzo? Something you’d like to hear directly from the general manager? Maybe a suggestion, compliment or concern? Tomorrow, you’ll get your chance. General manager Mike Rizzo will be chatting with fans online at noon. Fans will need an MLB.com online account to log into the chat. Perhaps he’ll be asked about Aroldis Chapman’s workout, the team’s strategy with free agents,

Lannan, Maxwell Spread Holiday Cheer

On Saturday morning, over 120 children from the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Washington (BGCGW) gathered at ESPN Zone for a special holiday treat from the Washington Nationals. John Lannan, Justin Maxwell and the one and only Screech met the children for the Nationals 4th annual holiday party with BGCGW. Lannan and Maxwell distributed gifts and Screech dolls, signed autographs, mingled and answered baseball

Tis the Season for Giving Back

With holiday spirit, Nationals front office staff and players will give back to the community this weekend at two special events geared toward those in need. On Thursday and Friday, Nationals employees will help with the refurbishment of Unity Health Care’s Southwest Health Center as part of the Washington Nationals Dream Foundation’s continued partnership with Rebuilding Together DC. Together, as a team, they will make

In a Florida state of mind

It may be December, but it’s nearly 60 degrees in Washington, D.C. today, which means it’s time to start thinking about spring training. In 78 short days, pitchers and catchers report to Space Coast Stadium in Viera, FL to begin preparing for a better 2010 season. Early-bird fans may arrive for scheduled practice days, which last through March 5th. This is a great time to

Balester and Lannan Race to 500 Followers on Twitter

You may have already heard, but Nationals pitchers Collin Balester and John Lannan both recently joined Twitter. On Tuesday afternoon, they began a race toward 500 followers on the popular social networking platform. Balester, aka @BallyStar40, joined a week ago and has the early lead with 267 followers. Newcomer Lannan, aka @JLannan31, began tweeting on Tuesday and already has 179 followers. The race has prompted

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