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Road Trip Idea: Altoona

After Monday's announcement that Stephen Strasburg will make his debut with the Harrisburg Senators on Sunday, April 11th against the Altoona Curve, I imagine that many of you went searching for tickets. And if you haven't already, you should! The Nats will be out of town and Altoona is just three hours from Washington D.C. -- a perfect Sunday drive to see the star prospect

Where at Nats Park? (Updated)

This will be the final Where at Nats Park contest before the regular season starts, so I will come up with a tally at the end of this week with where everybody stands through the offseason. We'll kick off the next round of the game next week for Opening Day. Can you guess where at Nats Park this picture was taken? Be sure to keep

Obama on Opening Day

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of U.S. presidents tossing the ceremonial first pitch on Opening Day, President Barack Obama will attend the Nationals home opener on Monday, April 5th against the Philadelphia Phillies at 1:05 p.m. It will be the 48th time a President has thrown the ceremonial pitch in Washington D.C. The tradition began back in 1910 when William Howard Taft tossed the first

Nats Buzz Fantasy Baseball

It's that time again...time to heal the wound of an embarrassing March Madness bracket, to try that new strategy you've been thinking about all winter or to just begin learning about baseball from a business perspective. You know that Opening Day is just around the corner when your inbox fills up with Fantasy Baseball invitations. But MASN's contest is one you definitely don't want to

MASN Launches in Central PA

Great news for Nationals fans in the Harrisburg, Lebanon, Elizabethtown, Hershey, Millersburg and Lykens areas of Pennsylvania. MASN announced today that it will launch all four MASN channels just in time for Opening Day in parts of central PA. Nationals fans living in these areas will finally get to watch Nats games on television, as well as Nats Xtra before and after games, and all

Where at Nats Park? (Updated)

Two more weeks! Can you believe how fast it went? We are just fourteen days away from peanuts, cracker jack, Teddy, Bang! Zoom! and Half Smokes. Who's ready? This week's challenge: Good luck! I'll post the answer on Wednesday! Update: Many correct answers this week. It is indeed a shot of the bike racks outside of the ballpark. Did you know that in addition to

Citizens of NatsTown

You've been there through the memorable wins and painful losses. You remember every detail of the walk-off celebrations, rookie debuts and even last year's draft signing deadline. Now, you can become an official citizen of NatsTown. The Nationals are selling a NatsTown Fan Club package for $19.95 which includes some pretty great features for this season including: • Official Citizen of NatsTown Fan Club Membership

Elephants, Cavemen and March Madness

A few quick notes: The Racing Presidents participated in Tuesday's Elephant Walk through the District to celebrate the arrival of the Ringling Bros. Barnum and Bailey Circus. Abe, George, Tom and Teddy joined the event for the first time. Mike Rizzo started a blog at MASNsports.com. Make sure to check it out and leave him some questions. Tonight's game featuring Stephen Strasburg can be heard

Eagles at Nationals Park

On Tuesday, June 15th, Screech won't be the only eagle hanging out at Nationals Park. The Eagles, who released many hits including "Hotel California," "Desperado," and "Life In The Fast Lane," will perform at Nationals Park. The group has won six Grammy awards and sold over 120 million albums worldwide. The Eagles will be joined by special guests Keith Urban and the Dixie Chicks. Both

Strasburg Chat on Wednesday

I think that St. Patrick would be happy that "Jeeeeeesus," as he's called by Tony Plush will be chatting with fans online on Wednesday afternoon. Fans can chat with superstar prospect Stephen Strasburg at 12:30 p.m. and can begin submitting questions at 10 a.m. before the chat begins. You must register as a Nationals Insider to participate in the chat.

Where at Nats Park? (Updated)

Three more weeks until Opening Day. Doesn't that sound great? Come April, I'm going to have to work extra hard to try to trick you during homestands. So, I figured I'd try a tough one this week. Take your best guess! Hints on Tuesday if you need them and answers posted on Wednesday. Updated: It is the the larger than life GEICO gecko in the

Random thoughts from Viera (Updated)

Greetings from Florida. I suppose you'd call this a working vacation and I've been trying to find that perfect balance during my trip to Viera this week. It is tougher than it seems. Sure it's lots of baseball, lots of sunshine (finally) and lots of fun, but never forget how hard these writers work! It has been a blast checking in with our MASN folks

Bloggin' in the Rain

Greetings from rainy, windy Cocoa Beach. The local weather guys keep reminding us about tornado warnings and 80 MPH wind gusts. It hasn't let up all day. So much for fun in the sun. I hope to have more interesting things to blog about when baseball resumes (hopefully tomorrow). Remember, that game is scheduled to be on MASN and MASN HD at 1 p.m. Two

Happy Strasburg Day

Just a reminder (as if you need it), to tune in to MASN and MASN HD at 1 p.m. for Stephen Strasburg's spring training debut. Bob Carpenter, Rob Dibble and Debbi Taylor will bring you all the action straight from Space Coast Stadium. MASN will also replay the game at 7 p.m. Nationally, the game will be available on MLB Network and MLB.TV. While you're

Where at Nats Park (Updated)

What a beautiful day in NatsTown. Are you ready for some Nationals baseball on MASN tomorrow? Don't forget that coverage of Stephen Strasburg's spring training debut begins on Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. on MASN and MASN HD. By the way, did you catch the Strasburg feature story on CBS News this weekend? Check it out here! This week's contest: Remember, I'll hide the correct answers

Think Pink

Cherry Blossoms: It's too bad those cherry blossoms in left field can't bloom all summer. Luckily, they do arrive just in time for Opening Day. This year, the Nationals will partner with the National Cherry Blossom Festival to celebrate the annual two-week DC festival and commemorate 98th anniversary of the 1912 gift of cherry blossom trees from Japan. "The blooming of the cherry blossoms and

One More Week

In just seven days, I'll be packing my bags and heading to Viera, FL to take in the sights and sounds of spring training. I hope it warms up! It will be my third trip to Nationals spring training camp, so I've learned my way around a bit, but I'm as excited as ever. I even earned a free voucher to Walt Disney World from

Where at Nats Park (Updated)

First, a few reminders: Single game tickets go on sale today at 10 a.m. Ballpark tours have resumed. Proceeds benefit the Washington Nationals Dream Foundation. Ben Goessling is chatting tonight right here on MASNsports.com. MASN is televising Stephen Strasburg's spring training debut on March 9. And now for the weekly Where at Nats Park challenge... I apologize for the delay this week. I was feeling

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