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Plans for Nats baseball academy move forward (updated)

The D.C. City Council has approved a lease with the Washington Nationals Dream Foundation to build the long-awaited baseball academy at Fort Dupont Park, Mike Henderson of Nats Daily News reports. The measure, which was approved Tuesday, will allow construction and operation of the youth baseball academy on land transferred to the city in June, as well as an opportunity for the District to provide

"How Do You Know" review

I've delayed writing a review of "How Do You Know," the new motion picture starting Owen Wilson as a Nationals reliever, because I'm not sure how to say this in an articulate but kind way - the movie is terrible. Sure, it's worth going just to see Wilson ponder true love in the visiting bullpen while wearing the Curly W, and the season ticket holders

Nats holiday discounts and store hours

From Dec.16 through Dec.23, the Nationals Park Team Store in center field will have special holiday discounts and hours. The store will be open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday leading up to Christmas. Selected items will be discounted at 50 percent and the new Jayson Werth jerseys will be available for purchase. Shoppers can park in Lot C on the corner of 1st

Racing Presidents in "The Nutcracker"

Last week, the Racing Presidents traded in their running shoes for ballet slippers. Teddy, Abe, George and Tom appeared in Septime Webre's The Nutcracker at Warner Theatre. Check out their rehearsal and performance video below:

"How Do You Know" updates

The long-awaited debut of Owen Wilson as a Nationals reliever in "How Do You Know" has finally arrived. The film opens Friday, but some Nationals season ticket holders will be invited to screen the movie on Wednesday evening in Washington, D.C. The team will host a red carpet VIP event to promote the film. In Los Angeles, the real red carpet for the film begins

Odds and ends

A few quick off-the-field news items, and then you can quickly return to our extensive Winter Meetings coverage: Nationals hitting coach Rick Eckstein will donate his kidney to his brother on Wednesday, according to Bill Ladson. Kidney disease runs in the Eckstein family. Rick's brother Ken, who will receive the kidney, had a previous transplant in 1991. Rick and the entire family are huge proponents

A moment of silence

Despite the exciting news yesterday and the optimism that greets us each year at the Winter Meetings, there is a cloud hanging over NatsTown today. This weekend, former Nationals closer Chad Cordero and his wife lost their 3-month-old daughter, Tehya. We are sending condolences to Chad and his family during this very difficult time. Chad was and still is a beloved part of this organization

New 'How Do You Know' Clip Features Nats Fans

A new clip of 'How Do You Know' surfaced today, exclusively on MySpace, featuring a baseball scene from the upcoming James L. Brooks movie with Reese Witherspoon and Owen Wilson. Nationals season ticket holders were invited to sit in as extras during the filming at Nationals Park in 2009 and some familiar faces are clearly visible in this clip. In the one minute segment, Wilson

'How Do You Know' L.A. Premiere (Updated)

Friends and fans have pointed out that Columbia Pictures has scheduled the world premiere of How Do You Know, a romantic comedy featuring Owen Wilson, Reese Witherspoon, Paul Rudd and Jack Nicholson for Monday, Dec. 13th at 7 p.m. the Regency Village Theatre and the Regency Bruin Theatre in Los Angeles. Tickets are available starting at $350, which includes the premiere screening and a private

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