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Balester participates in TwitChange campaign

Professional athletes and celebrities including Nationals pitcher Collin Balester have teamed up with TwitChange, an online organizing and fundraising service to raise money for Operation Once in a Lifetime. The TwitChange campaign is led by Steelers safety Troy Polamalu, who recruited dozens of fellow athletes and celebrities on Twitter to join his cause. From today through Feb. 5, fans can bid on Twitter-inspired auctions featuring

Spring training tickets on sale Saturday at 10 a.m.

Sick of staring at the piles of snow, fallen trees and slushy roads? Wouldn't you rather be enjoying Florida's sunny beaches or catching rays at a Nationals spring training game? On Saturday morning, you can book your flight, get your tickets and start imagining warmer temperatures. Nationals spring training tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. You won't want to miss any of the action

Nats offer presale for spring training tickets

On Monday, the Nationals will open up spring training ticket sales to fans who've registered to receive "Nationals Insider" e-mail updates. The opportunity allows fans to purchase spring training tickets a week before the general public. The presale starts on Monday, Jan. 24 at 10 a.m. and ends on Wednesday, Jan. 26 at noon. A limited number of tickets for the March 12 game against

Nat Pack tryouts for 2011 under way

Think you've got what it takes to be a member of the 2011 Nat Pack, the energetic band of baseball-minded entertainers who whip up the crowd at Nationals Park into a frenzy and represent the guys with the curly Ws on their caps at events in and around the District? Well, if so, the Nationals want you. The Nationals are now accepting applications for the

NatsFest scheduled for March 30 (updated)

The Washington Nationals have announced that the third annual NatsFest will take place on Wednesday, March 30. In previous years, the Nationals hosted a winter caravan leading up to NatsFest in late January, but they are trying a new approach in 2011. The event is on a Wednesday, though the team believes fan participation will be higher than ever. "Through this event, we hope to

Nats owners impressed with Ted Leonsis

Speaking at a Washington Post breakfast forum sports business featuring the owners of area teams Tuesday morning, Washington Nationals principal owners Robert Tanenbaum and Marla Lerner Tanenbaum discussed the challenges of owning and developing a baseball team in the nation's capital. Joined by Redskins owners Dan Snyder, Capitals owner Ted Leonsis and D.C. United owner Will Chang, the group fielded questions from the Post's Mary

Local SABR event scheduled for Jan. 29

The 37th annual meeting of the Bob Davids Chapter of the Society of American Baseball Research (SABR) will be held at the Holiday Inn Rossyln at the Key Bridge on Saturday, Jan.29 from 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Guests and non-members are invited to attend. The cost is $32 and includes a lunch buffet. The day-long event will include baseball trivia, elections of officers, networking, speakers, baseball

Tanenbaums to speak at sports business forum

On Tuesday, Jan.11, The Washington Post will host "Scoring Big: The Business of Sports," a breakfast forum featuring local sports executives. Nationals owners Robert Tanenbaum and Marla Lerner Tanenbaum are scheduled to participate in the event. Other participants include Redskins owners Dan Snyder, Capitals owner Ted Leonsis and D.C. United owner Will Chang. Mary Jordan, editor of Washington Post Live, will moderate the conversation. The

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