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Vote on Clippard's entrance song

Nationals reliever Tyler Clippard has taken to Twitter to poll fans on his entrance song for this season. Though Clippard hasn't started tweeting yet, teammate Drew Storen is spreading the word on his Twitter account and encouraging fans to vote in the poll. Your choices: The beloved "Peaches" tune by Presidents of the U.S.A., which Clippard used last season, or The Fugees' classic, "Ready Or

Looking for Viera suggestions

In the past few years, I've posted my recommendations for travelers heading to sunny Viera, Fla. More recently, MASNsports.com's Ben Goessling offered his suggestions, too (good reading because he's the spring training pro). But I want to hear from you. Many of you have been to Nationals spring training many times. Some of you have already returned from your first trip this season. Where do

It all begins today

A full season of summer friends, peanuts and Cracker Jacks and the highs and lows of Nationals baseball is now upon us. Whether you're excited, optimistic or cautious about the season, we can all agree that it's time to get rolling and start playing real, live Nationals baseball games. With that in mind, here's a list of television games for the Nationals this spring, including

Lerners hope to break ground on new urban baseball academy in May

It was a dream that always seemed far off into the future - an obscure plan to host an urban youth baseball development academy in the nation's capital. That day is arriving, or will be arriving soon, and the Washington Nationals Dream Foundation is busy moving forward at a frenzied pace after overcoming complex bureaucratic obstacles. It's something the Lerner family has poured its hearts

Werth and Desmond bobbleheads among 2011 promotions

On Friday, the Nationals released a list of new promotions for the 2011 season. Of course, the most exciting additions are Jayson Werth and Ian Desmond collectible bobbleheads. Werth will be honored with his very first Nationals bobblehead on Saturday, July 30, against the Mets. Desmond's first bobblehead will be given out on Saturday, Aug. 20 against the Phillies. The bobbleheads are a PNC Bank

NatsFest details announced

The Nationals have now officially announced that NatsFest will take place between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. on March 30. Fans will have an opportunity to watch the Nationals practice, meet players and coaches, take photos with Ryan Zimmerman's Silver Slugger award, visit MASN's interactive area and race against the GEICO Racing Presidents. There will also be a special Kids Zone with a bounce house,

A few good women

Do you know a woman who has gone to bat against breast cancer? Major League Baseball and Susan G. Komen for the Cure are again teaming up to honor and celebrate extraordinary women across the country who have battled breast cancer. To enter, fans can submit stories about how they've battled or overcome breast cancer. You can also sort through the inspiring stories and vote

Win a trip to spring training

What could be better than winning round-trip airfare and a two-night hotel stay to catch Nationals spring training in Viera, Fla.? What if you also won a behind-the-scenes tour, a meet-and-greet with Nationals players and an opportunity to take on-field batting practice? DC101 and Miller Lite have teamed up to send one lucky Nationals fan on a VIP trip to Florida from March 25-27. To

More Nats ticket plans available

If full season or half season plans are too much, but you still want guaranteed tickets for a few Nationals games this season, the Nationals have more options available. In addition to the three mini-plans released last week, the Nationals will now offer five Grand Slam Flex Plans for the 2011 season. These packages, which start at $60, allow fans to select four games from

New Nats mini-plans on sale

The Nationals have announced a new lineup of ticket mini-plans for fans to purchase this season. Each plan features one free game. The brand new Manager's Plan offers 15 games for the price of 14. The best part is that fans can create their own lineup of favorite games through this plan, which includes opening day, interleague games and games against National League East rivals.

So you want to be a Racing President?

It's time for the main event - the Geico Presidents Race. The Nationals are now accepting applicants for Racing Presidents for the 2011 season. Auditions will occur, appropriately enough, over President's Day Weekend. To be eligible, applicants must fulfill the following requirements: * Measure between 5-foot-7 and 6-foot-6 in height * Possess the ability to run from center field to home plate (approximately 200 yards)

Surprise Valentine's Day visits from Screech and Uncle Slam

"Love is the most important thing in the world, but baseball is pretty good, too," a child once said. Does your boyfriend, girlfriend, husband, wife or partner love baseball? If so, surprise your beloved this Valentine's Day with a special visit from Nationals mascot Screech or the Single-A Potomac Nationals' Uncle Slam. Screech is available for a five minute surprise appearance in which he'll deliver

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