It may be in the 50s today, but here's something guaranteed to create some additional warm feelings in NatsTown: the Nationals' 2012 spring training broadcast schedule on MASN.
Seven Nationals Grapefruit League games will be televised on MASN's dedicated high-definition channel, MASN HD, beginning with a Sunday, March 4 game from Space Coast Stadium in Viera, Fla., against the Houston Astros. All afternoon games will be replayed the same day in prime time on MASN HD.
* Sunday, March 4 at 1 p.m., Houston Astros vs. Nationals
* Tuesday, March 13 at 6 p.m. Detroit Tigers vs. Nationals
* Thursday, March 15 at 1 p.m., New York Yankees vs. Nationals
* Wednesday, March 21 at 1 p.m., Atlanta Braves vs. Nationals
* Saturday, March 24 at 1 p.m., Nationals at Baltimore Orioles
* Friday, March 30 at 6 p.m., Miami Marlins vs. Nationals
* Tuesday, April 3 at 3 p.m., Boston Red Sox vs. Nationals at Nationals Park
The game against the Orioles is an addition to the Nationals' spring training lineup and will feature the O's broadcast team. The other six games will have the popularNationals tandem of play-by-play voice Bob Carpenter and color analyst F.P. Santangelo in the booth, calling the action. Aside from the Nats-O's game from Sarasota, Fla., and the April 3 contest at Nationals Park, all other spring training broadcasts will emanate from Space Coast Stadium, the Nationals' spring training home.
Update: In addition to the MASN TV schedule, the Nationals have announced that another 10 spring training games will be broadcast on radio - nine on 106.7 The Fan and one on WNEW, 1580 A.M. Charlie Slowes and Dave Jageler will return to the radio booth for their seventh consecutive season together as the Nationals' voices.
Here is the complete Nationals radio schedule for spring training:
* March 3, Nationals at Astros, 1:05 p.m.,106.7 The Fan
* March 4, Astros at Nationals, 1:05 p.m., 106.7 The Fan
* March 5, Nationals at Mets, 6:10 p.m. 106.7 The Fan
* March 14, Nationals at Braves, 6:05 p.m.,106.7 The Fan
* March 15, Yankees at Nationals, 1:05 p.m., WNEW, 1580 AM
* March 17, Marlins at Nationals, 1:05 p.m., 106.7 The Fan
* March 18, Tigers at Nationals, 1:05 p.m., 106.7 The Fan
* March 24, Nationals at Orioles, 1:05 p.m., 106.7 The Fan
* March 25, Mets at Nationals, 1:05 p.m., 106.7 The Fan
* April 3, Red Sox at Nationals at Nationals Park, 3:05 p.m., 106.7 The Fan