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Nationals seeking anthem performers for 2013 season

Oh, say, do you think you can sing the national anthem before a game at Nationals Park? If so, warm up your vocal chords. The Nationals would like to hear - and hear from - you. Beginning today, the first 50 people who submit their resume (performance or otherwise) to anthem@nationals.com will be invited to auditions at the ballpark on Saturday, March 9. Anthem performers

Weekly Wrap

We're just a day away from the Nationals' Grapefruit League opener. Stephen Strasburg will take the mound for the game, and MASN will keep you updated with the latest news and pictures from spring training. For up-to-the-minute updates, be sure to follow Dan Kolko on Twitter and our Nats account on Instagram. There's been much news to report during the second week of spring training,

Weekly Wrap

Spring training is here, and baseball is back! MASNsports.com's Dan Kolko is in Viera, Fla., keeping you posted with the latest news surrounding the Nationals. Keep checking his blog, and, for minute-by-minute updates, give him a follow on Twitter. Pitcher Gio Gonzalez spoke to reporters Tuesday, addressing the offseason news that linked him to the Miami-area Biogenesis clinic. The hurler announced that he felt he

Weekly Wrap

With spring training just a few days away, this past week was a rather slow one for the Nationals. However, there were a few minor league signings this week, in addition to positive news regarding recoveries from injuries, that made headlines. The Nats' top pick in the 2012 First-Year Player Draft, Lucas Giolito, is recovering from his Tommy John surgery in August, as he has

Nats fan Drew Wildes vies for spot in MLB Fan Cave

"Boom! It happened so fast. All I saw was just red." Ask Nats fan Drew Wildes about his favorite memory from the 2012 season, and he'll answer with that description of Jayson Werth's walk-off home run in Game 4 of the National League Division Series. And now, the 24-year-old is looking to represent that sea of red as he campaigns to become a member of

Virginia native Katie Gregerson looks to represent Nats fans in MLB Fan Cave

For prospective MLB Fan Cave Dweller Katie Gregerson, baseball is more than a game. The sport completely captured the attention of the 24-year-old freelance writer and copy editor last season, when the world watched the Nats make the postseason for the first time. "Last season, baseball brought me so much joy and made me forget about all the other things going on in my life,"

Keith Law ranks Nats' farm system 21st in major leagues

Given his druthers, Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo would prefer to build his club the old-fashioned way: through effective scouting and a well-honed farm system. But trades for the past two offseasons that yielded the Nats left-hander Gio Gonzalez from the A's and center fielder Denard Span from the Twins have left the Nats' farm system a tad barren past a handful of top prospects.

Ted Leavengood: Heart and soul

Nick Johnson finally hung up the spikes this week, according to MLBTradeRumors.com. Only 34, Johnson will be remembered as the backbone of the first Nationals team in 2005, and to those of us who wore his name proudly on the back of our first Nationals jerseys, he was the heart and soul of that team. The article highlights Johnson's ability to get on base, his

Weekly Wrap

If you attended this year's NatsFest, you were able to hear the latest offseason news and see your favorite Nationals players. Take a look at our albums here. At the event, we found out that Danny Espinosa played with a torn rotator cuff last season and that Bryce Harper declined an invitation to play for Team USA in the World Baseball Classic. Also, at NatsFest,

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