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Throwback Thursday: A walk-off homer for Thanksgiving

Everyone has Thanksgiving traditions, and for most families, those include sitting around the television watching football. On a day where football takes center stage, I thought we’d throw it back to a moment that reminds us of our love and passion for baseball. What better way to do so than with a walk-off home run? With the Nationals holding onto hope in the playoff race,

Lo Duca on Hall of Fame ballot for first time, Raines again faces uphill battle

Another Hall of Fame ballot, another smattering of former Nationals and Expos who will likely be on the outside looking in when results of balloting of Baseball Writers’ Association of America members is announced Jan. 8. Among the 19 new candidates, there is only one ex-National: catcher Paul Lo Duca, who played 46 games in a Washington uniform in 2008 before being released. Lo Duca,

Weekly Wrap: The 40-man roster and new hires

The baseball world was rocked this week by a huge trade. The Tigers sent Prince Fielder and $30 million to the Rangers for Ian Kinsler. What offseason? While the blockbuster trade dominated national headlines, the Nationals were busy filling vacancies and finalizing their 40-man roster this week. The Nats brought in a familiar face as their new third-base coach. Bob Henley, who has been with

Throwback Thursday: Three home runs, one ballgame

With six seasons of hitting 20 or more home runs and two Silver Slugger Awards, Ryan Zimmerman is no stranger when it comes to hitting balls out of the park. On a spring evening in Baltimore, Zimmerman proved just how powerful he is by crushing three different pitches to three different parts of the ballpark. Relive the excitement of Zimmerman’s first career three-homer game in

Nationals seeking new in-game video host

If you’ve ever stared up at the giant video board at Nationals Park during a game, seen the in-game video host running a contest or trying to engage fans and thought, “Gee, I could do that,” the Nationals may want to talk to you. The Nats are commencing a casting call for a new in-game video host and, providing you have an effusive personality, have

Fan challenge winners take down Ryan Zimmerman in Xbox battle

While fan challenge winners Brady Doyle and Bella Ronca may not be able to snag line drives or smash home runs as well as Ryan Zimmerman, they proved that that they could take down the Nationals third baseman in an Xbox battle. Thanks to MASN’s annual fan challenge, the duo had the opportunity to meet Zimmerman and take him on in a game of MLB

Weekly Wrap: Vacancies emerge in Nationals organization

With the offseason comes trade rumors, waiver news and coaching staff shakeups. The Nationals have experienced all three this week. Both Trent Jewett and Roy Clark left the Nats organization this week to pursue different opportunities. Clark, the Nats’ former assistant general manager and vice president of player personnel, has joined the Dodgers, and former third base coach Jewett is now the bench coach of

Throwback Thursday: Ramos enjoys a festive Fourth

The Fourth of July at Nationals Park is one of the best days of the season. I mean, what better way to celebrate our nation than watching the Nationals play the national pastime in our nation’s capital? This year, in addition to the holiday, the Fourth was made even more special with the return of Wilson Ramos. After missing most of 2012 with a knee

Tweeting his way to a hitting lesson with Ryan Zimmerman

During the 2013 season, we gave Nationals fans the chance to earn points for interacting with us on social media through our “Touch ‘Em All” social rewards program. The top 10 finalists would have the chance to meet Ryan Zimmerman, with one lucky fan being selected to win a private hitting lesson with the third baseman. Fingers flew over keyboards, Instagam pictures were posted and

Weekly Wrap: Williams takes over, Desmond continues to shine on national stage

Although the offseason is in full swing, the Nationals have continued to make national headlines with the hiring of a new manager and a shortstop being recognized for his bat. While the Nats had been expected to hire Matt Williams, he was officially introduced last Friday. On Wednesday, Ian Desmond was honored with his second consecutive Silver Slugger Award. While those were the biggest stories

Throwback Thursday: An extra-special slam

Yesterday, Ian Desmond was awarded his second straight Silver Slugger. In honor of the slugger’s solid season at the plate, we’re takin’ it back to one of his most memorable at-bats of the season. With the game tied in the 11th against the Phillies, Desmond stepped to the plate with the bases loaded. Relive Desi’s extra-special slam below and check back every Thursday for more

Weekly Wrap: Matt Williams named Nats manager

The Boston Red Sox are 2013 World Series champions, and with another season wrapping up Wednesday, the Nationals officially announced that Matt Williams is their new manager. The official statement came from the Nationals on Thursday morning. With the announcement came the news that Randy Knorr would be continuing his role as bench coach. In case you missed the news, we’ll have you covered here

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