Welcome to NatsFest!
The gates were supposed to open for season ticket holders at 10 a.m., but they seem to have gotten a head start and are queuing up at the autograph station already. Guess you can't keep a good Nats fan down (or out).
If you're one of the throngs of Nationals fans invading the Gaylord Resort and Convention Center today for the annual mid-winter event, enjoy it to the max. If you happen to see me - I'm in the red MASN jacket, probably the size of a Kolko and a half, sporting a goatee - feel free to introduce yourself.
I'm hearing there's a highly intensified gathering to discuss world events after NatsFest concludes at one of the hotel taverns. Nothing better than talking baseball - er, world events - in the middle of a bone-chilling winter, is there?
MASNsports.com's Dan Kolko and I will have a day's worth of player interviews and a roundup of any and all news that comes out of NatsFest. So stay tuned to our page throughout the day for all the latest.