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Weekly Wrap: Spring training games under way

Spring training games start today! The lineup was already posted Wednesday, with Taylor Jordan penciled in to start. On Sunday, the Nationals will play their first televised game, so be sure to tune in to MASN HD! You can see the full spring training broadcast schedule here. While we were waiting around for actual games, there was a lot of news coming out of Nats

Throwback Thursday: Stras’ supreme shutout

Entering the 2014 season, the Nationals have one of the best rotations in baseball. Stephen Strasburg, Gio Gonzalez and Jordan Zimmermann are returning for their third season together at the top of the Nats rotation. Mike Rizzo acquired Doug Fister in the offseason to add even more strength behind the strong 1-2-3 punch. And finally, behind all of that talent, the competition to be the

For Nats-O’s interleague games, no more combined MASN broadcast teams

It’s more than four months before the Nationals and Orioles will meet in four days of interleague action. But when those games occur - at Nationals Park on July 7-8, and 35 miles up the Baltimore-Washington Parkway at Camden Yards on July 9-10 - viewers on MASN will notice a major change. MASN is eliminating the combined broadcast booth featuring talent from both the Nationals

Nationals Chatter: Praise for Fister and Williams, spring training facility update and more

Spring is (almost) in the air. That tease of warm weather we had last week was cruel and unusual punishment, Mother Nature. It got me in the mood to go to a baseball game, but instead we’re dealing with frigid temperatures. How many more days until opening day? With the Nationals officially in the second week of spring training, several national outlets made a trip

Weekly Wrap: Full workouts under way

Following the lead of pitchers, all position players reported to Viera, Fla, this week, giving the Nationals a full camp. It’s been a long winter, and nothing helps me get over the winter blues like baseball. Workouts are under way, meaning that there is a lot of news for Dan Kolko to report from sunny Florida. New manager Matt Williams has gotten his first look

Nationals Chatter: Searching for a new spring training complex, use of a drone and fantasy outlook

Ah, springtime has arrived. Well, not here in the D.C. area, but in Viera, Fla. The Nationals began spring training last week, giving us baseball in our lives once again. Several publications have written about the Nationals over the last week. Read below for a national roundup. * The Nationals’ search for a new spring training home as taken another turn. The Nats have asked

Report: Nationals interested in Palm Beach County for new spring HQ

The Nationals’ search for a new spring training facility has led them to a new locale. According to this tweet from MLB.com’s Brian McTaggart, the Astros have met with the Nationals about the possibility of sharing a new two-team spring training facility in Palm Beach County. This isn’t the first time the Astros and Nationals have been linked as possible partners in a new spring

Harper faces Kershaw in #FaceofMLB

In his quest to become the #FaceofMLB, Nationals left fielder Bryce Harper needs your help. Harper destroyed Brewers’ right fielder Ryan Braun in the first round of voting, by a margin of 91 percent to 9 percent. In the second round of voting, the competition is a bit tougher. Harper now faces Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw in the MLB Network-sponsored contest. How can you help

Weekly Wrap: Back to Viera

Guess what? Baseball’s back! If you live in the D.C. region (or pretty much anywhere on the East Coast,) your mind may be on snow and ice versus summer nights and baseball. However, as we’re stuck in the cold weather, the Nationals (and our Dan Kolko) are soaking up the spring training weather. Before spring training started, Tyler Clippard and the Nationals reached an agreement,

Let It snow: Fans show Natitude in the snowstorm

Is this the longest winter ever? I’m going to go with yes. Even though the snow is absolutely beautiful, I am ready for warm weather and baseball at Nats Park. While I was longing for summer nights, some Nationals fans were out in the snow, dreaming up and creating Nats-themed snowmen. If you created an Nats-themed snowman, be sure to tweet or Instagram it with

Throwback Thursday: Roark’s dominance

Last season, Tanner Roark emerged as a force to be reckoned with. As someone who came into 2013 unheralded, Roark enters spring training today competing for a chance to be a part of the Nationals rotation. After making his major league debut on Aug. 7, Roark appeared in 14 games, finishing with a 7-1 record and a 1.51 ERA. The video below highlights one of

Happy spring training: Enter to win a signed Drew Storen baseball

Pitchers and catchers report today, meaning baseball is back! We know that you’re excited to watch a strengthened Nationals roster take the field in Viera Fla., and - in less than two months - in D.C. While we wait, we’re giving our social media fans a chance to win a signed Drew Storen baseball. You can enter below. When prompted, be sure to share this

Nationals Chatter: Williams profile, Fister compares rotations, Johnson to meet family friend

“Tomorrow! Tomorrow! I love you tomorrow!” Excuse my willingness to quote the musical “Annie,” but baseball will be back tomorrow. Nationals pitchers and catchers are set to report to spring training tomorrow. Baseball is back. Here are a few stories involving the Nationals over the last few days. * USA TODAY’s Paul White wrote an in-depth feature on how new technological analytics have changed the

#FeelGoodFriday: MASN showcasing inspiring sports stories

There are so many reasons why I love sports. Growing up, playing sports was such an amazing experience, teaching me the meaning of teamwork and bringing me so many friends. Then, as I grew out of playing sports every day, I realized how strong of an impact watching sports can have on a person’s life. While athletes’ drive, determination and talent are inspirational on their

MASN adds March 29 home exhibition game to spring training broadcast schedule

MASN has added the Nationals’ March 29 home exhibition game against the Detroit Tigers to its spring training broadcast schedule, bringing to seven the number of spring training games that will be broadcast on MASN HD. The Tigers come to Nationals Park for a 2 p.m. game on Saturday, March 29, the Nats’ last game before their March 31 season opener against the Mets at

Weekly Wrap: Almost to Viera

Heard there was a big sporting event this past week? I’m kidding - of course, I watched the Super Bowl on Sunday, and as many have said, I found it really hard to get into. I’m sure I’d be thrilled if I were a Seahawks fan. However, at the end of the game, only one thing had me really excited, and that’s that baseball is

Throwback Thursday: The presidents’ surprise near the finish line

We’re less than two months from the Nats’ home opener. That means we are less than two months away from witnessing home runs, enjoying ballpark food and most importantly, watching the Presidents Race. OK, maybe it’s not the most important aspect of Nationals home games, but it is a staple at Nats Park. Every game, before the bottom of the fourth inning, George, Abe, Tom,

Nationals Chatter: Spring training site in limbo, plus Blevins and Stammen reunite and more

Eight days. Eight days are all that remain of a baseball-less offseason. That’s right, pitchers and catchers report next Thursday. As we approach the final week of the offseason, let’s take a look at what others are saying about the Nats. * The Nationals’ spring training facility saga took another turn this past week. The Nationals have been linked to Fort Myers’ stadium as a

Developer pulls out of plan to rehab Fort Myers stadium for Nats spring training

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: The Nationals’ plan to move their spring training base to Fort Myers is in jeopardy. This time, the Nats’ hopes of becoming the third major league club to train in Fort Myers were dealt a blow because the developer the team and the city hoped would foot the bill for renovations at City of Palms Park has

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