John Angelos joins MPT's "Direct Connection"

John Angelos joins MPT's "Direct Connection"
As president and chief operating officer of MASN and executive vice president of the Orioles, John Angelos is used to working with the behind-the-scenes mechanisms of a television program. But on Monday, Oct. 31, he flipped his view of television when he joined Jeff Salkin on Maryland Public Television's "Direct Connection." Angelos and Salkin discussed a variety of topics during the 27-minute segment, including the current state of the Orioles heading into the offseason, the business side...
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Relive "Nationals Classics": Pinch-hit walk-offs and opening day stars

Relive "Nationals Classics": Pinch-hit walk-offs and opening day stars
The baseball season will officially end this week when either the Indians or Cubs end their respective longstanding World Series championship drought. Whether that happens on Tuesday or Wednesday night remains to be seen, but nonetheless, the offseason looms and the countdown to pitchers and catchers reporting will begin. Lucky for you, the diehard Nationals fan who just wants baseball year-round, MASN is giving you the chance to relive classic Nats moments without needing any of those member...
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Big no-no: Scherzer's wife throws away no-hitter jersey

Big no-no: Scherzer's wife throws away no-hitter jersey
Unfortunately, it's officially the offseason for the Nationals. As we watch the Cubs and Indians go head-to-head in the World Series, we are left to sit back and wonder what could have been. But for the players, it's time to get some things in order that they couldn't take care of during the season. Things like resting some nagging injuries, visiting friends and family, and even a little house cleaning. Well, one National's wife accidentally took the house cleaning a little too far. On...
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District 34 podcast: NLDS Game 5 preview

District 34 podcast: NLDS Game 5 preview
It all comes down to this: Game 5 of the National League Division Series between the Nationals and Dodgers. The winner-take-all game doesn't start until 8 p.m. at Nats Park, so Byron Kerr and I have a preview episode of the District 34 podcast to get you ready for tonight's showdown. With a chance to advance to face the Cubs in the NLCS, the Nationals need just one more over the Dodgers after splitting the first four games of this series. So how did we get here? What have the Nationals done...
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It's Ross vs. Kershaw in Game 4

It's Ross vs. Kershaw in Game 4
We now know who will take the mound for Game 4 of the National League Division Series between the Nationals and Dodgers, set to begin at 5:05 p.m. EDT. Dusty Baker will send out right-hander Joe Ross for his first career postseason start, while Dave Roberts will call upon left-hander Clayton Kershaw on short rest and facing elimination. The Nationals' 8-3 win in Game 3 on Monday not only gave them a 2-1 edge in the best-of-five series, but also gave them flexibility in setting their rotation...
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Nats fans respond to team's pleas with electric postseason crowd

Nats fans respond to team's pleas with electric postseason crowd
Come early. Wear red. Be loud. Stay for the whole game. That was the message the Nationals and some in the local media were trying to get across to fans before the National League Division Series against the Dodgers began Friday in D.C. Message received. Nationals fans were out in full force for Game 1 at Nats Park, and although the Dodgers jumped out to an early lead and won the game 4-3, the stadium was electric throughout, with fans standing and being loud from the start. And the Nationals...
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Orioles claim left-hander Jed Bradley from Braves, designate infielder Paul Janish for assignment

Orioles claim left-hander Jed Bradley from Braves, designate infielder Paul Janish for assignment
The Orioles today announced that they have claimed left-hander Jed Bradley off waivers from the Atlanta Braves. To make room on the 40-man roster, infielder Paul Janish has been designated for assignment. Bradley, 26, went 1-1 with a 5.14 ERA (4 ER/7.0 IP) over six relief appearances with the Atlanta Braves in 2016, including earning the win in his major league debut on Sept. 3 at Philadelphia. He went 9-5 with a 3.09 ERA (37 ER/107.2 IP) in 35 minor league games (13 starts) this season between...
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Nationals announce 2016 NLDS roster

Nationals announce 2016 NLDS roster
The Washington Nationals announced their 2016 National League Division Series roster on Friday, in advance of the series' opening game against the Los Angeles Dodgers. President of baseball operations and general manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. The Nationals' NLDS roster is comprised of 11 pitchers (seven right-handed pitchers, four left-handed pitchers), two catchers, seven infielders and five outfielders. The Nationals will mix veteran experience with youthful exuberance as...
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Opposite dugout: Dodgers, Kershaw have rough postseason history of their own

Opposite dugout: Dodgers, Kershaw have rough postseason history of their own
Manager: Dave Roberts (1st season) Record: 91-71 Last 10 games: 5-5 Who to watch: SS Corey Seager (.308/.365/.512 with 26 HR, 72 RBIs), 1B Adrian Gonzalez (.285/.349/.435 with 18 HR, 90 RBIs), 3B Justin Turner (.275/.339/.439 with 27 HR, 90 RBIs), LHP Clayton Kerhsaw (12-4, 1.69 ERA), RHP Kenley Jansen (1.83 ERA with 47 saves) Season series vs. Nationals: 5-1 Pitching probables: Oct. 7: LHP Clayton Kerhsaw vs. RHP Max Scherzer, 5:30 p.m., FS1 Oct. 8: LHP Rich Hill vs. RHP Tanner Roark, 4 p.m.,...
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District 34 podcast: Previewing the Nationals-Dodgers NLDS showdown

District 34 podcast: Previewing the Nationals-Dodgers NLDS showdown
Playoff baseball is back in Washington, D.C.! The Nationals and Dodgers will kick off their National League Division Series tomorrow at Nats Park with a Game 1 showdown between Max Scherzer and Clayton Kershaw. Daniel Murphy has had success in the postseason. Bryce Harper always seems to shine brightest on a big stage. Anthony Rendon has made huge contributions during the playoffs. And Jayson Werth and Ryan Zimmerman always seem to come up clutch when needed. For our playoff preview episode of...
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Nationals honor Jose Marmolejos, Reynaldo Lopez and Rafael Bautista

Nationals honor Jose Marmolejos, Reynaldo Lopez and Rafael Bautista
The Washington Nationals named first baseman Jose Marmolejos their 2016 Minor League Player of the Year, right-handed pitcher Reynaldo Lopez their 2016 Minor League Pitcher of the Year, and outfielder Rafael Bautista the recipient of the fourth-annual Bob Boone Award. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo, Vice President & Senior Advisor to the GM Bob Boone, Assistant General Manager & Vice President, Player Personnel Doug Harris and Director of...
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Opposite dugout: In wake of tragedy, Marlins try to finish season on high note

Opposite dugout: In wake of tragedy, Marlins try to finish season on high note
Manager: Don Mattingly (1st season) Record: 78-80 Last 10 games: 5-5 Who to watch: LF Christian Yelich (.292 with 20 HR, 95 RBIs), CF Marcell Ozuna (.264 with 23 HR, 75 RBIs), RF Giancarlo Stanton (27 HR, 74 RBIs), RHP Tom Koehler (4-13, 4.15 ERA), RHP A.J. Ramos (2.86 ERA with 39 saves) Season series vs. Nationals: 8-8 Pitching probables: Sept. 30: RHP Andrew Cashner vs. RHP A.J. Cole, 7:05 p.m., MASN2 Oct. 1: LHP Wei-Yin Chen vs. RHP Tanner Roark, 4:05 p.m., MASN2 Oct. 2: RHP Tom Koehler vs....
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District 34 podcast: Injury updates heading into the postseason

District 34 podcast: Injury updates heading into the postseason
Playoff baseball is back in D.C.! The Nationals are back in the postseason after clinching their third National League East division title in five years last weekend, and will face the Dodgers in the National League Division Series. That series starts next Friday, but where it will begin remains to be seen. The Nationals hold a two-game lead over the Dodgers heading into today's series finale against the Diamondbacks at Nats Park. Their magic number to clinch home field advantage for the NLDS...
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Pair of "Postseason Push" rallies announced for this weekend

Pair of "Postseason Push" rallies announced for this weekend
October is three days away, which means playoff baseball isn't far behind. As the Orioles continue an important series in Toronto, where they trail the Blue Jays by two games for the first American Leauge wild card spot and hold a one-game lead for the second wild card, the club today announced a pair of rallies to generate excitement back home in Baltimore for the team's playoff push. The first "Postseaon Push" rally will be held at Mother's North Grille in Timonium on Friday, Sept. 30,...
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Opposite dugout: With nothing to lose, D-backs looking for payback against Nats

Opposite dugout: With nothing to lose, D-backs looking for payback against Nats
Manager: Chip Hale (2nd season) Record: 64-91 Last 10 games: 3-7 Who to watch: 2B Jean Segura (.314/.362/.482 with 17 HR, 60 RBIs), 1B Paul Goldschmidt (.301/.414/.495 with 23 HR, 91 RBIs), RF Yasmany Tomas (29 HR, 75 RBIs), LHP Robbie Ray (8-13, 4.66 ERA), RHP Jake Barrett (3.49 ERA) Season series vs. Nationals: 0-3 Pitching probables: Sept. 26: RHP Archie Bradley vs. RHP Tanner Roark, 7:05 p.m., MASN Sept. 27: RHP Zack Godley vs. RHP Max Scherzer, 7:05 p.m., MASN2 Sept. 28: RHP Shelby Miller...
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Opposite dugout: Pirates need series vs. Nats to keep wild card hopes alive

Opposite dugout: Pirates need series vs. Nats to keep wild card hopes alive
Manager: Clint Hurdle (6th season) Record: 76-76 Last 10 games: 7-3 Who to watch: CF Andrew McCutchen (24 HR, 75 RBIs), RF Gregory Polanco (22 HR, 85 RBIs), LF Starling Marte (.311/.362/.457), RHP Ivan Nova (5-1, 2.93 ERA), LHP Tony Watson (3.15 ERA with 15 saves) Season series vs. Nationals: 1-2 Pitching probables: Sept. 23: LHP Gio Gonzalez vs. RHP Jameson Taillon, 7:05 p.m., MASN Sept. 24: RHP Joe Ross vs. RHP Ivan Nova, 7:05 p.m., MASN Sept. 25: RHP A.J. Cole vs. LHP Steven Brault, 1:35...
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Local U.S. Paralympic gold medalists to throw out ceremonial first pitches this weekend

Local U.S. Paralympic gold medalists to throw out ceremonial first pitches this weekend
The Orioles today announced that four Paralympians with local ties, including three gold medalists, will throw out ceremonial first pitches this weekend when the Orioles host the Arizona Diamondbacks for the final three-game series at Oriole Park during the 2016 regular season. On Saturday, Sept. 24, sisters Hannah and Tatyana McFadden, from Clarksville, Md., will throw out simultaneous first pitches. Hannah was born with a bone deformity in her left leg, which had to be amputated and replaced...
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Orioles reinstate right-hander Chris Tillman from the 15-day disabled list

Orioles reinstate right-hander Chris Tillman from the 15-day disabled list
The Orioles today announced that they have reinstated right-hander Chris Tillman from the 15-day disabled list. Tillman, 28, was placed on the disabled list with right shoulder bursitis on Aug. 24 (retroactive to Aug. 21). He is 15-5 with a 3.76 ERA (64 ER/153.0 IP), 126 strikeouts and 15 quality starts over 26 outings this season. The Orioles have gone 20-6 in games in which he has pitched this season. Tillman's 15 wins are tied for the third-most in the American League in 2016. In 175 career...
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District 34 podcast: Stephen Strasburg suffers elbow injury in return from DL

District 34 podcast: Stephen Strasburg suffers elbow injury in return from DL
First of all, we have some breaking news: District 34 is now on iTunes! You can subscribe through the iTunes store to have immediate access to new episodes as soon as they're available! Thanks to all our listeners, and we hope you continue to follow us for all your latest Nationals news and talk. So please subscribe, rate and review District 34 on iTunes and spread the word! Now back to baseball ... Wednesday's series finale saw the return of Stephen Strasburg to the mound at Nats Park after...
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Opposite dugout: Phillies still have part to play in playoff push

Opposite dugout: Phillies still have part to play in playoff push
Manager: Pete Mackanin (2nd season) Record: 62-77 Last 10 games: 3-7 Who to watch: CF Odubel Herrera (.278 with 13 HR, 42 RBIs, 20 SB), 3B Maikel Franco (22 HR, 73 RBIs), SS Freddy Galvis (16 HR, 58 RBIs), RHP Jerad Eickhoff (10-13, 3.86 ERA), RHP Jeanmar Gomez (3.39 ERA with 35 saves) Season series vs. Nationals: 4-11 Pitching probables: Sept. 8: RHP Alec Asher vs. RHP A.J. Cole, 7:05 p.m., MASN Sept. 9: RHP Jake Thompson vs. RHP Tanner Roark, 7:05 p.m., MASN Sept. 10: RHP Jerad Eickhoff vs....
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