#TBT to "Nationals Classics": Gonzalez shuts down Brew Crew at home

#TBT to "Nationals Classics": Gonzalez shuts down Brew Crew at home
What more can be said about the season Gio Gonzalez had in 2017? The Nationals left-hander posted one of the best seasons of his career and one of the most consistent in all of baseball last year. He finished the year 15-9 with a 2.96 ERA (the second-best of his career) and continued to prove his durability by amassing 201 innings in 32 starts. The thing about Gonzalez last year is that while he was not as flashy as Max Scherzer or Stephen Strasburg, he got the job done on a nightly basis....
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MASN prepping fans for spring training with prizes at Orioles FanFest

MASN prepping fans for spring training with prizes at Orioles FanFest
Spring training is right around the corner! In a few short weeks, Orioles fans from all over will fly south to Sarasota to catch the first live baseball action of 2018. And what better way to cap off the winter than Birdland's most popular event of the offseason? That's right, Orioles FanFest is approaching, and sooner rather than later, Orioles players, coaches and fans will gather at the Baltimore Convention Center for a day of baseball fun. And we'll be there with plenty of chances for...
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#TBT to "Nationals Classics": Harper and Trout put on a show in L.A.

#TBT to "Nationals Classics": Harper and Trout put on a show in L.A.
As we continue our Throwback Thursday posts, we'll defer to Bob Carpenter and his handy-dandy scorebook for this week's memorable moment from last season. We rarely get to see two of the best players in baseball go head to head, with Bryce Harper playing in the National League East and Mike Trout in the American League West. But the stars aligned - so to speak - in 2017 as the former MVPs met in, where else, the City of Angels for a two-game set. And, boy, did they put on a show from the...
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Orioles spring training tickets on sale Saturday, Jan. 13 at 10 a.m.

Orioles spring training tickets on sale Saturday, Jan. 13 at 10 a.m.
Fans encouraged to purchase online at Orioles.com Individual tickets for all 16 of the Orioles' Spring Training games at Ed Smith Stadium will go on sale this Saturday, January 13 at 10:00 a.m. ET. It is recommended that fans purchase tickets online. Fans interested in season tickets, five-game flex-plans, or group tickets, or those wishing to receive additional Spring Training ticket information, may call the Orioles Spring Training office at 941-893-6312. Spring Training tickets for Orioles...
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Nationals to host 2018 Racing Presidents audition

Nationals to host 2018 Racing Presidents audition
You love them. You recognize them around town. You have your favorite (George for this particular blogger). And you cheer for them during every fourth inning of a Nationals home game. And now, you can be one of them. That's right, the Nationals are hosting auditions for the 2018 Racing Presidents, meaning you can be the next George, Tom, Abe or Teddy! Those who wish to fill the running shoes of the Racing Presidents during this upcoming season will have a chance to "run for office" during...
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Nationals announce 2018 promotional schedule

Nationals announce 2018 promotional schedule
Single game tickets on sale March 1 at 12 p.m. Following the reveal of select promotional items on the team's Twitter account (@nationals), the Washington Nationals released the team's 2018 promotional calendar online at nationals.com/Promotions! "This season we have exciting offerings for fans of all ages and interests. From our expanded giveaway lineup for our younger fans - featuring a kids giveaway each month of the season - to more local College Days, Theme Nights and special-ticket...
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#TBT to "Nationals Classics": Harper and Zimmerman slam Braves

#TBT to "Nationals Classics": Harper and Zimmerman slam Braves
Happy 2018, Nationals fans! As the calendar flips to a new year, we're that much closer baseball returning. The countdown to pitchers and catchers reporting to West Palm Beach is winding down. For our first 2018 Throwback Thursday moment as part of our "Nationals Classics" airing on MASN, we're taking you back to a grand old time down in Atlanta from April 19, as Bryce Harper and Ryan Zimmerman put on a show. Harper, who continued his torrid start to the season, homered in each of his first...
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Nationals sign Matt Adams to one-year deal

Nationals sign Matt Adams to one-year deal
The Nationals' search for a backup first baseman with a power left-handed bat is over. Matt Adams has agreed to a one-year, $4 million deal with the Nationals, according to industy sources. The deal also reportedly includes $400,000 in incentives. Adams' arrival in D.C. fills the void on the bench left by Adam Lind, who served as a backup to Ryan Zimmerman at first base and in the corner outfield positions. Lind's power lefty bat was a useful tool at former manager Dusty Baker's disposal...
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"Orioles Classics" #TBT: Battle of the Beltways and the 1997 ALDS

"Orioles Classics" #TBT: Battle of the Beltways and the 1997 ALDS
As we prepare to enter 2018 and get that much closer to pitchers and catchers reporting to the Ed Smith Stadium complex in Sarasota, we're going to relive some of our "Orioles Classics" on MASN in groups this week as part of our Throwback Thursday series. One of these groups is the Battle of the Beltways. Here at MASN, we're fortunate enough to bring fans wall-to-wall coverage of not just one, but two major league teams, and it's always fun when the Orioles and Nationals meet in each...
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"Orioles Classics" #TBT: Trey Mancini gifts O's comeback win

"Orioles Classics" #TBT: Trey Mancini gifts O's comeback win
Trey Mancini was the gift that kept on giving this past season for the Orioles. Coming into spring training with questions of whether he was ready, where he would play and if he could make the big league club, Mancini broke camp with the Orioles and produced one of the best rookie seasons in franchise history. In 147 games, he slashed .293/.338/.488 with 24 home runs and 78 RBIs, finishing third in American League Rookie of the Year voting, behind the Yankees' Aaron Judge and the Red Sox's...
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Join "MASN All Access" live on Facebook from Winter Meetings

Join "MASN All Access" live on Facebook from Winter Meetings
It's the most wonderful time of the baseball offseason! Before Nationals fans gather for Winterfest next weekend, all eyes will be set on baseball's Winter Meetings at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. From Sunday, Dec. 10 through Thursday, Dec. 14, fans will be on the edge of their seats to see which teams will make the big moves of the offseason, and MASN is excited to announce that we will be bringing you all the coverage you need throughout the...
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"MASN All Access" to stream daily live show throughout Winter Meetings

"MASN All Access" to stream daily live show throughout Winter Meetings
It's the biggest event of the baseball offseason and it's finally here. Baseball's Winter Meetings will take place at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., starting Sunday, Dec. 10 and continuing through Thursday, Dec. 14, and we're excited to announce MASN will be bringing you wall-to-wall coverage throughout the week! On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday during the week, be sure to LIKE and tune in to the "MASN All Access" Facebook page, as we'll be...
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"Orioles Classics" #TBT: Snowy opening day comes in as OPACY classic game No. 10

"Orioles Classics" #TBT: Snowy opening day comes in as OPACY classic game No. 10
Throughout this past season, the Orioles celebrated the 25th anniversary of Oriole Park at Camden Yards. The team wore throwback uniforms, honored Orioles legends and highlighted some of the greatest games played at The Ballpark That Forever Changed Baseball. During last offseason leading up to opening day 2017, MASN aired a countdown of the 10 greatest games played at OPACY. And we're bringing you some of those "Oriole Park Classics Games" throughout this offseason to relive! We'll start...
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Orioles announce tickets for FanFest now on sale

Orioles announce tickets for FanFest now on sale
FanFest autograph vouchers will go on sale January 17 The Orioles announced today that tickets are now on sale for the club's annual FanFest event on Saturday, January 27, 2018, at the Baltimore Convention Center. Orioles FanFest, presented by Visit Sarasota County, will feature appearances by current and former Orioles players and coaches as part of a day-long celebration of baseball that will also include clinics, exhibits, and interactive games. The event will be held from 11:00 a.m. to...
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"Orioles Classics" #TBT: 26 games of Schoop on base

"Orioles Classics" #TBT: 26 games of Schoop on base
With the holiday season officially underway, I'm sure you are familiar with the "25 Days of Christmas" series, which shows holiday movies every night for the 25 days leading up to and through Christmas. Well in similar fashion to kick off the holiday season, we're going to celebrate 26 games of Jonathan Schoop on base for this week's Throwback Thursday moment. The Orioles second baseman had himself a career year in 2017, earning his first All-Star Game selection and being named the Most...
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MASN bringing holiday spirit to Nats Winterfest

MASN bringing holiday spirit to Nats Winterfest
It's that time of year again. A chill is in the air, everything is decorated in lights and garland, and Nationals fans are gearing up for their favorite event of the offseason! That's right, Nats Winterfest is back and approaching fast, meaning in just a few short weeks, Nationals fans from far and wide will gather at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center for a weekend of baseball and holiday cheer. And we'll be there with plenty of chances for you to win exclusive MASN Nationals...
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Nationals announce 2018 spring training schedule

Nationals announce 2018 spring training schedule
The Washington Nationals announced their 32-game 2018 Spring Training schedule on Monday, featuring 15 home games at their spring home, The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches, in West Palm Beach, Fla. The Nationals will begin their 2018 Grapefruit League slate at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches, serving as the "road team" on Feb. 23 vs. Houston. They will play their first true road game the following day, taking the short 12-mile trek north to face the Miami Marlins in Jupiter, Fla., on Feb. 24. ...
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#TBT to "Nationals Classics": A healthy filling of homers for Thanksgiving

#TBT to "Nationals Classics": A healthy filling of homers for Thanksgiving
Happy Thanksgiving, NatsTown! I hope your Turkey Day is filled with family, friends, delicious food and drink, and football! But if your family is more of a baseball-first kind of group, then we've got a treat for you. Instead of watching the traditional slate of football games this afternoon, tune in to MASN for the first of not one, not two, but three(!) "Nationals Classics" from this past season we're airing this week as part of our Throwback Thursdays! Our holiday special is one of two...
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Nationals add Henry Blanco to coaching staff

Nationals add Henry Blanco to coaching staff
The Washington Nationals finalized manager Dave Martinez's coaching staff on Wednesday, adding Henry Blanco as the bullpen coach. Blanco joins bench coach Chip Hale, pitching coach Derek Lilliquist, hitting coach Kevin Long, first base coach Tim Bogar, third base coach Bobby Henley, and assistant hitting coach Joe Dillon. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Blanco, 46, joins the Nationals staff after serving as the Chicago Cubs'...
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#TBT to "Nationals Classics": Taylor's inside-the-park grand slam and Wieters' slam

#TBT to "Nationals Classics": Taylor's inside-the-park grand slam and Wieters' slam
We're very thankful for "Nationals Classics" during this time of year. With no baseball being played and the holidays approaching, we've stacked not one, but two "Nationals Classics" from this past year into this week's Throwback Thursday. First up this week is one of the most exciting games we saw in 2017. After falling behind early to the Phillies on Sept. 8, the Nationals put together a furious comeback behind Michael A. Taylor, who had one the best games of his career. The highlight...
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