#TBT to "Nationals Classics": A franchise first, a wild win and young guns duel

#TBT to "Nationals Classics": A franchise first, a wild win and young guns duel
The offseason now in progress has certainly proved eventful. The Nationals basked in the glow of their World Series title for just a moment, then turned their attention to the problem of defending their crown. Repeating as champs became all the more problematic when Anthony Rendon left D.C. for sunny California, but the Nats brought Howie Kendrick, Asdrúbal Cabrera and Daniel Hudson back into the fold while adding reliever Will Harris, veteran infielder Starlin Castro and slugger Eric...
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"Orioles Classics" #TBT: Mariners foundered in Baltimore

"Orioles Classics" #TBT: Mariners foundered in Baltimore
Got the winter blahs? Repeat after me: Opening day is just a couple of months away. This week's set of "Orioles Classics" includes an opening day from four years ago that ended in a walk-off win for the O's. You'll also see a pair of late-20th century playoff games in Baltimore, one of which pitted two mound giants against one another and ended with the Birds advancing to the next round of the postseason. Add to that a trio of games featuring pitching oddities and you'll find enough...
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"Orioles Classics" #TBT: Milestone moments, late heroics and a commanding playoff lead

"Orioles Classics" #TBT: Milestone moments, late heroics and a commanding playoff lead
This week's slate of "Orioles Classics" on MASN contains a variety of highlights. You want game-deciding heroics? We've got 'em. You want career milestones? Check off that box. You want to travel back in time and relive some of the O's postseason glory of years past? Tune in. That's the beauty of a team like the Orioles, ripe with history and full of exciting moments that can warm the January chill and remind you that spring training in Sarasota is less than a month away. Enjoy this...
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#TBT to "Nationals Classics": Flattening the Phillies

#TBT to "Nationals Classics": Flattening the Phillies
Pitchers and catchers report in another month, and before you know it, West Palm Beach will again be filled with the sounds of cracking bats and dugout chatter as the Nationals prepare to defend their World Series title. At the same time, 29 other teams will reconvene in Florida and Arizona with notions of knocking the Nats off their perch atop the major leagues. Especially motivated will be the Marlins, Mets and the 2019 National League East champion Braves. And then there's that club just up...
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"Orioles Classics" #TBT: Dawn of the Golden Age of O's

"Orioles Classics" #TBT: Dawn of the Golden Age of O's
The hot stove season is in full swing, and the Orioles this week signed free agent shortstop José Iglesias to fill the hole left when the club traded Jonathan Villar. That and other offseason happenings certainly hold our interest as fans who are curious about who will be where on opening day 2020. But to quote the Bard, the play's the thing. There's really no substitute for a game, but in the unfortunate absence of live baseball this time of year, MASN happily brings you the next best...
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#TBT to "Nationals Classics": Multiple walk-offs and a dinger-less win

#TBT to "Nationals Classics": Multiple walk-offs and a dinger-less win
Ringing out the old the other night got the MASN staff in the mood to set the wayback machine to some dates well in advance of the Nationals' current perch on the Major League Baseball throne. Some of them, in fact, reach back to the club's inaugural season in the District. While the Nats teams of the oughts and early teens didn't experience the level of success the 2019 version enjoyed, they each had talented players and could show flashes of brilliance on the diamond. Through it all, of...
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"Orioles Classics" #TBT: 3,000th in 2000, and other milestones

"Orioles Classics" #TBT: 3,000th in 2000, and other milestones
Be honest. How many of your New Year's resolutions remain intact? If one of them is to be a more upbeat Orioles fan, MASN can help you out with that. This week's crop of "Orioles Classics" includes some of the most uplifting moments in club history. You'll see a team record for home runs broken, a longball barrage to overcome an up-and-coming foe, milestones in the careers of two Orioles greats and triumphs on baseball's biggest stage. The self-improvement many of us embark upon at this...
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#TBT to "Nationals Classics": Key moments from the best season ever

#TBT to "Nationals Classics": Key moments from the best season ever
The champagne (if you've got any left after October's revelry) will taste just a little sweeter this New Year's in Nats nation. Whatever else might have been going on in the world and our individual lives over the year that is now coming to a close, we will look back on 2019 with delight as we recall the way the Nationals' refusal to give up made hearts and pride swell in the District, Northern Virginia and the Maryland suburbs. The "Nationals Classics" lineup over the next seven days...
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"Orioles Classics" #TBT: A memorable debut, October clincher and late heroics

"Orioles Classics" #TBT: A memorable debut, October clincher and late heroics
Christmas has come and gone, and you're probably strategizing about when exactly to disassemble the tree, store the ornaments and take down the lights that have been blinking on and off outside your home. Or perhaps you're a procrastinator and you just can't bear the thought of dissipating holiday cheer. If that's the case, we've got a few "Orioles Classics" in the week ahead on MASN, the perfect fodder for settling into your comfy couch or recliner, grabbing a glass or bottle of your...
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"Orioles Classics" #TBT: Tales of the glories

"Orioles Classics" #TBT: Tales of the glories
As Hanukkah begins and Christmas arrives, feeling festive is par for the course. Summers here the past few years, not so much. Better days lie ahead for our Orioles, we know, but waiting for the Birds to return to contention feels a lot like waiting for Santa Claus. We know he's coming, but the clock just won't move fast enough. There's no pennant under the tree this year, but MASN can give you a sleighful of O's victories to remember in this week's edition of "Orioles Classics,"...
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#TBT to "Nationals Classics": A stocking full of Nationals goodies

#TBT to "Nationals Classics": A stocking full of Nationals goodies
Not a creature was stirring - except for the MASN staff, who have put together a holiday bonanza of "Nationals Classics" for your viewing pleasure. From first thing this morning through the midnight hour on Christmas night, we'll relive moments from each of the past eight Nationals seasons. You'll see so much baseball you'll think your long winter's nap lasted all the way to April. Included on this long list (we checked it twice) are extra-inning thrillers, eye-popping power displays and...
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#TBT to "Nationals Classics": Early walk-offs and a K-heavy performance

#TBT to "Nationals Classics": Early walk-offs and a K-heavy performance
We don't have a long list of "Nationals Classics" airing on MASN this week, but two of the three games went extra innings and ended in Washington walk-offs, while the third featured a strikeout-hunting hurler who reached a major milestone. Who doesn't like a walk-off, especially when it's the Nationals doing the celebrating? Our two games featuring bonus baseball sent fans home happy from RFK Stadium in the team's formative years. Sandwiched between the two games offering late heroics is...
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"Orioles Classics" #TBT: Family reunions on the diamond

"Orioles Classics" #TBT: Family reunions on the diamond
As the daylight hours near low ebb, we need all the happy thoughts we can get. Here's one: Pitchers and catchers report to camp in Sarasota in less than two months. Many of us also get warm feelings from knowing we'll soon be getting together with our extended families for some holiday cheer. Depending, that is, on your own particular family dynamic. The most family-friendly sport has brought us many great baseball families: the DiMaggios, the Alous, the Griffeys. The first family of baseball...
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"Orioles Classics" #TBT: October memories and an unusual no-hitter

"Orioles Classics" #TBT: October memories and an unusual no-hitter
If last week's final few "Orioles Classics" on MASN whetted your appetite, you're going to enjoy the rest of the 1970 World Series, with Games 4 and 5 of the Fall Classic against the Reds getting this week's broadcasts off to a winning start. Never mind that the temperatures are dropping and we're bracing for the arrival of frozen precipitation. Anytime you can harken back to October baseball, with its crisp temps and edge-of-your-seat action, you take the opportunity to enjoy a trip to...
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#TBT to "Nationals Classics": Dr. Longball makes house calls

#TBT to "Nationals Classics": Dr. Longball makes house calls
Having seen the Nationals come up with clutch hits time and again througout their remarkable playoff run of 2019, are fans now jaded and blasé about them? Naaaaah! Watching Nats hitters past and present snatching victory away from stunned opponents never gets old. With that in mind, MASN this week brings you a couple of blasts from the past that offered a glimpse of things to come. You'll witness a National League East dogfight with the Fish (a fishfight?), and a bend-but-don't-break...
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#TBT to "Nationals Classics": Dominant pitching and coming through in the clutch

#TBT to "Nationals Classics": Dominant pitching and coming through in the clutch
Happy Thanksgiving, NatsTown! Today is a day for giving thanks, and at the top of most Nationals fans' lists is the fact that a certain team sporting a curly W and blue uniform tops delivered a World Series championship to D.C. last month. Never gets tired hearing that, does it? I suspect it won't for a long time to come. Whatever's on your Thanksgiving table, you're sure to indulge today. Turkey coma, anyone? My table has traditionally included a roasted bird, stuffing, mashed potatoes,...
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"Orioles Classics" #TBT: Milestones in O's history on parade

"Orioles Classics" #TBT: Milestones in O's history on parade
A whole lot of folks at some point today are going to be compelled to loosen their belts. You know the feeling. You just might get that same feeling, metaphorically speaking, after consuming the next helping of "Orioles Classics." You'll positively stuff yourself with memorable moments in O's history. Among other treats, you'll savor the record-breaking run of the Iron Man, the maiden voyage of the prototype for every ballpark built since 1992, and replays of each game of the 1970 World...
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"MASN All Access Podcast" creates individual Orioles stream

"MASN All Access Podcast" creates individual Orioles stream
Well, Orioles fans, you liked, subscribed and commented, and we listened. After two full seasons of the "MASN All Access Podcast" hosting all of our content under one stream, we have finally decided to split our show into two individual streams: one for the Orioles and one for the Nationals. So what does that mean? For starters, it means that if you want just our Orioles episodes, they are easier to access than ever before. Just search "MASN All Access Podcast: Orioles" on Apple Podcasts,...
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#TBT to "Nationals Classics": Mountain cycling makes for fun afternoon

#TBT to "Nationals Classics": Mountain cycling makes for fun afternoon
Though we all know that losing a star player to free agency is just part of the business of baseball, that doesn't make it any less aggravating for fans. But seeing as how the Nationals just won their first World Series, we at MASN know you won't mind being reminded of the days when your team piled a lot of its hopes on the young shoulders of a guy named Harper. This next batch of "Nationals Classics" includes a couple of red-letter days for the 2012 Rookie of the Year from back when he was...
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"Orioles Classics" #TBT: Fond memories of power and playoff performances

"Orioles Classics" #TBT: Fond memories of power and playoff performances
When you think back on your favorite Orioles memories, what makes you smile most? Are you partial to score-changing home runs? Does the postseason get you all juiced up? Perhaps you're one of those who favors nostalgia over all else? Regardless, we've got a smattering of each in this week's smorgasbord of "Orioles Classics" on MASN. So take a break from those endless emails promising early Black Friday shopping deals and tune in to relive these standout moments in Baltimore baseball...
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