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Nationals Team Up with the USO of Metropolitan Washington to Launch “Me & A Friend” Program on the 4th of July

The Washington Nationals and the USO of Metropolitan Washington have teamed up to give military kids the opportunity to enjoy a baseball game with their friends through the “Me and a Friend” program, which formally kicks off on July 4 when the Nationals host the New York Mets in Washington, D.C., at 1:35 p.m. and will continue every Sunday throughout the rest of the season.

MASN Re-Launches the John Riggins Show on Thursday

On Thursday, Redskins legend John Riggins returns to MASN to host the region’s best afternoon drive sports show. Talking Redskins, Nationals, Capitals and Wizards, the John Riggins Show will air each weekday between 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. throughout MASN’s seven-state territory. MASN will simulcast the weekday show live from Washington D.C., where the Redskins’ Hall of Famer has been on the air since April

MLB, People Magazine and Washington Nationals Announce 30 “All-Stars Among Us” After 1.7 Million Votes are Cast

Bethesda, Md.’s Mark Bergel to be Honored at the 2010 All-Star Game on FOX and Featured in Special Pre-Game Ceremony July 13th at Angels Stadium Major League Baseball, PEOPLE and the Washington Nationals today announced Mark Bergel as the Nationals “All-Star” selection for the “All-Stars Among Us” campaign, which debuted in 2009 and recognizes individuals who are serving their communities in extraordinary ways. Out of

MLB, People Magazine and the Orioles Announce Winner of People’s “All-Stars Among Us” Campaign

Orioles winner to be honored at 2010 MLB All-Star Game on FOX The Orioles, along with Major League Baseball and PEOPLE have announced Casey Davis as the Orioles “All-Star” of the “All-Stars Among Us” campaign, which debuted in 2009 and recognizes individuals who are serving their communities in extraordinary ways. Out of the three “All-Star” finalists representing the Orioles, Davis, a Westminster resident, has been

Orioles Reinstate RHP Koji Uehara From 15-Day Disabled List; INF Garrett Atkins Designated For Assignment

The Orioles today announced that RHP Koji Uehara has been reinstated from the 15-day disabled list. To make room for Uehara on the roster, INF Garrett Atkins has been designated for assignment. Uehara was placed on the disabled list on May 20 with a right forearm strain. He has a 1.80 ERA (5.0IP, 1ER) in six games for the Orioles this season. Atkins batted .214

Orioles Recall RHP Brad Bergesen From Triple-A Norfolk

OF Lou Montanez placed on 15-day disabled list. The Orioles today announced that they have recalled RHP Brad Bergesen from Triple-A Norfolk. Bergesen will start today’s game against the Washington Nationals. Bergesen, 24, was 3-4 with a 6.50 ERA (54.0IP, 39ER) in 12 games (10 starts) during two previous stints with the Orioles this season. To make room for Bergesen on the roster, the Orioles

MASN Goes to Bat for the Chesapeake Bay

MASN, the television home of the Baltimore Orioles and Washington Nationals, announced today a partnership with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation to launch a public service campaign to “Go to Bat for the Bay.” The network will launch a series of television and online ads to increase awareness about the Chesapeake Bay and to encourage responsible use of nature’s resources. The network will deploy its most

MASN’s Mixed Booth Broadcast Resumes This Weekend

This weekend when the Orioles host the Nationals for inter-league play, MASN will return its popular mixed booth broadcast. The “Battle of the Beltways” resumes on Friday evening when the Nationals travel to Baltimore for the three-game series. On Friday and Saturday, MASN will feature a special three-man booth with Hall of Fame pitcher Jim Palmer and two-time All Star Rob Dibble, each team’s primary

Orioles Announce Partnership With Baltimore City Public Schools For Second Consecutive Year

Workbook for summer learning curriculum sponsored by T. Rowe Price For the second consecutive year, OriolesREACH and Baltimore City Public Schools are teaming up to support education initiatives for the city’s youth, sponsored by T. Rowe Price. The highlight of the joint venture is a new integrated summer learning curriculum based on Orioles baseball. The partnership includes Orioles game ticket donations, pre-game ceremony recognition at

Orioles Acquire INF/OF Jake Fox From Oakland A’s in Exchange For Minor League RHP Ross Wolf; Option RHP Chris Tillman to Triple-A Norfolk

RHP Cla Meredith designated for assignment. The Orioles today announced that they have acquired INF/OF Jake Fox from the Oakland Athletics in exchange for minor league RHP Ross Wolf and cash considerations. To make room for Fox on the active roster, the Orioles have optioned RHP Chris Tillman to Triple-A Norfolk and designated RHP Cla Meredith for assignment. Fox batted .214 (21-98) with 12 RBI

Nationals Select Contract of Joel Peralta From Syracuse; Option John Lannan to Harrisburg

The Washington Nationals today selected the contract of right-handed pitcher Joel Peralta from Syracuse of the Triple-A International League and optioned left-handed pitcher John Lannan to Harrisburg of the Double-A Eastern League. Additionally, right-handed pitcher Garrett Mock was transferred to the 60-Day Disabled List and left-handed pitcher Ross Detwiler was returned from rehab, reinstated from the 60-Day Disabled List and optioned to Harrisburg. Nationals Senior

Orioles Announce Details For 40th Anniversary Celebration of 1970 World Series Champs This Saturday

The Orioles have announced the details for their celebration of the 1970 World Series championship team, which will take place this Saturday, June 26 before, during and after the Orioles’ 4:05 p.m. game against the Washington Nationals. The events for the day will include: * An autograph session with select members of the 1970 team. The Orioles will have three locations on the Camden Yards

MASN Wins Four More Emmy Awards

MASN, the local leader in live sports entertainment, won four Emmy Awards on June 5th at the 52nd annual Emmy Awards Dinner in Washington D.C. The ceremony honors excellence in television advertising concepts in the National Capital/Chesapeake Bay chapter. MASN’s creative ‘Defining Moments’ campaign was recognized for achievements in Promotion/Program/ Sports and Promotion/Program/Campaign. The Defining Moments series featured real fans talking about important Nationals and

Nationals Pitcher Stephen Strasburg to Appear on Sports Illustrated Cover

Washington Nationals rookie pitcher Stephen Strasburg will be featured on the cover of this week’s Sports Illustrated following an impressive first week in the Major Leagues. This is the first time a member of the Nationals has been the primary subject of cover of the magazine. The corresponding story on Strasburg’s debut is written by Albert Chen. The cover spot comes on the heels of

O’s Ratings See Improvement

Despite a challenging start to the 2010 season, the Baltimore Orioles continue to earn strong television ratings on MASN. Year-to-year, the Orioles are up 12 percent over last year, drawing an average 3.8 household rating (about 41,420) this season. The Orioles’ improved ratings illustrate the depth of commitment Orioles fans have for their team. Simulcast games on WJZ bump the audience up to 58,860 homes

MASN Career Opportunities

Part-Time Sales Assistant Position MASN Advertising Sales department is looking for an experienced broadcast/cable sales assistant to work 3 days a week on a temporary basis. The position requires performing a variety of clerical and administrative activities to support the Advertising Sales staff. This position reports to the Sales Support Manger. The Sales Assistant’s primary duties include but are not limited to: • Handle exact

FOX to Broadcast Nationals Game vs Chicago White Sox on Saturday, June 19 at 4:10PM

The Washington Nationals today announced their home contest vs. the Chicago White Sox on Saturday, June 19 will now take place at 4:10 p.m. and be broadcast nationally on FOX. The Nationals Park Center Field Gates will open at 1:30 p.m. while all gates will open at 2:30 p.m. The game will not be shown on MASN and can only be seen on FOX. The

Nationals Pitcher Stephen Strasburg to Appear on Late Show with David Letterman

Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg will read the “Top 10 List” on CBS’ Late Show with David Letterman this evening. Nationals fans can tune in to their local CBS affiliate at 11:35 p.m. to watch Strasburg deliver tonight’s list. Strasburg turned in a dazzling performance during his Major League debut at Nationals Park on Tuesday, June 8, striking out 14 Pirates in 7.0 innings and

Orioles Select Contract of RHP Jake Arrieta From Triple-A Norfolk

LHP Alberto Castillo designated for assignment. The Orioles today announced that they have selected the contract of RHP Jake Arrieta from Triple-A Norfolk. Arrieta will start tonight’s game against the New York Yankees in his major league debut. Arrieta, 24, was 6-2 with a 1.85 ERA (73.0IP, 15ER) in 12 games (11 starts) for the Tides. He struck out 64 and held opponents to a

MASN Brings Back The John Riggins Show to Television

Live Broadcasting by Ustream MASN, the local leader in live sports entertainment, will relaunch The John Riggins Show on television beginning in July. MASN will simulcast the weekday show live from the studios of WTOP in Washington D.C., where the Redskins’ Hall of Famer has been on the air since April on the HD-3 channel of 103.5 FM. The legendary Washington Redskins running back will

Strasburg Game Earns Record Ratings On MASN

Preliminary overnight Nielsen ratings show that the Nationals game on MASN has set a new record high rating for the network, earning a 7.1 HH rating as more than 165,000 households in the Washington region tuned in to watch an historic pitching performance. Among the key demographic of adults aged 25-54, the game earned a 4.4 HH rating, also a MASN record. For the night,

Washington Nationals Select Outfielder Bryce Harper First Overall in 2010 First-Year Player Draft

The Washington Nationals today selected College of Southern Nevada outfielder Bryce Harper with the first-overall selection in the 2010 First-Year Player Draft. Nationals Senior Vice President & General Manager Mike Rizzo, Nationals Assistant General Manager & Vice President of Player Personnel Roy Clark and Nationals Director of Scouting Kris Kline made the joint announcement. Harper--who stands 6-foot-3, 205 lbs. and hails from Las Vegas--hit

Orioles select SS Manny Machado in First Round of Draft

The Orioles tonight selected SS Manny Machado of Brito Private High School (FL) with their first selection in the 2010 First Year Player Draft, the third overall pick of the draft. Machado, 17, is a 6-foot-2, 180-pound shortstop from Miami, FL. In his senior season he batted .639 (55-86) with 12 home runs and 56 RBI, adding 43 runs scored, 27 doubles and 17 stolen

MASN to Host Special One-Hour Nats Xtra Pregame on June 8th

MASN will host a special one-hour edition of the Nats Xtra pregame show on Tuesday, June 8th, the network announced today. The extended coverage will cover the Washington Nationals first overall selection in the 2010 First-Year Player Draft and the Major League debut of pitching phenom Stephen Strasburg. Nats Xtra begins at 6 p.m. on MASN 2 and MASN 2 HD. The special edition of

MASN to Televise Orioles Press Conference

MASN, the television home of the Baltimore Orioles, will carry the Orioles press conference discussing the managerial situation live at 2:30 p.m. from Oriole Park at Camden Yards. The Orioles will introduce Juan Samuel as interim manager. Gary Thorne and Jim Hunter will host this special production.

Orioles Name Juan Samuel Interim Manager

The Orioles today announced that third base coach Juan Samuel has been named as the club’s interim manager, replacing Dave Trembley. Samuel will be introduced as interim manager in a press conference today at 2:30 p.m. in the Auxiliary Clubhouse at Camden Yards. Samuel, 49, is in his fourth season as third base coach on the Orioles’ coaching staff and 27th year in professional baseball.

Washington Nationals, MLB and ‘PEOPLE’ Magazine Announce Finalists For ‘PEOPLE All-Stars Among Us” Campaign

Major League Baseball, PEOPLE and the Washington Nationals today announced the three finalists and the start of the voting period for the 2010 “PEOPLE All-Stars Among Us” national campaign, which debuted in 2009 and recognizes individuals who are serving their community in extraordinary ways. The Nationals finalists are Mark Bergel of Bethesda, Md., Kat Lanigan of Herndon, Va., and Joe Mornini of Rockville, Md. While

Nationals Offer Exclusive Season Ticket Holder Opportunity to Purchase Tickets For Strasburg’s Debut

The Washington Nationals will offer Season Ticket Holders the exclusive opportunity to purchase up to four additional tickets to the June 8 contest vs. the Pirates - the expected debut of Nationals Pitcher Stephen Strasburg*. One of many exclusive offers for Season Ticket Holders throughout the season, this opportunity will begin at 10:00amon Wednesday, June 2. Tickets will be sold through Thursday, June 3 while

MASN to Televise Strasburg’s Final Triple-A Start

MASN will televise Stephen Strasburg’s final start at Triple-A Syracuse, the network announced today. The Nationals prospect will face the Buffalo Bisons on Thursday, June 3rd at 1:05 p.m. MASN will air the game at 7:00 p.m. on a tape delay. MASN has televised each of Strasburg’s five previous starts for Syracuse. The highly touted prospect is 3-1 at Syracuse with a 1.27 ERA and

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