Nats, Astros hope Florida legislature can clear hurdle for new spring training complex

If the Astros and Nationals are going to get their long-awaited shared spring training complex in West Palm Beach, they're going to have to overcome a late-in-the-process hurdle. The Sun-Sentinel of Fort Lauderdale reported Monday that drinking water protections on the parcel of land where the teams want to have a $135 million facility constructed could stand in the way of the project's completion. In ... read more

Zimmerman walks off against the Padres in this week's "Nationals Classics" game

Spring training is just three weeks away. I don't know about you, but I'm ready to kiss this cold, snowy winter goodbye and say hello to the boys of summer. While I can't realistically do that, you and I can watch this week's "Nationals Classics" game on MASN HD, featuring a walk-off home run from Ryan Zimmerman. Here's what's on deck: Wednesday, Jan. 28, 1 ... read more

Catch three "Nationals Classics" this week on MASN HD

We're just 31 days from the start of spring training. If you ask me, it can't come soon enough. To fill your baseball void, we have three "Nationals Classics" this week on MASN HD. We kick things off with everyone's favorite fictional holiday, "Clinchmas." Here's what's on deck this week: Monday, Jan. 19, 7 p.m.: Enjoy today's holiday by reliving another one - Clinchmas. That's ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Fear the goggles

Last night, the Nationals traded Tyler Clippard to the A's for Yunel Escobar, ending the set-up man's seven-year stint in D.C. This week's Throwback Thursday takes a look back at one of Clippard's shutdown performances from 2014. With a one-run lead, Clippard came on in the eighth inning to face a lethal Brewers lineup. He struck out the side, taking care of Jonathan Lucroy, Khris ... read more

Enjoy a pair of "Nationals Classics" this week on MASN HD

The weather may be frigid, but don't worry. We know a way you can keep warm! Over the next two days, you can enjoy a pair of "Nationals Classics" on MASN HD. First, watch one of the best games of Jordan Zimmermann's career from the 2013 season. You also don't want to miss one of the many comeback wins the Nationals had in 2012. Here's ... read more

Carpenter, Holliday get Sportscaster of the Year honors

There's a distinctly MASN flavor to the Sportscaster of the Year awards announced today by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association. Bob Carpenter, play-by-play voice of the Nationals on MASN, was chosen the co-winner of the Sportscaster of the Year award for Washington, D.C. Carpenter, who has called Nats games for nine years and 31 years of major league broadcasting under his belt, shares the ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Frandsen's goofy grab

This week, I'm throwin' it back to a moment that may have slipped your mind. In fact, I'm shining a spotlight on the most mysterious play of the season. That's right, I said mysterious. In the third inning with the Nationals leading 2-1 in Houston, Jason Castro hit a shot to left field. As the ball bounced off the wall, Kevin Frandsen turned, ran toward ... read more

Catch two "Nationals Classics" this week on MASN HD

Happy new year from the staff! As the snow continues to fall this morning, remember we are just 44 days away from the date Nationals pitchers and catchers report to spring training. While you're trying to stay warm from today's snow, check out which "Nationals Classics" MASN HD is airing this week. Here's what's on deck: Tuesday, Jan. 6, 11:30 p.m.: The Nationals kicked ... read more