Nationals announce plans for NatsFest on Dec. 13

We already knew NatsFest was being held Dec. 13, and that the annual winter baseball carnival was returning to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, a downtown location that provides easier access for Nationals fans. Now we have a better idea of some of the team-sponsored activities that will occur from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. (or starting at 10 a.m. if you're a season plan holder). ... read more

Throwback Thursday: From backhand to blind throw

Early in the season, Anthony Rendon took over the hot corner, leaving the Nationals with a hole at second base. At the trade deadline, Mike Rizzo filled that opening with veteran Asdrubal Cabrera, adding an experienced glove and valuable bat as the Nats prepared for a postseason run. Cabrera has been known for flashing some leather throughout his career, and that proved to be no ... read more

Get your baseball fix with two "Nationals Classics" this week

This past weekend, the Washington D.C., area saw the area's first few snowflakes. Personally, the snow and frigid temperatures have left me feeling a little sad and missing the warm temperatures of the summer. With summer comes baseball games virtually every day. If the weather has you feeling a little down, don't fret. You have a few opportunities to catch a pair of "Nationals Classics" ... read more

The rarest of rare Washington baseball uniforms

Holiday shopping season is upon us, and more than a few folks will be buying replica Nationals uniform jerseys for the baseball-crazy fans on their naughty-or-nice lists. There's nothing like a successful season - a second National League East title and playoff appearance in three seasons - to jack up sales in the official team store or via your favorite Major League Baseball-approved website. There ... read more

Throwback Thursday: A celebratory "Cheers!"

Earlier this week, Matt Williams was named National League Manager of the Year by the Baseball Writers' Association of America. This season, the Nationals faced multiple key injuries and were still able to run away with the NL East title while earning the top seed in the NL. Not too shabby for the new guy. We got to see Williams and the Nats take it ... read more

A look inside GM Mike Rizzo's trade history

Major league general managers are convening in Phoenix starting today to meet with officials from the commissioner's office, go over potential rules changes, discuss what worked (and didn't) with expanded replay and initiate the process of filling roster holes in anticipation of the 2015 season. The reality is that few deals are made at the GM meetings. However, it's a venue where a lot of ... read more

Don't miss five "Nationals Classics" on MASN HD this week

Last week, shortstop Ian Desmond and Anthony Rendon won Silver Slugger Awards for being the top offensive players at their respective positions. Tomorrow, manager Matt Williams will find out if he's been named National League Manager of the Year for leading the 2014 Nationals to the best record in baseball. I know, I know, - awards season is not the same as watching actual baseball ... read more

Throwback Thursday: LaRoche's not-so-off day

The Sliver Slugger Awards will be handed out tonight to the best offensive performers at each position in both leagues. A few Nationals come to mind in the discussion for the award. Among them, of course, is Adam LaRoche. Whether it was game-tying home runs or walk-off hits, LaRoche's bat seemed to deliver the big knock when it mattered most. He finished the season with ... read more