It hasn’t been formally announced yet, but MASN will televise five Nationals game and for the second year in a row, not one of them will be a Nationals-Orioles game!
Circle your calendar for these five dates:
Sunday, March 6th vs. Atlanta
Friday, March 11th vs. Houston*
Saturday, March 12th vs. New York Yankees
Sunday, March 20th vs. Detroit
Friday, March 25th vs. St. Louis
* Split-squad = Best chance to see prospects
ESPN, as you might imagine, is not planning to broadcast any Nationals games. MLB Network has not announced its slate for March yet, but best bets would be for one of the Nats-Mets matchups on March 8th and 15th.
The second item probably only matters to you if you don’t live within 10 miles of DC or if you’re not an XM Radio subscriber, but in all likelihood the Nationals’ new broadcast partner will be 106.7FM. For those of you who insist on listening to a crappy AM signal, you’ll be glad to know that WFED 1500AM will be retained for broadcasting to North of DC, and gives the Nationals an alternative for whenever there’s a conflict with (regular-season, obviously) Wizards broadcasts.
Dan Steinberg also notes that non-holiday midweek day games will be broadcast on 1580 AM, the CBS-owned sister station to WJFK, noteworthy to those who don’t subscribe or cannot access Gameday Audio.
Charlie Slowes and Dave Jaegler are expected to return for their sixth season together.