Nats finally get to dress the partThe Wash. Times

As exhibition openers go, it is as big as it gets.

The dream is upon us! The Nationals will be telecast nationally at 1 p.m. today (ESPN or MLB TV online) in the exhibition opener against the Mets. Today is the most important (only important?) spring training opener ever.

More from The Post: Regulars Plan to Play a Little, The Wash. Times: Opening Day flavor arrives early, USA Today Nationals spring onto national scene today vs. Mets, and Florida Today Washington Nationals to take field for first time


Peter GammonsRenewed sense of DC dignity ESPN.com
Hype, hype, and hype from Peter Gammons. Apparently, Nats merch is second only to the Red Sox (and their bandwagon fanbase) in sales, an impressive feat given that a week before Christmas the team was dead and that “there are no baseball fans in Washington,” according to Peter Angelo$. I have contributed by buying a cap, shot glass, Christmas ornament, and a mini pennant. Someone has ordered me another cap too (back-ordered) and I did get a bumper sticker. More to come when I get money, but I have a wedding to save for these days.


Nats’ Vidro Is at Home in the GameThe Post
Jose Vidro, who surprisingly signed a four-year contract last May despite not knowing where the team would play in 2005, is profiled.

More from The Wash Times: Sledge shows off power


TV deal among issues to resolveThe Wash. Times
This is of course on Angelo$ and no one else.

Author: WFY

Yet another Washingtonian pushing the ubiquitous Nats/DC sports, Penn State, commuting, bicycling, kayaking, broomball, skiing, gin & tonic agenda.

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