Game Canceled, Patterson Watch Ppd. – The Post
Rain pushes Patterson back a day – Florida Today
Rain prevented the Nats from playing the Mets in a night game. Unexpected day off in spring training — good. In Viera, even better.
The unfortunate part of the postponement was a chance to see John Patterson pitch in a live game was lost. He will pitch in an accelerated spring training game today.
Nats Plant Trees – D.C. Sports Bog, washingtonpost.com
Enter the cherry blossom trees – Tim Lemke’s $ports Biz Blog, washtimes.com
That’s Chat’s Nats : 3-6-08 Cherry Blossoms – Just A Nats Fan
I shook Mayor Fenty’s hand! – Just A Nats Fan
Cherry Blossom Tree Planting at the Ballpark – Near Southeast DC Redevelopment
Cherry Blossom Trees, The Mayor & Metro (again) – Nats320
I guess these media events are starting to get tiresome for the print media, because I haven’t seen any coverage of yesterday’s cherry tree plantings from the “print editions” of D.C.’s two broadsheets. Lots of blogger coverage though!
nbc4.com has a Nationals Park section.
Crowded in the middle – The Wash. Times
Q&A: Ronnie Belliard – The Wash. Times
There is a bit of a logjam in the middle infield with Cristian Guzman, Felipe Lopez and Ronnie Belliard vying for the shortstop and second base jobs. Bret Boone is also making his presence known with a .571 batting average. My guess — Guzman and Belliard are the starters at short and second, respectively.
Estrada Receives Cortisone Shot; Status Uncertain – The Post
Injuries create a spot at catcher – The Wash. Times
Presumed #2 catcher Johnny Estrada had a cortisone shot in his elbow. He can’t do anything but run right now.
Team officials suggested that even if Estrada is hurt by the time Opening Night arrives they still want last year’s #2 Jesus Flores in AA, but reserved the right to change their mind.