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Spring training schedule out

Nov 2, 2010, 7:15 PM EST

The champagne hasn't even been cleaned out of the visitors' clubhouse at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington and already we're ready to talk about spring training.

The Nationals just released their 2011 Grapefruit League schedule. No real surprises; the slate features all the usual suspects. For the second straight year, the Nats are scheduled to play the Yankees both in Viera and in Tampa. Last year, the home game was rained out, so if this one is played it will represent the first appearance by the Pinstripers at Space Coast Stadium since 2000.

Here's the full schedule…

February 28 vs. Mets in Port St. Lucie (1:10 p.m.)
March 1 vs. Mets in Viera (1:05 p.m.)
March 2 vs. Marlins in Viera (1:05 p.m.)
March 3 vs. Cardinals in Jupiter (TBD)
March 4 vs. Braves in Viera (1:05 p.m.)
March 5 vs. Yankees in Tampa (TBD)
March 6 vs. Braves in Viera (1:05 p.m.)
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  1. Anonymous - Nov 2, 2010 at 8:51 PM

    No pre-Opening Day game in DC this year?

  2. N. Cognito - Nov 2, 2010 at 8:56 PM

    It wasn't on the invoice. Only 81 games.

  3. Another_Sam - Nov 2, 2010 at 10:13 PM

    I'm in. The third week in March usually works out best for me. But I always check the full GF leage schedule to what week optomizes the number of games I can see — one Nats game a day and another game any day that I can. See you guys there. I'll be the guy in the shirt. LOL

  4. NatsJack in Florida - Nov 3, 2010 at 12:01 AM

    And I'll be in the 4th row to the right of homeplate in my red NatsJack jersey with #63 on the back.

  5. Harper_ROY_2012 - Nov 3, 2010 at 3:01 PM

    Mark,When do pitchers and catchers report? Position players?thanks!

  6. natsfan1a - Nov 3, 2010 at 3:20 PM

    Harper, fyi from the MLB site (am mulling a trip myself):Feb. 13, 2011Voluntary Spring Training reporting date for pitchers, catchers and injured playersFeb. 18, 2011Voluntary Spring Training reporting date for non-pitchers and catchersMarch 1, 2011Mandatory Spring Training reporting date for all players

  7. Harper_ROY_2012 - Nov 3, 2010 at 3:29 PM

    @ natsfan1aThat schedule from MLB worked fie for 2010 season before MLB moved up the start of the exhibition season by 1 week to the last week of Fe/1st week of March, so my question is did the report dates for pitchers and catchers and position players also change by 1 week???





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