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VIDEO: Nationals Youth Baseball Academy close to opening

Nov 16, 2013, 1:00 PM EST

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The Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy is under construction in Southeast Washington, D.C. and is expected to open in January 2014. This week the Nationals invited media to the site in Fort Dupont Park to see how it is progressing.

CSN sent a camera to get footage of the fields, and also to sit down with Executive Director of the program, Tal Alter. In the video below, Alter gives insight into what the program’s mission will be. He describes the facilities and capacity of what should be a very exciting addition to the District.

Check it out here:

  1. Doc - Nov 16, 2013 at 1:31 PM

    Hey y’all, if you’re interested the young Nats (Mesa Solar Sox) are in the AFL playoffs at 3:00 p.m. to-day on MLB Network.

  2. Section 222 - Nov 16, 2013 at 3:09 PM

    Looks like Souza is the only baby-Nat in the starting lineup. (No Goodwin?) Will we see a Nat pitcher?

  3. nats128 - Nov 16, 2013 at 3:34 PM

    This is nicer than any facility for youth in the suburbs. I hope the Nats build something out in Fairfax like this.

  4. Candide - Nov 16, 2013 at 3:54 PM

    VIDEO: Nationals Youth Baseball Academy close to opening

    Next up:

    VIDEO: Drew Storen open to closing

    (…Candide ducks, runs…)

    • Section 222 - Nov 16, 2013 at 4:05 PM

      Followed by:

      VIDEO: Rafael Soriano closes that opening.

    • Sec 3, My Sofa - Nov 17, 2013 at 11:03 AM


  5. David Proctor - Nov 16, 2013 at 4:45 PM

    Did anyone see Kilgore’s article today about the unique clause in Harper’s contract? I highly, highly doubt it goes to a grievance hearing, but it is interesting nonetheless.

  6. Sonny G 10 - Nov 16, 2013 at 10:48 PM

    Man we need some action. I’m going nuts already. Come on spring training.

  7. JamesFan - Nov 17, 2013 at 1:12 PM

    This youth baseball facility is a big deal. It is a real contribution by the Nats to the city and to baseball. Interesting that bloggers here just pass over it. This facility has the potential to have a bigger effect on the lives of more people than the team itself.

    • alexva6 - Nov 18, 2013 at 7:33 AM

      +1 on that JamesFan

      this is a significant contribution by the Lerners and the kids east of the river deserve a few breaks





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