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  1. Selig: D.C. will be "great" market

    Apr 5, 2010, 7:45 PM EDT

    Commissioner Bud Selig, in attendance at Nationals Park for today's season opener, insisted Washington will become a "great" baseball town once the Nats begin winning on the field. "I have no doubts, and I mean this very sincerely," Selig said outside the press box during the sixth inning of what was already turning into a…

  2. The first fan

    Apr 5, 2010, 5:10 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Ladies and gentlemen: The President of the United States (wearing a red Nats jacket and a black White Sox cap). His pitch to Ryan Zimmerman was high and inside to a left-handed batter.

  3. Game 1: Nats vs. Phillies

    Apr 5, 2010, 4:00 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Nationals Park will be sold out for today's opener against the Phillies. It's a beautiful day for a ballgame. Good thing there's one on tap here at Nationals Park. Neither Donovan McNabb nor Tiger Woods nor Mike Krzyzewski can spoil this scene: It's Opening Day, the greatest day…

  4. 2010 Nats predictions

    Apr 5, 2010, 1:55 PM EDT

    OK, the clock is ticking and we're in the final countdown toward the first pitch of the 2010 Washington Nationals season. So it's time to make some bold predictions on your hometown team. My beat writer counterparts and I came up with 10 categories that seem appropriate for the Nats, and they were all kind…

  5. An employment update

    Apr 4, 2010, 6:37 PM EDT

    I mentioned the other day that I've been given the opportunity to cover the Nationals on a freelance basis this season for an established media outlet here in town. Well, I can now reveal details. The media outlet is CSNWashington.com, the online home for Comcast SportsNet. I'm excited to be able to join the talented…

  6. Wang, Detwiler, Flores on 60-day DL

    Apr 4, 2010, 6:10 PM EDT

    The Nationals have placed Chien-Ming Wang, Ross Detwiler and Jesus Flores on the 60-day disabled list and Chris Coste on the 15-day DL, some of the final moves necessary before their 25-man Opening Day roster must be submitted to Major League Baseball by 3 p.m. In placing Wang (shoulder), Detwiler (hip) and Flores (shoulder) on…

  7. 2010 MLB predictions

    Apr 4, 2010, 4:40 PM EDT

    We're about 24 hours from President Obama strolling to the mound at Nationals Park (hopefully not in a White Sox jacket) and ceremoniously declaring the 2010 baseball season open, so this seems like a good time for some predictions. We'll get to some Nationals season predictions later, either this evening or first thing tomorrow. Right…

  8. Playing roster roulette

    Apr 3, 2010, 11:55 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Scott Olsen could still wind up pitching for the Nats before long. So the Opening Day roster is set. Garrett Mock, Willy Taveras and Jesse English will be here. Scott Olsen, Roger Bernadina and Livan Hernandez will not. Proof you can never assume anything in spring training, even…

  9. Nats vs. Red Sox — 4/3/10

    Apr 3, 2010, 7:00 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Home sweet home: Nationals Park is back open for business today. Hello from 1500 South Capitol Street, otherwise known as Nationals Park, site of today's exhibition against the Boston Red Sox. It's a beautiful day here in the District, actually I'd say much nicer than most days in…

  10. Mock is fourth starter

    Apr 3, 2010, 5:53 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Garrett Mock beat out Scott Olsen for the final spot in the Nats' rotation. [UPDATED AT 10:46 P.M.] The Nationals have decided to go with Garrett Mock over Scott Olsen as the final member of their Opening Day rotation, but Mock will actually pitch the season's fourth game.…

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NL EAST STANDINGS

W L GB
x-WASHINGTON 90 64 --
ATLANTA 76 78 14.0
NEW YORK 75 80 15.5
MIAMI 74 80 16.0
PHILADELPHIA 71 84 19.5
x-Clinched NL East title
Through Saturday's games

NL PLAYOFFS STANDINGS

W L GB WCGB
x-WASHINGTON (5) 90 64 --
y-LOS ANGELES 88 67 2.5
ST. LOUIS 87 68 3.5
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SAN FRANCISCO 84 70 6.0 +1.0
PITTSBURGH 83 71 7.0 --
MILWAUKEE 80 75 10.5 3.5
x-Clinched division title
y-Clinched playoff berth
Through Saturday's games

UPCOMING SCHEDULE
SUN: Nats at Marlins, 1:10 p.m.
MON: OFF
TUE: Mets at Nats, 7:05 p.m.
WED: Mets at Nats, 7:05 p.m.
THU: Mets at Nats, 7:05 p.m.
FRI: Marlins at Nats (DH), 1:05 p.m., 7:05 p.m.
SAT: Marlins at Nats, 4:05 p.m.
Full season schedule

Mark joins Rob Carlin and Joe Orsulak every Thursday at 4 p.m. on Comcast SportsNet for a half-hour show on the Nats, Orioles and rest of MLB. Re-airs Thursdays at 11:30 p.m., Saturdays at 9 a.m. and Sundays at 11:30 a.m.

ON THE RADIO

As ESPN-980 AM's Nats Insider, Mark makes daily appearances on the station's various shows. Here's the 2014 schedule (subject to change)...

MON: 12:45 p.m.
TUE: 2:30 p.m.
WED: 4:30 p.m.
THU: 2:30 p.m.
FRI: 1:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m.
SAT: 10:30 a.m.

*All times Eastern. You can also listen to the station on 94.3 FM, 92.7 FM and online at ESPN980.com. Click here for past audio clips.

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