Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Your 2009 Spring Training Schedule


Our Washington Nationals announced their 2009 Spring Training Reporting Dates and Exhibition Schedule this afternoon--earlier than I recall over the past few years. 34 Games total beginning on February 25th. Remember, The World Baseball Classic will take place during March, so some players for many teams will not be in attendance for most of Spring Training, plan your visit accordingly.

The Complete Press Release & Schedule

NATIONALS ANNOUNCE 2009 SPRING TRAINING SCHEDULE

Washington slated to host Orioles at Nationals Park for spring finale

The Washington Nationals today announced their 2009 Spring Training schedule, which is highlighted by a two-game barnstorming series against the Baltimore Orioles. The Nationals will host the Orioles for an exhibition contest on April 4 at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., after the two clubs play the day prior at Harbor Park, home of the Triple-A Norfolk Tides, in Norfolk, VA.

The Florida-based portion of the Nationals’ spring schedule includes 32 Grapefruit League contests, one exhibition game and four off days. It will commence on February 25 with a road tilt against the Houston Astros in Kissimmee, FL, before the Nationals host the Detroit Tigers the following day for their home opener. The Nationals will host 15 games at Space Coast Stadium—14 Grapefruit League affairs and an exhibition contest against Italy’s World Baseball Classic team on March 3.

For the seventh consecutive spring, the franchise will be based at Space Coast Stadium in Viera, FL. The team’s report/workout dates are as follows: pitchers/catchers report (February 14), position players report (February 17), first full-squad workout (February 19).

Tickets for the Nationals-Orioles game on April 4 at Nationals Park will be available to the public when individual-game regular-season tickets go on sale in February, and proceeds from the game will benefit the Washington Nationals Dream Foundation. Individual-game tickets for the Nationals’ spring contests at Space Coast Stadium will be available beginning on January 17 at 10:00 a.m. They can be purchased at the Space Coast Stadium Box Office, online at nationals.com, or by calling 888.632.NATS(6287).

WASHINGTON NATIONALS 2009 SPRING TRAINING SCHEDULE



DATE DAY OPPONENT LOCATION TIME

February 25 Wednesday at Houston Kissimmee, FL 1:05 pm

FEBRUARY 26 THURSDAY DETROIT VIERA, FL 1:05 PM

FEBRUARY 27 FRIDAY HOUSTON VIERA, FL 1:05 PM

February 28 Saturday at St. Louis Jupiter, FL 1:05 pm

MARCH 1 SUNDAY BALTIMORE VIERA, FL 1:05 PM

March 2 Monday *** OFF DAY ***

MARCH 3 TUESDAY TEAM ITALY (WBC) VIERA, FL 1:05 PM

MARCH 4 WEDNESDAY NEW YORK-NL VIERA, FL 1:05 PM

March 5 Thursday at Detroit Lakeland, FL 1:05 pm

March 6 Friday at Baltimore Ft. Lauderdale, FL 1:05 pm

March 7 Saturday at New York-NL Port St. Lucie, FL 1:10 pm

MARCH 8 SUNDAY NEW YORK-NL VIERA, FL 1:05 PM

MARCH 9 MONDAY HOUSTON VIERA, FL 7:05 PM

MARCH 10 TUESDAY NEW YORK-NL VIERA, FL 1:05 PM

March 11 Wednesday *** OFF DAY ***

March 12 Thursday at Atlanta Orlando, FL 1:05 PM

March 13 Friday at Houston Kissimmee, FL 7:05 pm

March 14 Saturday at New York-NL Port St. Lucie, FL 1:10 pm

MARCH 15 SUNDAY DETROIT VIERA, FL 1:05 PM

March 16 Monday at Florida Jupiter, FL 1:05 pm

March 17 Tuesday *** OFF DAY ***

MARCH 18 WEDNESDAY FLORIDA VIERA, FL 7:05 PM

MARCH 19 THURSDAY BALTIMORE VIERA, FL 1:05 PM

March 20 Friday at Detroit Lakeland, FL 1:05 pm

MARCH 21 SATURDAY ST. LOUIS VIERA, FL 1:05 PM

March 22 Sunday at Houston Kissimmee, FL 1:05 pm

March 23 Monday at St. Louis Jupiter, FL 1:05 pm

March 24 Tuesday at Baltimore Ft. Lauderdale, FL 1:05 pm

MARCH 25 WEDNESDAY ATLANTA VIERA, FL 7:05 PM

March 26 Thursday *** OFF DAY ***

March 27 Friday at New York-NL Port St. Lucie, FL 1:10 pm

MARCH 28 SATURDAY HOUSTON VIERA, FL 1:05 PM

March 29 Sunday at Florida Jupiter, FL 1:05 pm

MARCH 30 MONDAY DETROIT VIERA, FL 1:05 PM

March 31 Tuesday at Detroit Lakeland, FL 1:05 pm

April 1 Wednesday at Toronto Dunedin, FL 1:05 pm

April 2 Thursday at Philadelphia Clearwater, FL 1:05 pm

April 3 Friday at Baltimore Norfolk, VA * 3:30 pm

APRIL 4 SATURDAY BALTIMORE WASHINGTON, DC ** 6:05 PM

Home games in BOLD CAPS

* denotes game at Harbor Park (Norfolk, VA)

** denotes game at Nationals Park (Washington, D.C.)


4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Bring back Frank Howard!!!

Washington Nationals said...

And a heads-up for next Thursday December 11th! We've sent Craig Heist to Las Vegas for the MLB Winter Meetings, so we're doing a Nationals Radio special on 1500 & 820 AM at 7 PM.

Hosted by George Wallace, Heisty live from the Winter Meetings/Rule 5 Draft Day & MLB.com's Bill Ladson scheduled to appear.

I know you'll spread the word!

Steve Ray
Nationals Radio Network

Tom said...

So who do you expect from the Nationals to be on their respective National teams for the World Baseball Classic?

Are going early to ST for practice & interviews or later to see games?

Anonymous said...

But how will anyone in Northern Va be able to listen on 1500 after sunset ? When will the Nats announce a radio affiliate to replace 107.7FM? 1500AM is of little use at night outside the Beltway in Virginia....