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2019 Washington Nationals Spring Training report dates, schedule

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2019 Washington Nationals Spring Training report dates, schedule

We're one step closer to baseball season. One step closer to cool summer nights, the crack of baseball bats and booming stadium crowds.

While we still have over three months until baseball returns to Nationals Park, Spring Training is right around the corner. 

The Washington Nationals have announced their 2019 Spring Training schedule, with report dates. 

2019 Washington Nationals Spring Training Dates:

Feb. 13: Pitchers and Catchers Report
Feb. 14: First Pitchers and Catchers Workout
Feb. 18: Position Players Report 
Feb. 19: First Full Squad Workout
Feb. 23: First Game vs. Houston Astros

The Nationals will be in West Palm Beach, Fla. this spring training, playing in the Grapefruit League. They will be sharing a host city with the 2017 World Series Champions, the Houston Astros. 

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Sean Doolittle's wife, Eireann Dolan, tweets about Astros' scandal

Sean Doolittle's wife, Eireann Dolan, tweets about Astros' scandal

Sean Doolittle's wife, Eireann Dolan, eviscerated the Houston Astros on Twitter Saturday afternoon in the wake of MLB's findings that the Astros systematically stole signs throughout the 2017 season, pointing out in her tweets what the scandal did to the Astros' opponents throughout the league that season.

Dolan pointed out that a large number of pitchers were scrutinized for poor performances against the Astros during the 2017 season, asking what those numbers would have done to their future earnings - not to mention mental state.

In 2017, the Astros led Major League Baseball in hits (1581), runs (896), doubles (346), RBI (854) as well as team batting average (.282) during the 162-game season en route to winning the 2017 World Series.

Doolittle reacted to the news of MLB's findings on Thursday on Twitter, thanking those who came forward to bring the sign-stealing allegations to light. The Astros fired general manager Jeff Luhnow and manager A.J. Hinch last week and Carlos Beltran and Alex Cora lost their jobs with the Mets and Red Sox over the scandal.

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Mike Rizzo shows off World Series trophy at Maryland basketball game

Mike Rizzo shows off World Series trophy at Maryland basketball game

The Washington Nationals aren't tired of showing off their World Series success, and for good reason. 

It's been a few months since the Nats won their first-ever title, but flaunting the Commissioner's Trophy simply never gets old. 

General Manager Mike Rizzo showed off the silverware in College Park on Saturday during an intermission in the Maryland-Purdue college basketball game. 

The crowd erupted in cheers and the band played "Baby Shark" to ring in the special occassion. It's always nice to see Terrapin fan favorite and SportsCenter host Scott Van Pelt in attendance there too. 

In a bad week for baseball in the wake of widespread cheating allegations, it's a good sight to see the good parts of the game being celebrated. 

Keep showing that thing off, Nationals!

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