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Comparing the 2019 World Series Ballparks

As the Washington Nationals and Houston Astros prepare to meet in Game 1 of the 2019 MLB World Series on Tuesday, Joe Mock from BaseballParks.com has posted his annual comparison of the two ballparks we’ll see in this year’s Fall Classic.  Read more here.   View World Series game schedule here.

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World Series Opponents on the Field, Teammates in Legal Fight Over Spring Training Ballpark

The Houston Astros and Washington Nationals are preparing to face off in Major League Baseball’s first World Series between teams that share the same spring training complex — the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches in West Palm Beach (FL).  Off the field, the fall classic opponents are reluctant teammates in a protracted legal fight with the contractors who built their $153 million spring home.  More than three years after the complex opened, at least three companies say they’re still owed millions of dollars.  Read more here.

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Neil Armstrong’s Apollo 11 Spacesuit Touring MLB Ballparks

The Washington Nationals this week became the first of 15 Major League Baseball (MLB) clubs to display a Smithsonian-created, interactive statue of astronaut Neil Armstrong’s Apollo 11 spacesuit. The “Apollo at the Park” program is part of the National Air and Space Museum’s celebration of the 50th anniversary of the 1969 mission that made Armstrong the first man on the moon.  Read more here.

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Nationals Unveil New Food Items

Aside from peanuts and Cracker Jacks, fans of the Washington Nationals will be reaching for Korean fried chicken wings and oysters on the half shell at Nationals Park this year.  Read more here and here.  Read about more new food items around the Majors here.

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2018 MLB All-Star Game Tonight

The 2018 MLB All-Star Game is Tuesday at 8:00 pm (Eastern) at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.  View details and lineups here.  Washington Nationals’ star Bryce Harper won the Home Run Derby in dramatic fashion Monday night.  Read more and watch video here.

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It’s ‘Fitteam’ for Ballpark of the Palm Beaches

Fitteam, an event brand partnership and organic products firm, has secured the naming rights to the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches, the spring training home of the Washington Nationals and Houston Astros.  Read more here.

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Work Continues on Ballpark of the Palm Beaches

More than a year after the teams’ $152 million shared facility opened, construction still isn’t finished. And it might be June before the city issues a final certificate of occupancy, which will mark the end of a rocky construction process that has faced numerous challenges since work started in November 2015.  Read more here.

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