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The Morning Briefing: Opening Day might finally be here (no promises)

Washington Nationals and Major League Baseball headlines, news and the latest news for Opening Day 2021 Part II

Good Tuesday Washington Nationals Fans. Thank you for starting the day with us! 

Today’s Game time weather via Capital Sports Forecast: “A beautiful day for baseball with temps in the low 70s and mostly clear skies.” 

For the latest weather updates make sure to Follow Capital Sports Forecast on Twitter

Upcoming Games:

  • 4/6/2021: Braves at Nationals 4:05 pm EST (LHP Drew Smyly 0-0, -.– ERA vs. RHP Max Scherzer 0-0, -.– ERA)
  • 4/7/2021: Braves at Nationals 12:05 pm EST
  • 4/7/2021: Braves at Nationals 4:05 pm EST 

Countdown Clock: 99 Days to the 2021 MLB All-Star Game (Coors Field in Denver, CO) 

Today’s Morning Briefing was written by Richard.

Today’s Top Story: Opening Day might finally be here (no promises)

Well, we are finally going to have Washington Nationals baseball to talk and write about. Today, the Washington Nationals will face the Atlanta Braves, with the first pitch being at 4:05pm EST. 

This will be the first time since Game 5 of the 2019 World Series that fans will be entering Nats Park. 

The Braves are coming off a three-game sweep by the Philadelphia Phillies, so having a day off for the Braves might be something that they also welcome. According to Braves manager Brian Snitker, the Braves planned to travel to D.C. last night. 

Don’t forget to subscribe to GameNotes, where I will get you ready for every Washington Nationals Game during the season. GameNotes gets sent out two-three hours before a Washington Nationals game and has the latest injury updates, lineups, and storylines to focus on during the upcoming game, delivered right to your inbox!

Opening Day Coverage

Today on the Nats Report, we have you covered and will keep you in the loop on the latest information, lineups, analysis, and so much more. How we have you covered:

Additionally, make sure to bookmark this page, where we will have the latest information, quick thoughts, analysis on plays, leading up to and during the game.

Coors Field to host 2021 MLB All-Star Game, sources say

According to multiple sources, the 2021 Major League All-Star game will be held at Coors Field in Denver, Colorado. ESPN has the details: “Coors Field in Denver has been chosen to host this year’s All-Star Game, sources told ESPN’s Buster Olney on Monday. MLB opted to move the game out of Atlanta due to voting laws passed in Georgia last month. It will mark the second time the homer-friendly home of the Colorado Rockies will host the Midsummer Classic. The American League beat the National League 13-8 at Coors in 1998. This year’s All-Star Game originally was scheduled for July 13 at Truist Park, home of the Braves. However, on April 2, MLB announced that it decided to move the game out of Atlanta because of a new Georgia law that has civil rights groups concerned about its potential to restrict voting access for people of color.”

Additionally, “Commissioner Rob Manfred said in a statement at the time that he discussed the potential move with individual major leaguers and the Players Alliance, an organization of Black players formed after the death of George Floyd last year, before ultimately deciding to make the call “as the best way to demonstrate our values as a sport.”

Podcast Alert: In the Clubhouse with the Nats Report

Heading to Nats Park today and need your Washington Nationals fix? Take a listen to my interview with Washington Nationals Pitching Prospect Jackson Rutledge. I had so much fun talking with the Nationals prospect, and I think you will also enjoy it!  


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