Nationals Magazine Digest: April 2016

The latest issue of Nationals Magazine has a cover story about Anthony Rendon's involvement at the Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy.
The latest issue of Nationals Magazine has a cover story about Anthony Rendon’s involvement at the Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy.

The Washington Nationals offer three main publications at Nationals Park–a yearbook, a free Inside Pitch game program, and Nationals Magazine.

Issues of Nationals Magazine contain feature articles, photos, player interviews and a full size scorecard. Some feature articles are later printed in Inside Pitch.

The latest issues are available at the team stores at pretty much every merchandise store or portable in Nationals Park for just $5. Previous issues are available for purchase online, but you will pay an additional $3 publication fee and any shipping fees.

The Nationals sell previous editions of their publications online.
The Nationals sell previous editions of their publications online.

Fans would have no way of knowing what is in any given issue of Nationals Magazine unless they pick up a copy, so we will provide some of the highlights in our blog posts.

In the issue’s cover story about Anthony Rendon, Mike Feign describes how Rendon is already making an impact as a member of the board of directors of the Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy. Ian Desmond, Feign writes, previously held a position on the board which was vacated when he left Washington and Rendon volunteered to fill the position. The feature describes how Rendon, who received guidance as an adolescent from Willie Ansley, a former first round pick of the Houston Astros, is now providing guidance to children at the academy in Ward 7. Rendon has been well received by the children and he encourages volunteers to get involved at the academy.

The Magazine also has an article by Oliver Macklin about one of the biggest Nationals offseason acquisitions–Ben Revere. Revere is now on his fourth team in his fifth season in the majors. He has managed to sustain a solid batting average and a high number of stolen bases with each of teams despite the constant changes in scenery. Revere finally had the opportunity to make a splash in his first postseason with the Toronto Blue Jays in 2015 and he most notably made this unbelievable leaping catch at the wall in Game 6 of the ALCS. Revere is, most importantly, described as possessing a skill set and enthusiasm that can help bring the Nationals to the postseason.

Fans should pick up a copy of Nationals Magazine to also see:

  • Interviews with Shawn Kelley and, bench coach, Chris Speier
  • A season preview article
  • Photos from spring training
  • Photos from Nationals Winterfest

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