District Daily: Progress made with plan for new Nationals Spring Training site


February 15, 2013; Viera, FL, USA; A general view of equipment bags and shoes during the Washington Nationals spring training camp at Space Coast Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Barr-USA TODAY Sports

Good morning DoD readers, start off your day with some great Washington Nationals articles from around the web in today’s District Daily:

Progress made with plan for ST site in Palm Beach County

(Bill Ladson, MLB.com)

WASHINGTON — The Nationals and Astros received good news Monday regarding relocating their Spring Training facility to Palm Beach County, Fla., when West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio announced that the city would negotiate a possible land swap with the county for a new complex to be built.

This news pleased the Nationals. In a joint statement, the Nationals and Astros said the following: “The Washington Nationals and the Houston Astros are grateful to the City of West Palm Beach for their willingness to open negotiations with Palm Beach County to secure a spring training facility site. Certainly, Mayor Muoio’s statement today sets us on a path to a successful conclusion, and we remain very optimistic.” Read full article here.

More from District on Deck

Nationals leaving Brevard has been one long breakup

(John A. Torres, FLORIDA TODAY)

This might go down as one of the longest, slowest breakups in history.

But it’s time to finally let go.

Pitchers and catchers for the Washington Nationals will start shaking the cobwebs from their arms at Space Coast Stadium in just about six weeks. Position players follow about a week later as the lame-duck Nationals get ready for what looks like it will be their next-to-last spring here in Brevard County. Read full article here.