Washington Nationals News: Bob Carpenter to return as voice of the Nats


Good evening DoD readers, and welcome to today’s District Daily. Get caught up on the latest Nats news and opinions with some great Washington Nationals articles from around the web below.

In today’s Daily, MLB.com’s Bill Ladson discusses the Nationals’ MASN broadcast team for the 2016 season.

As Ladson notes, play-by-play broadcaster Bob Carpenter is set to return for his 11th season as the voice of the Nationals after his 2016 option was picked up yesterday. According to Ladson, F.P. Santangelo is also expected to return in 2016, keeping the Nationals’ broadcast booth intact for the sixth year in a row.

Also in today’s Daily, the Washington Post’s Barry Svrluga discusses former Nationals’ reliever Tyler Clippard‘s long journey to the World Series. In his article, Svrluga chronicles the surprising trade that sent Clippard to the Athletics and then the trade that sent him to the Mets midway through the season. Now, after pitching in the postseason twice as a member of the Nationals, Clippard will make his first World Series appearance with the NL Champion Mets.

Many Nationals fans were disappointed to see Clippard go last offseason. After all, the reliever had been a key part of the Nationals’ bullpen for years and was a fan-favorite in D.C. While the Nationals didn’t make the playoffs and the team that bullied them all season long is playing in the World Series, it’s great to see Clippard have a chance to accomplish something special in October.

Be sure to check out both articles below, they’re definitely worth a read. And as always, stay tuned to DoD for all you Washington Nationals needs.

Sources: Carpenter to return as voice of the Nats

(Bill Ladson, MLB.com)

WASHINGTON — Bob Carpenter’s option for the 2016 season was picked up on Wednesday, which means he will return to the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network as the play-by-play voice of the Nationals, according two baseball sources.

It will mark Carpenter’s 11th season in the broadcast booth for MASN. He is known for the catch phrase, “See you later,” whenever a Nationals player hits a home run. Read full article here.

Tyler Clippard’s journey from the Nats to the A’s to the Mets ends in World Series

(Barry Svrluga, Washington Post)

CHICAGO – His hat was on backwards, and the smoke puffed from the cigar between his lips as he posed – over and over – for photos with families and friends and teammates. Tyler Clippard had twice celebrated playoff appearances before, both times as a core member of the Washington Nationals. But until this year, when he became a New York Met, he had never won a playoff series. Until this year, he had never reached the World Series.

“It’s a lifelong dream, man,” Clippard said on the field Wednesday night at Wrigley Field, where the Mets celebrated their sweep of the Chicago Cubs in the National League Championship Series. “This is what we work our whole entire lives for. I’ve been playing baseball since I was 4 years old. I worked my tail off every offseason. Blood, sweat and tears. And we’re here, man. It’s the opportunity of a lifetime. I couldn’t be more happy to be part of this group.” Read full article here.

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