So long, My20. Hello, CW!
Look for the Nationals on channel 50 for their 20 or so broadcast games a year. Channel 50 will also show the pre- and post-game shows, which was not the case on channel 20. Also, when games are on channel 50, they'll also be shown on MASN (or MASN2).
This should make it a little easier for fans to find the games, since you'll only now have to check MASN and MASN2. And you'll never have to flip from channel 20 to MASN to see the post-game.
I still think it would be easier if they'd just decide that the Nationals go on MASN2 and the O's go on MASN and be done with it, but I don't even have cable, so what do I know?
I do like the CW, but I must say that it really was much better back when they had Blind Date and Elimidate on every night. I miss Roger Lodge. But Gossip Girl keeps the station going strong--what kind of trouble is that dastardly Chuck Bass going to get into next?
No word on whether they'll be able to upgrade at all from those inane commercials. Take a seat, Albert Pujols--Chad Cordero's on the mound (even though he isn't).
The broadcast games it seems will be mostly on Sunday. Last year they were mostly on Friday. Personally, I liked Friday night better. Sunday afternoon games are the games I most often go to, and they're the only games I ever get $5 tickets for (yes, I'm that cheap). So just for me personally Friday night was better.
On the other hand, Washington Sports Club, where I'm now a member, carries MASN on their treadmill TVs, while Results didn't. So I'll be able to see games while I do my cardio, which is nice. Though I still miss the fluffier towels at Results. And it was always nice to know I could sit in the jacuzzi, even though I almost never did.
One other big factor which affects only me is that last year for some reason MLB.tv wasn't blacked out on my laptop at home. So I was able to see every game on my computer. Actually, it was blacked out for the first week or so, and then I called the MLB.tv customer service line and sweet-talked the guy. He said he couldn't help me, but then the next day the game was available. Who knows if that was related, but I promise if anyone at MLB is reading this you have a much better chance of getting me to spend money on attending games, buying t-shirts and hats, etc., if you just let me keep watching the games the way I want to. What are you afraid of, that people might become interested and consume more of your product?
Finally, watch for the Redskins schedule when it comes out, because if there are any games scheduled at the same time as the Nationals, then the Nats will be blacked out in all local sports bars.