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We’ve been waiting a long time for baseball. Today Spring Training games begin. Join the conversation."WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Houston Astros NewsGame ThreadsHouston Astros Minor LeaguesAstros Game DayPodcastsGame Thread: Spring Training Game 1 Austin Romine Jersey , Feb. 23, Houston Astros @ Washington Nationals, 5:35 CST.New,206commentsWe’ve been waiting a long time for baseball. Today Spring Training games begin. Join the conversation.CSTShareTweetShareShareGame Thread: Spring Training Game 1, Feb. 23, Houston Astros @ Washington Nationals, 5:35 CST.Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY SportsIt’s the first Spring Training Game. The preparation and build-up to another great season of Astros baseball begins today.A lot of old favorites are gone this year, Charlie Morton, Dallas Keuchel, Marwin Gonzalez, Evan Gattis, Brian McCann and others. And although it has been a relatively quiet hot stove season , we warmly welcome some new faces to the fold, catcher Robinson Chirinos, pitcher Wade Miley, left fielder Michael Brantley, and playing today, utility infielder Aledmys Diaz.Pitching in today’s game for the Astros is the former 3rd round draft pick, minor leaguer Brady Rodgers. Once a shining star in the Astros system, at 28 years old is now fighting just to stay on the 40 man roster. Although in 2016 Rodgers was named the Astros Minor League Pitcher of the Year, early in 2017 he required elbow surgery, missing the whole year. He managed to come back for the end of the 2018 season, pitching 41 innings for AAA Fresno with a 5.49 ERA. He pitched 8.1 innings for the Astros in 2016.Opening against Rodgers for the Nats is the redoubtable Max Scherzer.Below is the lineup for the Astros todayThe game is televised out of market on MLB.TV. Tomorrow’s game is televised on the Astros usual network, ATT Sportsnet. We will have a game thread for all in market televised Spring Training Games. Mark on your calendar: Feb 24 Bernie Williams Jersey , 25, 27, 28, March 10, 11, 12, 14, 19 and 20th.For East Texans you can follow the game on KBME radio 790 AM. The National’s feed on TV is at MASN.GO STROS! CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs and Sinclair Broadcast Group are launching a regional sports network in 2020 that will be the team’s exclusive TV home.The Cubs said Wednesday the Marquee Sports Network will carry live game broadcasts and pregame and postgame coverage. Cubs games will be in one place, instead of split between two broadcast stations. The Cubs signed five-year contracts with WGN and WLS in 2014 ahead of plans for the network launch in 2020.Sinclair president and CEO Chris Ripley tells the Chicago Tribune negotiations are underway to sign up cable and satellite providers and streaming services for the network.Cubs president of business operations Crane Kenney expressed confidence fans will have many ways to watch, saying the team expects “to have more distribution with the new network than we have today.”At least nine other major league teams or their owners have equity stakes in regional sports networks, including YES (Yankees), NESN (Red Sox) C.C. Sabathia Jersey , MASN (Orioles, Nationals), NBC Sports Bay Area (Giants), NBC Sports Philadelphia (Phillies), SportsNet New York (Mets), Fox Sports San Diego (Padres) and Spectrum SportsNet LA (Dodgers).In addition, the Toronto Blue Jays are owned by Rogers Communications Inc., the parent company of Sportsnet.