The Washington Times - June 1, 2009, 11:01AM

The Nationals are offering some new mini-packages for fans interested in seeing games against some of the better and more high-profile teams in baseballl. I’d advise you to read the details here,  but the basic idea is that you get four games against some top opponents (including one game against the Red Sox if you want it) and you’ll get a voucher for a fifth game free. There’s also a mini-plan that allows you to select four games from the team’s promotional schedule.

To get a mini-plan, fans must selects seats priced at $18 or more. But that still means you can get 5 games for $72.


In other Nationals new, Sports Business Journal has an update on TV ratings throughout Major League Baseball, and points out that ratings for Nationals game have risen by more than 50 percent. However, ratings are still by far the worst in MLB, with only about 12,000 households tuning in on a nightly basis. That’s still 7,000 fewer than the Oakland A’s, who have seen ratings and viewership drop by nearly 63 percent.

SBJ has a nice chart with all the numbers that’s kinda fun to dissect.

FWIW, the Baltimore Orioles have seen their ratings rise by about 13 percent on MASN and MASN2, but are still ranked 28th in baseball with an average of 34,000 households tuning in for each game.