Best bets

April 21, 2006|By PETER BLAIR

Baseball

Braves@Nationals

Where -- RFK Stadium, Washington

When -- Tonight, 7:05; tomorrow, 7:05 p.m.; Sunday, 8:05 p.m.

What now? -- With the Orioles on the road, the Nationals welcome Atlanta for a rare weekend series consisting of three night games. But if you make it to games often, you might want to stay home Sunday night - the game on ESPN might be one of your only chances to see the team on television this season if you`re not lucky enough to get the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network.

Online -- nationals.com

College Lacrosse

Johns Hopkins@Navy

Where -- Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis

When -- Tomorrow, noon

What now? -- The third-ranked Midshipmen host the No. 10 Blue Jays on Youth Uniform Day. Youth teams that wear their lacrosse jerseys to the game will receive free admission. Parents of those players may purchase a $2 ticket online at the Navy Web site or at the gate. Active duty military personnel will also be admitted free. Family of active duty military personnel can purchase a $2 ticket. And if you don't meet any of those criteria, don't borrow your child's jersey: a general admission ticket is only $7.

Online -- navysports.com

Pro Soccer

Wave@Blast

Where -- 1st Mariner Arena

When -- Tomorrow, 8:05 p.m.

What now? -- The first game of the home-and-home series of the Major Indoor Soccer League semifinals brings Milwaukee to Baltimore. The Blast was 2-4 against the Wave during the regular season. Fans should be cautioned against doing the "wave," because it could be misinterpreted as a cheer for the visitors. Tickets cost $22 and $19 and are available at 410-547-SEAT.

Online -- baltimoreblast.com

Running

Gunpowder Trail Run

Where -- Gunpowder State Park

When -- Sunday, 8:30 a.m.

What now? -- The Baltimore Road Runners Club offers an opportunity to enjoy the warm weather by running in a low-key trail race. Sign-up is available the morning of the race only, but the registration fee is only $2 for members and $6 for nonmem- bers. For information, contact Chris Cucuzzella at ccucuzzella@blakefield.loyola.edu.

Online -- brrc.com

Roller Derby

Charm City Roller Girls

Where -- Putty Hill Skateland, 8025 Belair Road, Baltimore

When -- Sunday, 6 p.m.

What now? -- If you're looking for something a little out of the ordinary this weekend, the Charm City Roller Girls present an exhibition doubleheader to open the 2006 season. Admission is $12, and tickets can be purchased on the Web site or at Atomic Books (1100 W. 36th St.) and Killer Trash (602 S. Broadway). The Web site calls the organization "the most exciting thing to hit Charm City since the crab cake." So let's get that straight. ... That's not Kevin Millar.

Online -- charmcityrollergirls.com

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