For those of us in the DC area, here's a blurb from WaPo sportswriter Dan Steinberg's blog:
Regardless of which date Stephen Strasburg debuted at Nats Park next homestand, it was going to be on MASN2, which has the entire six-game stint. This was unwelcome news to a bunch of my readers, who wanted to know why their Verizon FiOS service has MASN HD, but not MASN2 HD.
The short answer is that this is a FiOS issue, not a MASN issue. The network offers the MASN and MASN2 SD and HD signals to all of its 24 cable/satellite/fiber optic affiliates, and it's up to them to identify which channels they'll carry, according to a MASN spokesman.
So I then asked a FiOS spokesman, with a nod toward Strasburg's debut. Her response.
"While we may not have MASN2 HD in time for Stephen Strasburg's debut, it is one of the channels we're looking to add to the FiOS TV lineup soon."
If you look at MASN's provider list, you'll notice that there are a few other subscribers who won't have access to MASN2 HD (DISH Network folks, and a few other pockets of cable subscribers in farflung regions of Delaware, Virginia, Western Maryland, North Carolina and West Virginia). But for the close-in non-DISH people, everyone but FiOS subscribers should be set for MASN2 in HD.