Nats Have 2nd-Highest Proposal Costs
Sure, you can propose with some #Natitude, but it’ll cost ya. The Washington Nationals proposal costs ($1500) are only second to the LA Dodgers’ ($2500). Source: Swimmingly.com
Congress and Baseball
With the Nats home opener just a week away, we’re gearing up watching C-SPAN clips of politicians talking about baseball.
Hyper Hill: Room for Activities
President speaks at memorial service [Navy Yard] Winter classic coming to DC [hockey fans] This was a 1923 DC school bus [old] Football [loss], baseball [win] New Capital Bikeshare map tool [cruise] A lot happened this weekend. [Book Festival] [H Street Festival] [Fake Cronuts at the H Street Fest] [Nelson …
Through the Lens of Jeremy Art
Photo during last night’s rain delay at Nationals Park by Jeremy Art.
Happy Opening Day
Ready for some #Natitude. h/t Brian Johnson
Bryce Harper Plays Softball On the National Mall
Because this is normal for an MLB player. On his first off day as a Big Leaguer, and first day as a resident of Washington DC, Bryce Harper played softball on the Mall in front of the Washington Monument. [via Nats Enquirer] Very cool seeing Bryce enjoying himself around town. …
Stephen Strasburg Dresses Like Papa Smurf [Photo]
It’s about time this happened. The long standing tradition of rookie hazing day took place Sunday after the Nats 8-2 victory over Astros. The Washington Nationals’ veterans mandated that the “rookies” (term quite expanded in this case) to dress as Smurfs for the train ride to New York City, where …
Picture of the Week: Double Rainbow
Courtesy of Unpopped Collar.
Famous 5: Reasons to Go to a Nationals Game – that have nothing to do with baseball
As we shake off the rust of winter and embrace the new warmth of spring, few rites do so quite as well as a trip to the ballpark. However, the Nationals being the Nationals, it’s not terribly likely baseball is the only reason you’ll need to pony up your hard-earned …
Canal Park Finally Getting Underway
It’s been a long time coming. [riverfront] Work on southeast DC’s grand Canal Park will get underway next week, as general contractors begin the construction of the 3-block urban park that will be a centerpiece for the ballpark (Capitol Riverfront) neighborhood “by February 15th.” District of Columbia officials and representatives …
Knee-jerk reaction? [ATM] The pain associated with the loss of Adam Dunn to free agency was quickly replaced Sunday with the joy that came with the following announcement: the Nationals have signed free agent outfielder Jayson Werth to a reported seven-year, $126 million contract. Could pay off, we shall see.
There Were Elections Last Night
We missed them because it was Stras–mas here in DC. Here’s a recap: Everyone who claimed to be a “political expert” said Blanche Lincoln would lose. They were all wrong. [Bill Clinton still has it] We learned that Demon Sheep make great Senate campaign volunteers. [who knew?] Nikki Haley had …
Yeah. He’s that good. #Strasburg
Move over Lebron. Gannett’s Mike Lopresti: Stephen Strasburg’s dazzling debut as good as it gets With the baseball universe looking over his shoulder, and enough hype to make a Super Bowl jealous, he made one mistake in 94 pitches. He struck out the last seven batters he faced, the final two …
Happy Strasburg Day
Strasburg! Strasburg! Strasburg!Strasburg!Strasburg!Strasburg!Strasburg!Strasburg!Strasburg!Strasburg! … and on the 8th day … he pitched. We hope you enjoy the game tonight.
The Strasburg Wait is Nearly Over
One week, kids… [stoked] For everyone — his fans, his soon-to-be Nationals teammates and, perhaps most of all, Stephen Strasburg himself — the wait is nearly over. Strasburg, the phenom regarded as maybe the best pitching prospect of all time, will make his ravenously anticipated major league debut on June …