Posted on November 11, 2010 by Presidents Race Fan
As anticipated, the Washington Nationals revealed their new uniforms Wednesday night at a Nationals Park fashion show featuring members of the team.
The new Nationals Uniforms offered few surprises, with a new emphasis on the Curly W logo, and many other small changes including the elimination of the gold trim around the lettering and numbers.
Focus on the Curly W as the major identity of the team is a good move, but lost in most of the coverage is the elimination of the block “Nationals” that has adorned the team’s jersey’s since its inaugural season.
I’m going to miss it, but it’s a good PR move, in that it should help the team finally put the 2009 “Natinals” misspelling incident behind them forever.
Great comprehensive coverage of the event over at Nats News Network.
Flickr photo courtesy of Miss Chatter.
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Posted on May 4, 2009 by Presidents Race Fan
When the Nationals issued misspelled uniforms (spelled “Natinals” instead of Nationals) to two players on April 17, the blogs jumped on it, but I don’t think any of us thought the story would still be making news two weeks later.
In fact, with the team getting off to such a rough start, the Washington Nationals’ uniform mistake has gotten more national coverage than the team itself. National sports news, numerous talk shows, and even the Today Show siezed on the misspelled uniform as symbol of the team’s early ineptitude.
The day Tony Kornheiser called for somebody to be fired, Majestic Athletic, which provides the team’s uniforms, was forced to issue a public apology for the mishap.
To their credit, the Nationals have not hidden from the gaff, and used the opportunity to offer up the now-famous mistakes at Saturday night’s annual Washington Nationals Dream Foundation gala. The misspelled jersey worn by Adam Dunn fetched $8,000 — the highest price of the night.
But was the whole “misspelled” uniform a mistake? Not according to CafePress, which now has on display “Natinals” jerseys and shirts with the caption “No ‘O’ In Here,” a great reminder that at least we’re not the Orioles.
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Posted on April 17, 2009 by Presidents Race Fan
As was first reported by the intrepid Chico Harlan, for several innings of tonight’s game vs. the Florida Marlins at Nationals Park, Nationals players Adam Dunn and Ryan Zimmerman sported uniforms with the word “Nationals” misspelled. The “o” was missing, making it “Natinals”, as you can see in this image from the broadcast.
The players switched jerseys mid-game after the error was noticed.
[May update: the story won't die]
The game was a heartbreaker, with Joel Hanrahan blowing his first save opportunity in the 9th inning. The 4th inning presidents race offered no theatrics — just a convincing wire-to-wire victory for Thomas Jefferson, with Teddy pulling up the rear.
Video courtesy of YouTube member lfahome
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