The presidential primaries have got nothing on the Washington Metro when it comes to negative advertising. Every day, I am bombarded by radio ads telling me that if I choose to drive to Nationals park, I will not find parking, miss the entire game, and regret it for the rest of my life. What’s wrong … Continue reading Parking at Nationals Park? Piece of Cake!
For the second straight day, Teddy Roosevelt took a big lead in the presidents race at Nationals Park, only to be tripped up by fan interference. In the 4th inning of today’s exciting 2-0 victory over the Chicago Cubs, Teddy dashed out once again in front of George, Tom, and Abe; but as he made … Continue reading Teddy Tripped Up Again – Is This a Trend?
Just when you thought you’d seen it all, when you thought Teddy had lost the presidents race in every conceivable way, comes the inconceivable at Nationals Park. On Saturday night in front of a restless crowd watching the Washington Nationals trail the Chicago Cubs by a score of 5-0 in the fourth inning, Teddy broke … Continue reading Panther Attacks Teddy Roosevelt During Presidents Race
Thanks Miss Chatter for capturing and sending me this additional footage from the broadcast. As you can see at the end of the clip, the Let Teddy Win! contingent was out last night. Comparing the 2 videos, it’s easy to see why fans on the first base line thought Teddy was robbed, while fans in … Continue reading Teddy, Teddy, Teddy…
Ask any struggling Nats hitter — when you’re in a slump, it’s easy to press too hard and attempt to do too much with one swing. Well, there’s no bigger slump than Teddy’s current losing streak, and tonight he succumbed to the pressure. While Will Nieves was cooking up his late game heroics to lead … Continue reading Teddy Caught Cheating, but the Nats Prevail
This weekend should draw huge crowds at Nationals Park starting with tonight’s game against the Chicago Cubs, and the warm weather plus some well-timed heroics by Felipe Lopez may be just the thing the Nationals needed to spark a turnaround. This is a long homestand, and Nationals fans have probably started to figure out that … Continue reading Just What the Doctor Ordered
Nationals fans had high hopes that the Pope Benedict XVI might leave behind some holy mojo for the home team after presiding over mass at Nationals Park just a few days ago. Unfortunately, Mets pitcher Johan Santana had other ideas, scattering 7 hits and ruining another good outing by Nationals pitcher Tim Redding to kick … Continue reading No Divine Intervention at Nationals Park
Today Marc Fisher at the Washington Post offers a very nice nod to the Nationals blog community, and recognizes Chris Needham of Capitol Punishment as Blogger of the Month. That and $3.99 might get Chris a grande iced caramel macchiatto at the Alexandria Starbucks, but the point is that I am proud to be among … Continue reading Kudos to Chris Needham and the Natosphere
Attendance has been weak at Nationals Park. The reason is because the team has “gone negative” with their representations of transportation, and created the impression that the new park is hard to get to. Continue reading The Nationals’ Big Marketing Mistake
With George, Tom, and Abe having each won one of the first three presidents races at Nationals Park, and the snakebitten Washington Nationals coming into the evening on a 6-game skid, the question on the mind of Nats fans was whether they would see the end of somebody’s losing streak tonight against the Florida Marlins. … Continue reading Losing Streaks Continue at Nationals Park
Last week I wrote about 5 things I love about the new Nationals Park. Truth be told, I could have gone on to list dozens more items, from food to views to little design details, but most of these things have been well documented by the press. Perhaps the best compliment I could give to … Continue reading Five Things That Need Work at Nationals Park
Would you like a free Let Teddy Win t-shirt? I am looking for 1 or 2 season ticket holders to help me make sure the Presidents Race Standings are kept up to date. Unfortunately, my travel schedule does not allow me to attend every home game. If you can commit to helping throughout the season … Continue reading Join the Presidents Race Team, Get a Free T-Shirt
The Washington Nationals have announced that they will offer behind-the-scenes tours of Nationals Park on non-game days beginning Saturday, April 19. Adult tickets cost $15.00 and go on sale this morning, April 7 at 10:00am. The 75-minute guided tour of Nationals Park promises an “up close and personal” view of the the Washington Nationals’ home … Continue reading Nationals Park Tour Tickets Go On Sale This Morning
According to a press release from ESPN today, the March 30 opening day game at Nationals Park set an all-time record for ESPN network opening day telecasts. Atlanta at Washington on March 30 in the debut of Nationals Park – averaged 2,700,000 households and 3,656,000 viewers to become the most-viewed Opening Night ever on ESPN … Continue reading Nationals Park Opening Night Sets ESPN Record
If you didn’t score tickets to opening day and can’t wait to see Nationals Park, here’s your chance. Today the Washington Nationals announced an open house at Nationals Park with email invitations sent to subscribers of the “Nationals Insider” email list. Though the team is playing on the road this week, Nationals Park will be … Continue reading Nationals Park Open House This Friday & Saturday