Screech and the racing presidents invade Verizon Center

The Washington Nationals racing presidents joined new Nationals mascot Screech at the Verizon Center tonight for a basketball game between the last place Washington Wizards of the Eastern Conference and the last place Sacramento Kings of the West — a battle for pride which came down to the last shot. The visit to Verizon Center …

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Barack Obama to throw out the first pitch at Nationals home opener

Ben Goessling reports in Saturday’s Washington Times that president Barack Obama will throw out the first pitch at the Washington Nationals home opener against the Phillies on April 13. The Times cites a club source who spoke “on the condition of anonymity” because no announcement has been made. Team president Stan Kasten and various members … Continue reading Barack Obama to throw out the first pitch at Nationals home opener

Your chance to sing the National Anthem at Nationals Park

The Washington Nationals have announced that they will be hosting open auditions this Saturday, March 7 for those who wish to sing the National Anthem this season at Nationals Park. The first 100 performers to register through e-mail at anthem@nationals.com will have the opportunity to show the powers that be that they have the pipes … Continue reading Your chance to sing the National Anthem at Nationals Park

More from the new Screech’s Unveiling

Here’s more detail from Dan Steinberg’s D.C. Sports Bog about today’s snowed-in unveiling of the new Screech. Much is made of Screech’s “offseason growth spurt” which resulted in a slimmer, more nimble bird. Nationals in-game host Clint Kouhry tells Steinberg that Screech should give Teddy Roosevelt some advice on how to slim down. “That guy’s … Continue reading More from the new Screech’s Unveiling