Teddy and the Nats pause to celebrate Earth Day

Tonight the Washington Nationals celebrated Earth Day at Nationals Park by effectively conserving energy for nine innings. By scattering their six hits over an efficient 2 hours and 30 minutes, the home team wasted an equally efficient seven shutout innings by starter John Lannan. With the score tied 0-0, the door was left open for …

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Presidents race with hockey sticks, Slapshot sits in as referee

With the Washington Capitals on the road for their playoff series against the New York Rangers, their mascot Slapshot made a guest appearance at Nationals Park tonight, filling in for the Nationals’ own eagle mascot Screech as referee for the 4th-inning presidents race. The racing presidents paid their own tribute to the Caps, running tonight’s … Continue reading Presidents race with hockey sticks, Slapshot sits in as referee

Washington Natinals? Nats’ uniforms misspelled.

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 … Continue reading Washington Natinals? Nats’ uniforms misspelled.

Nats get first victory of the season — Not so for Teddy

On a beautiful spring night at Nationals Park, 20,000 fans witnessed a display of the Washington Nationals new power as they grabbed their first victory of the season tonight in an 8-2 drubbing of the Philadelphia Phillies. Alas, Teddy Roosevelt did not join the Nationals in the win column. Unlike opening day, Teddy did participate … Continue reading Nats get first victory of the season — Not so for Teddy

Nationals offer Teddy fans half price tickets for current Nationals homestand through 4/22

This morning the Washington Nationals offered a coupon code “for Teddy’s friends”: Order at Nationals.com using Coupon Code “TEDDY” and get half-price tickets in select seating sections through the remainder of the current Nationals Park homestand. This includes today’s and tomorrow’s games vs. the Phillies, the weekend series vs. the Florida Marlins, and next week’s … Continue reading Nationals offer Teddy fans half price tickets for current Nationals homestand through 4/22

Racing presidents attend White House easter egg roll before opening day game

It was indeed a busy day for the Washington Nationals racing presidents. While Nats fans were lining up for the opening day festivities at Nationals Park, the racing presidents were across town, further cementing their new roll as DC-area icons. For the third straight year, George, Tom, Abe, and Teddy were invited to participate in … Continue reading Racing presidents attend White House easter egg roll before opening day game

Teddy plays the spoiler on opening day at Nationals Park

The largest crowd in Nationals Park history showed up today to witness an opening day game that was filled with promise, but was ultimately jinxed both on and off the field. On the field, some fine performances by the young Nationals roster were eclipsed by dropped balls, errant throws, and hit batsmen, leading ultimately to … Continue reading Teddy plays the spoiler on opening day at Nationals Park

Opening day jinx?

Dear Readers, I am on my way back from opening day at Nationals Park, where the team appeared to be jinxed on the field, and unfortunately up in the stands, I suffered a personal jinx of my own. I realized after walking into the park that my camera battery had been left in the charger … Continue reading Opening day jinx?

Obama will not throw out the first pitch at Nats opener Monday

The White House has told the Washington Times that president Barack Obama will not be available to throw out the first pitch at the Washington Nationals home opener Monday at Nationals Park. It had been previously reported that Barack Obama would attend, provided his schedule didn’t change because of world events. The Nationals have avoided … Continue reading Obama will not throw out the first pitch at Nats opener Monday