Heading to Nationals Park in 2019? Download these new apps first.

The Washington Nationals’ historically busy offseason has drawn much attention in baseball circles for GM Mike Rizzo’s high-profile signings and trades that addressed every perceived area of need on the field. But fans heading to Nationals Park beginning next week are advised to turn their attention off the field for a moment and take note …

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New food, seven bobbleheads, and the return of fireworks highlight Nationals changes and promotion schedule for 2019

The Washington Nationals revealed their 2019 promotion/giveaway schedule today (weeks earlier than usual), featuring a bump in the number of popular bobblehead dolls that so many fans look forward to annually. After offering only three bobbleheads two years ago, the team has equaled it’s historical high of seven bobblehead giveaways, including first-ever bobbleheads for outfielders Juan … Continue reading New food, seven bobbleheads, and the return of fireworks highlight Nationals changes and promotion schedule for 2019

In perfect game 5 metaphor, Nats racing presidents trade leads in lengthy, confusing obstacle course

The Washington Post’s Tom Boswell called the Nats’ final playoff game of 2017 an exhilarating, exhausting, donnybrook that “staggers even the baseball imagination.” The Nationals 9-8 deciding game 5 loss to the Chicago Cubs was a marathon filled with improbable and confusing twists and turns that were hard to process for many in attendance. So in … Continue reading In perfect game 5 metaphor, Nats racing presidents trade leads in lengthy, confusing obstacle course

Washington Nationals Fans revive #Natsride hashtag to help each other get home after Thursday’s late playoff game

UPDATE: On Thursday, Pepco parent Exelon has funded an additional hour of operating time for the Metro. Times have been updated below.  The Washington Nationals return to DC Thursday for a deciding NLDS playoff game 5 vs. the Chicago Cubs. However, with an announced start time of 8:08pm, just over 4 hours before the last … Continue reading Washington Nationals Fans revive #Natsride hashtag to help each other get home after Thursday’s late playoff game

Video: Fans sacrifice rubber chicken outside Nationals Park in advance of pivotal NLDS playoff game 4

After Monday’s come-from-behind victory by the Chicago Cubs over the Washington Nationals in the National League Division Series playoffs, fans gathered outside Nationals Park in Washington at noon Tuesday to try to do their part to exorcise the team’s playoff demons. Nationals fan “Rubber Chicken Man” Hugh Kaufman led the ancient kaporos ritual as he … Continue reading Video: Fans sacrifice rubber chicken outside Nationals Park in advance of pivotal NLDS playoff game 4

After 2-1 playoff loss, fans plan chicken sacrifice Tuesday outside Nationals Park

For the first time in more than two years, there will be a chicken sacrifice at Nationals Park. Longtime readers are familiar with the ritual performed by Hugh Kaufman, aka the Washington Nationals’ “Rubber Chicken Man,” whenever the team has run into a string of bad “juju.” “There hasn’t been a chicken sacrifice in the … Continue reading After 2-1 playoff loss, fans plan chicken sacrifice Tuesday outside Nationals Park

Nationals Park to add specialty food items for 2017 playoffs

The Washington Nationals have added an extensive menu of fall specialty items to be available exclusively during the 2017 postseason beginning this Friday at Nationals Park. Here’s a rundown of what to expect, and where you can find it: The Fall Classic Grilled Cheese What is it: Grilled Cheese with braised short rib, baby arugula, pickled … Continue reading Nationals Park to add specialty food items for 2017 playoffs

New Nationals Park Dugout Club should be hot seats, in more ways than one

UPDATED: The Washington Nationals completed installation of an exclusive new section of seats at Nationals Park just in time to reveal them at Tuesday’s annual media day. With just eight seats, the new “Dugout Club” will be the smallest section of the park, available exclusively to members of the new MGM National Harbor casino’s MLife Rewards program. … Continue reading New Nationals Park Dugout Club should be hot seats, in more ways than one

Nationals offer season planholders option to purchase all promotion items for the season

The Washington Nationals introduced a program on Thursday offering all season plan holders the opportunity to purchase vouchers for each of the team’s twelve promotional/giveaway items for the 2017 season. For $100 each (plus $9 in fees), season plan holders may purchase up to two booklets containing vouchers which may be redeemed for each of … Continue reading Nationals offer season planholders option to purchase all promotion items for the season

Taft “retiring” to Palm Beach as well, leaving original Rushmore racing presidents at Nationals Park

Washington Nationals racing president William Howard Taft will arrive this weekend at the Ball Park of the Palm Beaches and stay for good, joining the other “retired” racing presidents Herbert Hoover and Calvin Coolidge in their new home in West Palm Beach. According to a report in the The Palm Beach Post, the Nats have made … Continue reading Taft “retiring” to Palm Beach as well, leaving original Rushmore racing presidents at Nationals Park

Nationals 2017 Promotion Schedule: Fewer Bobbleheads, more special events, plus action figures, snow globes and more

As promised, the Washington Nationals revealed their 2017 promotion/giveaway schedule this morning, and while there are many creative new promotions in store, it was surprisingly bereft of the bobblehead dolls that so many fans look forward to annually. Previous years have featured as many as six or seven bobblehead giveaways. In 2017, there will be … Continue reading Nationals 2017 Promotion Schedule: Fewer Bobbleheads, more special events, plus action figures, snow globes and more

New safety netting, food, in-game entertainment, and racing presidents merch among changes at Nationals Park in 2016 (photos)

Washington Nationals fans and players gave several changes to the Nationals Park experience a test run on Friday as the Nationals played the first of two preseason exhibition games against the Minnesota Twins in advance of Monday’s season opener in Atlanta. Among the most talked-about changes was the new safety netting strung from section 116 to … Continue reading New safety netting, food, in-game entertainment, and racing presidents merch among changes at Nationals Park in 2016 (photos)

Fans choice bobblehead voting now open – Here are the choices

The Washington Nationals have revealed the choices and opened the voting for the “fans choice” bobblehead giveaway scheduled for Friday night, September 9. Fans can choose from among 30 players, including many who will not likely make the 25-man roster, but NOT third baseman Anthony Rendon (who has previously had a gnome but not a bobblehead). … Continue reading Fans choice bobblehead voting now open – Here are the choices