Until the 4th inning, it was looking pretty good for both the Washington Nationals and Teddy Roosevelt on opening day at Nationals Park. Then the bottom fell out. Pitcher John Lannan lost control in the top of the 4th, gave up the lead, and let the Phillies bat around the order. Teddy too, looked good … Continue reading Opening day disaster for the Nats and Teddy
The Washington Nationals today announced that 2010 individual game tickets will go on sale Tuesday, March 2, and published the Nationals Park game day promotion/giveaway schedule for 2010. Highlights this season include bobblehead nights for Ryan Zimmerman, Nyjer Morgan, and a “fan choice” which will be determined by an online and in-the-park poll. In addition … Continue reading Nationals Promotion/Giveaway Schedule for 2010
I’m not one to mention myself in this blog, but today’s going to be an exception. You see, I’ve had September 10 circled on the calendar since the spring, when tickets were first distributed to Washington Nationals season ticket holders. I was traveling that week, and my email lit up with messages from friends. The … Continue reading Season ticket holders, see you tonight!
The Washington Nationals have put George, Tom, Abe, and Teddy to work to build buzz around town for the current homestand. Yesterday, Teddy Roosevelt was spotted with Washington Nationals co-host Yolanda Makle outside the Gallery Place Metro station, handing out discount coupons for the weekend series against the Baltimore Orioles. Today Makle reports via Twitter … Continue reading Watch for racing presidents in pedicabs today
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
The Washington Nationals today announced that almost all 2009 individual game tickets will go on sale Tuesday, March 3, and revealed the Nationals Park game day promotion/giveaway schedule for 2009. In addition to the known dates and giveaways listed below, the “popular post-game events” such as Friday Night Fireworks and Sunday Kids Run the Bases … Continue reading Nationals Promotion / Giveaway Schedule for 2009
New Nationals uniforms were unveiled in a ceremony this afternoon at ESPN Zone in downtown DC. Nationals radio broadcaster Charlie Slowes was on hand along with manager Manny Acta, outfielder Lastings Milledge, and members of the Nat Pack to show off changes which included new home white uniforms and new home red uniforms with minor … Continue reading New Nationals Uniforms
New York Mets losing pitcher Nelson Figueroa, after last night’s 10-4 defeat at the hands of the Washington Nationals, called the Nationals players — led by Elijah Dukes — “truly unprofessional” for cheering loudly from the visitor’s dugout at Shea Stadium. “They were cheerleading in the dugout like a bunch of softball girls,” Figueroa, said. … Continue reading Since When Was Cheering Unprofessional?
Blogger Chris Needham has has hung up his keyboard after almost 4 years at the helm of Capitol Punishment. Chris’s blog was required daily reading by every Nationals blogger, beat writer, and team executive (not necessarily in that order). This is going to really sink in the next time Jimbo pulls the trigger on a … Continue reading Goodbye to the Best Nationals Blog
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
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
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
Followers of the Washington Nationals know that local businessman Fred Malek played a big role in bringing baseball back to Washington, DC. He is well connected in the worlds of business, politics, and baseball, having once been, among other things, part-owner of the Texas Rangers baseball team. I had the priviledge of sitting by Malek … Continue reading Fred Malek, Presidents Race Fan …who knew?
It’s been rumored that Stan Kasten is considering adding more presidents to the presidents race at Nationals Park in 2008. Could this be part of The Plan to make the team younger as they seek to build a champion? Teddy Roosevelt is currently the youngest of the racing presidents, but he was born 149 years … Continue reading The Washington Nationals Got Younger. Will They Be Better?
When I first saw the cozy right field dimensions of the new Nationals Park, my first thought was “if their averages don’t improve at least we’ll see more home runs from Ryan Church and Brian Schneider.” Well, today the Washington Nationals announced that they had traded Brian Schneider and Ryan Church to the New York … Continue reading Washington Nationals Trade All Their Left-Handed Starters