Teddy Roosevelt gives up lead to antagonize Phillies fans

“Take Back the Park” weekend continued on Saturday afternoon as a near-sellout crowd filled Nationals Park to see the Nats take on the Phillies. As expected, buses from Philadelphia were lined up outside the Park, and the fans they brought made a lot more noise than they had the night before. Most notable were the …

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Racing Presidents help christen “Natitude Park,” but Nats still don’t Let Teddy Win

When the Washington Nationals introduced their much-misunderstood “Take Back the Park” program in February, and followed it in March with their 2012 Natitude marketing campaign, they put a lot on the line. In shining a spotlight on past indignities, team president Andy Feffer left little room for error.  A poor start by the team or an … Continue reading Racing Presidents help christen “Natitude Park,” but Nats still don’t Let Teddy Win

Nats release tickets to Phillies series for DC fans only

The Washington Nationals will begin taking registrations this morning for single-game tickets to just one home series — the May 4-6 games vs. the Philadelphia Phillies at Nationals Park. The catch? You have to live in DC, Maryland, or Virginia. The move was announced this morning on MLB.com, where the Nats have posted a registration … Continue reading Nats release tickets to Phillies series for DC fans only

Phillies fan ejected for punching Thomas Jefferson during presidents race

It wasn’t a complete invasion, but busloads of Philadelphia fans were among the 24,875 at Nationals Park Thursday night to see Cliff Lee and Jordan Zimmermann go at it in the final game of the Nationals’ series vs. the Phillies. The notorious boo-birds have earned a reputation for importing disruptive behavior to Nationals Park, and … Continue reading Phillies fan ejected for punching Thomas Jefferson during presidents race

Presidents to race Ringling Bros. clowns Wednesday night

When the Philadelphia Phillies come to Nationals Park, the clowns usually follow, and Wednesday night will be no exception. The Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus hits town this week with a 17-show run beginning Thursday at the Patriot Center. To kick off the festivities, the troupe will be in attendance tomorrow night as … Continue reading Presidents to race Ringling Bros. clowns Wednesday night

George Washington pays tribute to The Masters

On the opening day of the Masters golf tournament, George Washington and the Nationals’ racing presidents decided to pay tribute with a little 4-man golf scramble during the 4th-inning presidents race this afternoon at Nationals Park. Emerging from the centerfield starting gate with golf ball and club in hand, George went first, hitting the ball … Continue reading George Washington pays tribute to The Masters

Teddy is disqualified for “Unauthorized Use of a Feline”

It was a beautiful night at Nationals Park, with a game time temperature of 73 degrees and a crowd of 17,153 on hand to watch a classic pitchers’ duel between the Nationals’ John Lannan and the Philadelphia Phillies’ Pedro Martinez. With the Nationals up 1-0 in the 4th inning and Lannan cruising through the World … Continue reading Teddy is disqualified for “Unauthorized Use of a Feline”

Screech and the Oriole Bird to kick off Battle of the Beltways at ESPN Zone

The hot-hitting Washington Nationals return to Nationals Park tomorrow to kick off an 11-game homestand that should feature plenty of fireworks, starting with the world champion Philadelphia Phillies and ending Memorial Day weekend with the “Battle of the Beltways” against the Baltimore Orioles. As he did last season, the Oriole Bird will spend the weekend … Continue reading Screech and the Oriole Bird to kick off Battle of the Beltways at ESPN Zone

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

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