Monday, April 1, 2013
Fans flocked to Nationals Park for opening day of the 2013 MLB season.
The Washington Nationals won their home opener against the Miami Marlins with a score of 2-0, thanks to Bryce Harper's two home runs. The Nationals started their 2013 Major League Baseball season with Stephen Strasburg on the mound and enthusiasm buzzing in the stands. Before the game began, Allen Hewitt, a Washington, DC, resident, was waiting for his buddy to arrive. The two always go to the home opener together. "I haven't missed an opener since they've been back," said Hewitt, who also "vaguely remembers" attending a game at Griffin stadium. Hewitt said this year he is looking for "consistency" from his Washington Nationals after last year's injuries. Billy Jones brought his daughter, Courtney, and son, Tyler, to DC from Carroll County…
Saturday, March 30, 2013
The Washington Nationals enter the 2013 Major League Baseball season as favorites to win the World Series thanks to Stephen Strasburg, Bryce Harper and some important new additions.
Major League Baseball opens its season Sunday and the Washington Nationals are an Opening Day favorite to win the World Series. The Nats, winners of the National League East division in 2012, begin a 2013 season heavy with expectations on Monday when they host the Miami Marlins at Nationals Park. First pitch is at 1:05 p.m. • Opening Day ticket information for the Washington Nationals With the deepest pitching staff in baseball anchored by standouts Stephen Strasburg, Gio Gonzalez and Jordan Zimmermann, and a strong lineup that should be buoyed by 20-year-old prodigy Bryce Harper—the 2012 National League Rookie of the Year—entering his first full big league season, baseball experts are high on the Nats. World Series Bound? Sports …
Friday, March 22, 2013
One family has given their bathroom a Nats-themed makeover, Curbed DC reports.
You would have to be a pretty big Nats fan to theme your bathroom after the baseball team, and one Bethesda family has done just that, Curbed DC reports. Case Design was behind the re-model, which includes decorative broken bats from the stadium, a mock home plate and grass-colored tile, and a Nats signature "W" and stadium map on the shower tiles. Read the full story at Curbed DC. What do you think of the design? Have you paid homage to your favorite sports team in a unique way? Tell us in the comments.
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
The Washington Nationals announced Friday on Twitter that a new presidential mascot would join George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and Teddy Roosevelt for the 2013 baseball season.
Looks like it'll be harder for Teddy to win the Nationals Presidential Mascot race, now that the Nationals announced Friday that they would be adding a fifth president to the race: William Howard Taft, Politco reported. According to the Let Teddy Win blog, "Bill" as he'll be known during the race had a 35-to-1 chance to be the new mascot. John F. Kennedy was the favorite, the blog reported. Bill will take on his predecessor, Teddy, every fourth-inning race when the Washington-based baseball team plays at home, but hopefully will have better results. Last October, after losing more than 500 times, Teddy won a race, according to NPR. Bill even tweeted at Teddy on Jan. 26: Listen up, @teddy26nats - we've run against each other in the past, …
Sunday, October 7, 2012
In honor of DC's first baseball postseason since 1933, we pay homage to a legend of the game.
The Washington Nationals today begin their postseason quest for DC’s first World Series championship since 1924, when Walter “The Big Train” Johnson was the ace of the Washington Senators pitching staff. The legendary right-hander is buried at the Rockville Cemetery on Baltimore Road.
Friday, October 5, 2012
It's been more than 40 years since DC region had a winning baseball team.
Friday, October 5, 2012
By Matthew Owings, Capital News Service This year will be forever known as the season of resurgence for Washington and Baltimore baseball, as the Nationals and Orioles are both headed for the playoffs. Not since 1969 had baseball teams from the two cities—back then it was the Orioles and Senators—both finished with a winning record. The 1969 Orioles went 109-53; the Senators 86-76. "I'm not much of a history buff," said Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson, thinking back to his playing days in 1969 with the Baltimore Orioles. "I know it was a great year for Baltimore, even though we lost." Johnson, who played for the Orioles from 1965 to 1972, should know. "I made the last out [in the World Series]," quipped Johnson, whose Birds …
Third-party tickets can be as much as $30,000.
The Washington Nationals and Baltimore Orioles have both secured playoff spots, which means there will be October (and maybe November) baseball in the area. If you are not a season ticket holder, or weren’t lucky enough to purchase playoff pre-sale tickets from the individual teams, you will probably have to go to a secondary ticket company, Craigslist or other places. What can you expect to pay for playoff tickets? Let’s compare regular season and post-season baseball ticket prices: Team Regular Season Ticket Price Range Post-Season Ticket Price Range, Team Website Post-Season Ticket Price Range, Third-Party Website Baltimore Orioles $15 - $48 $20 - $100 (Wild Card/Division Series) $40 - $175 (League Championship Series) $70 - $305 (…
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Baseball's postseason kicks off this weekend.
Major League Baseball's 2012 regular season is officially in the books, and for the first time ever, the Washington Nationals and the Baltimore Orioles are both in the playoffs. The Nats wrapped up the top seed in the National League yesterday with a 5-1 win over the Philadelphia Phillies, taking them to 98-64 on the season. They'll go on the road Sunday to face the winner of Friday's one-game wild card playoff between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Atlanta Braves. The best-of-five National League Division Series will then come to Washington Wednesday for one to three games, depending on how many wins each team racks up. The winner of that round will face the winner of San Francisco and Cincinnati for a World Series berth. The O's, …
Teddy Roosevelt wins Presidents' Race at Nats game Wednesday.
Washington Nationals fans had another reason to celebrate when Teddy Roosevelt won the Presidents' Race for the first time ever during the Nats' regular-season finale against the Phillies Wednesday afternoon. Teddy's inability to win a Presidents' Race has been a long-standing joke among Nats fans. After more than 500 attempts since the Presidents' Race debuted at RFK Stadium in the summer of 2006, the giant-headed mascot depicting the 26th president finally finished first, The Washington Post's "DC Sports Bog" reported. #Teddyin2012 instantly became a trending topic on Twitter nationwide. Patch has compiled tweets from a few Nats fans and other people reacting to Teddy's win. Take a look at these tweets below: I'm just getting warmed up…
Monday, October 1, 2012
There's plenty of baseball yet to be played, but for the first time ever, a Nationals-Orioles World Series is a real possibility.
It's been 15 years since the Baltimore-Washington area fielded a Major League Baseball team with a winning record, let alone sent one to the postseason. But as of the final out in last night's Rangers-Angels game, the Orioles—improbably, unfathomably—became the second playoff-bound ballclub in the corridor, clinching at least a wild card spot for the first time this century. Their 6-3 win over Boston earlier in the day also kept the O's tied with the New York Yankees for first place in the American League East. The Nationals' shining moment came 10 days earlier as Washington closed the deal on a postseason berth with a 4-1 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers. This year marks just the second time the organization has made the playoffs and its…