Friday, July 6, 2012
Each ticket purchase includes $8 donation to the ALS Association's Washington, Maryland and Virginia chapter.
The Washington Nationals are teaming up with a nonprofit dedicated to fighting and raising awareness of Lou Gehrig's disease. The team is hosting ALS Awareness Night starting at 7:05 p.m. Friday with the first pitch of a home game against the Colorado Rockies. Tickets are $16. Each purchase includes an $8 donation to the ALS Association's Washington, Maryland and Virginia chapter. A person living with Lou Gehrig's disease will be on the field for the first pitch, and members of the ALS Association will be available to answer questions about the local chapter. Nationals' third baseman Ryan Zimmerman will receive the Lou Gehrig Memorial Award for his community service, according to a news release.
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Join us at 2 p.m. Thursday for a live blog with Washington Nationals blogger Patrick Reddington of Federal Baseball.
Robert Griffin III doesn't take an official snap under center for the Redskins for months. The Capitals were eliminated by the Rangers. The Wizards and their miserable season are long forgotten. But the Washington Nationals' season is in full swing and are off to a great start with ace Stephen Strasburg back to form and 19-year-old phenom Bryce Harper making his Major League debut. It's an exciting time to be a baseball fan in Washington. Join us at 2 p.m. Thursday where Patch editors and Washington Nationals blogger Patrick Reddington of Federal Baseball discuss the Nats and all things Major Leagues. What topics should we cover? Let us know in the comments ...
Friday, May 18, 2012
The surprise success of the Orioles and Nationals has the region buzzing.
The Orioles and Nationals "rivalry" has required quotations through the first few years of interleague play around the beltway. This year is different. Entering the three-game weekend set, beginning Friday night at Nationals Park, the two clubs are battling atop their divisions against clubs with star-studded rosters and larger payrolls. So as one of the most important series between these neighboring ball clubs gets underway, the Patch sites in the Maryland area are curious: who are you pulling for in this year's Battle of the Beltway? Are you cheering for Bryce Harper and the Nationals? Or are you behind Adam Jones and the Orioles? While we're at it, which team do you think stands the best chance of staying in the pennant race late into …
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Transit group: Postpone scheduled track work on Saturday.
Transit advocates are calling on Metro to postpone track maintenance scheduled for Saturday when Metrorail is expected to see an influx of riders to big games for Washington’s hockey and baseball teams. With the weather warming up, Saturday also is expected to be a busy day for tourists using the transit system to visit Washington. “With trains running only once every 24 minutes on most of the Red Line, and four stations shut on the Green Line, the system will not be able to meet the need for its services,” Action Committee for Transit President Tina Slater wrote in a letter sent Tuesday night to Metro General Manager Richard Sarles. The track work and two home games for DC sports teams could make the Saturday midday ride a long one for …
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Gallery: The Running Presidents prepare for the Nationals' home opener with a visit to Greenspring.
In their last public appearance before Thursday's home opener, Teddy, Tom and George visited Greenspring Retirement Community in Springfield, Va. Abe had another engagement. The Washington Nationals open their home season at Nationals Park at 1:05 p.m. Thursday against the Cincinnati Reds. The Nats are 4-2 on the season, having just won two games in their three-game series against the New York Mets. While at Greenspring, the president's ran their race—Tom won—then visited with residents and their guests. In addition to posing for pictures, Teddy, Tom and George flirted with the ladies, played cards with the residents, and shot some pool. Teddy "said" (with a thumbs-up) he's sure to win the president's race in the home opener. It would be …
Thursday, April 5, 2012
Patch blogger Steve Dingledine will be tweeting live from Wrigley Field as the Washington Nationals take on the the Chicago Cubs.
The Washington Nationals play their season opener against the Chicago Cubs today, just after 2 p.m. EST. Stoddert Elementary School teacher, Patch blogger and Nats fan Steve Dingledine will be sending live updates from the field before, during and after the game. Got a question? Have a comment or prediction about the team? Chime in with our live blog!
Do you think the Nats can make a playoff run?
It's been 159 days since a Washington Nationals game that counted has been played. But, thankfully, Thursday that will change as the Washington Nationals play the Chicago Cubs on opening day of the 2012 baseball season. So the question is, how do you think the Nationals will do this season?
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Richard Montgomery High alumnus was unhappy with his contract.
Jim Riggleman, a Richard Montgomery High School alumnus who had guided the Washington Nationals to a winning record through the season’s first 75 games, stunned baseball fans, media and club management alike as he abruptly resigned as the club’s manager following a 1-0 win over the Seattle Mariners at Nationals Park on Thursday afternoon. Meeting with media in the clubhouse following Thursday’s win, Riggleman cited the uncertainty of his contract as the reason behind his resignation. Riggleman said he was on a one-year contract with the club and some time ago had asked Nationals General Manager Mike Rizzo to have a conversation about his job status. “As we get to this point in the year, I mentioned it to Mike again. He said he’s not ready …
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Washington Nationals manager is a graduate of Richard Montgomery High.
Washington Nationals manager Jim Riggleman invoked the name of an iconic American painter when discussing his days as a boy in Rockville. "Growing up in Rockville in the 1960s, it was like a Norman Rockwell painting," Riggleman said in an exclusive interview with Rockville Patch before Saturday's game against the Florida Marlins. "I am sure a lot of people feel the same way about the town they grew up in," said Riggleman, who graduated from Richard Montgomery High. "It was a great community for children and there was interest in a lot of activities." In a recent interview with ESPN 980, Riggleman noted that former NFL star Mike Curtis, who played linebacker for the Baltimore Colts, Seattle Seahawks and Washington Redskins from 1965 to 1978…