DC Sports Bog: Nationals Park


Posted at 09:33 AM ET, 03/28/2014

‘Interactive wall’ will mask construction site at Nats Park

Nats turn construction zone into a place for photos.

By Scott Allen  |  09:33 AM ET, 03/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nationals, Nationals Park

Posted at 04:51 PM ET, 03/27/2014

Nationals Park to feature new food items

Crab and vegetarian options highlight the new food additions for 2014.

By Scott Allen  |  04:51 PM ET, 03/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Food, Nationals Park

Posted at 02:57 PM ET, 10/08/2013

Leonsis on D.C. Winter Classic location: 'I think Nats Park would be a natural place'

The Caps owner couldn't commit to a game inside the beltway.

By Sarah Kogod  |  02:57 PM ET, 10/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps, Nationals Park, Ted Leonsis, Winter Classic

Posted at 11:25 AM ET, 03/29/2013

Jayson Werth banner replaces Ryan Zimmerman banner at Nats Park

A banner of Jayson Werth's magic playoff moment has replaced Ryan Zimmerman's walk-off at Nationals Park.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:25 AM ET, 03/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jayson Werth, Nationals Park, Nats, Ryan Zimmerman

Posted at 10:42 AM ET, 10/12/2012

Nats fans line up for standing room tickets

Here's what the line looked like outside Nats Park Friday morning, plus other bits of Natitude

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:42 AM ET, 10/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nationals Park, Natitude, Nats

Posted at 04:13 PM ET, 09/25/2012

‘Teddy in 2012’ series coming

With a series in his honor coming, the racing mascot was seen training with the Army at Fort McNair.

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:13 PM ET, 09/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Teddy Roosevelt, Presidents Race, Nationals Park

Posted at 03:36 PM ET, 09/24/2012

A look at the Sun Monster

Want to imagine what it’s like trying to catch a baseball in center field of Nats Park during a matinee? Check this out.

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:36 PM ET, 09/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Sun Monster, Bryce Harper, Jayson Werth, Nationals Park

Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 09/24/2012

David Gregory and Bruce Springsteen shout out the Nats

The Meet the Press host shows off his Playoffs hat, and the singer mentions the baseball team at Nats Park.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:40 PM ET, 09/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  David Gregory, Wolf Blitzer, Bruce Springsteen, Nationals Park

Posted at 04:44 PM ET, 09/20/2012

Lou Diamond Phillips at the Nats game

Just can’t keep celebrities away from Nationals Park nowadays. They’re everywhere. Like the political reporters.

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:44 PM ET, 09/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Lou Diamond Phillips, Nationals Park

Posted at 10:26 PM ET, 09/05/2012

Nats announce they’ll limit season-ticket sales in 2013

A letter from the Lerner family sets a 20,000-seat cap on next year's season ticket sales.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:26 PM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Lerner family, Nationals Park, Natitude

Posted at 02:31 PM ET, 09/05/2012

The Nats and the wave

Fans seem split on whether Nats Park should banish the wave, so we got a few players to chime in.

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:31 PM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Nationals Park, Drew Storen, Ryan Mattheus, Tyler Clippard, John Lannan, Craig Stammen

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 08/03/2012

The Nats are playing ‘Nuts About the Nats’

Cheeseball anthem from 2008 is now a Nats Park staple, which is awesome.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:36 PM ET, 08/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Nationals Park, Charlie Brotman

Posted at 04:35 PM ET, 08/02/2012

Joe Biden adds to list of Nats’ high-powered visitors

Veep joins at least five Supreme Court justices and five Cabinet members in visiting the home of the first-place Nats.

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:35 PM ET, 08/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Nationals Park, Supreme Court, Joe Biden, Natitude

Posted at 09:13 AM ET, 08/01/2012

Morning pixels: Nats set July attendance mark

Having settled in first place for weeks, the Nats are now setting franchise attendance marks.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:13 AM ET, 08/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Caps, Nats, Redskins | Tags:  Nationals Park, Ryan Zimmerman, Bryce Harper, Alex Ovechkin, Mike Shanahan, Kirk Cousins

Posted at 11:13 AM ET, 07/31/2012

Nats will offer 2012 playoff ticket option to 2013 season ticket holders

Team is leveraging this season’s success to drive up next season’s ticket holding base.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:13 AM ET, 07/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Nationals Park, Natitude

Posted at 09:48 AM ET, 07/31/2012

Morning pixels: The Phillies are coming

The first time they visited D.C. this season, Nats fans were told to Take Back the Park. This time, they can stifle laughter.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:48 AM ET, 07/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats, Redskins | Tags:  Leonard Hankerson, Nationals Park

Posted at 01:39 PM ET, 07/13/2012

First-half Natitude, in pictures

The Nats’ surge into first place has led to team spirit among a bunch of happy fans.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:39 PM ET, 07/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Nationals Park, Natitude

Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 07/12/2012

Mark Lerner on the Nats’ first-half attendance

With the Nats set for their best-attended season since 2005, principal owner says ‘it’ll get tougher to get tickets as the season goes on.’

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:40 PM ET, 07/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Mark Lerner, Nationals Park

Posted at 10:34 AM ET, 07/11/2012

Nats wounded warriors and the celebrity softball game

Wearing a Curly W cap, Matt Kinsey went 3-for-3 and earned MVP honors at the MLB celebrity softball game.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:34 AM ET, 07/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Gio Gonzalez, Wounded Warriors, Nationals Park

Posted at 02:05 PM ET, 07/05/2012

The Nationals on their popularity in D.C.

Ryan Zimmerman confirms that the public reaction players receive is different than during the 100-loss years.

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:05 PM ET, 07/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Nationals Park, Natitude, Ryan Zimmerman, Gio Gonzalez, Drew Storen

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 07/05/2012

Nats will use 1924 baseball before turn back the clock night

With the team outfitted in uniforms from the World Series year, the first pitch will involve a World Series ball.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:02 PM ET, 07/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Phil Wood, Nationals Park, Walter Johnson

Posted at 11:07 AM ET, 07/05/2012

July 4th Natitude

With attendance booming, Nats fans are acting increasingly weird. Natitude, or whatever.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:07 AM ET, 07/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Natitude, Nationals Park

Posted at 10:16 PM ET, 07/03/2012

Nats put 1924 throwbacks on sale at team store

Get a World Series replica jersey with a 19-year old’s name on it for $125 this week.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:16 PM ET, 07/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Nationals Park

Posted at 03:50 PM ET, 06/28/2012

Nats will wear 1924 uniforms on turn-back-the-clock night

July 5 game against the Giants will also feature throwback scorecards, and cheap-o refreshments.

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:50 PM ET, 06/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Nationals Park, Washington Senators

Posted at 10:24 AM ET, 06/28/2012

Nats merchandise sales up 60 percent

The team’s record and TV ratings aren’t the only things way up over the past 12 months.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:24 AM ET, 06/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Nationals Park, Andy Feffer

Posted at 09:50 AM ET, 06/18/2012

Steve McCatty coaching Steve Urkel

Before Jaleel White threw out the first pitch on Saturday, he got some top-level Nats coaching.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:50 AM ET, 06/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Steve Urkel, Steve McCatty, Nationals Park, Natitude

Posted at 09:18 AM ET, 06/18/2012

Batting stance guy makes Nats trading cards

While hosting a charity event for Ryan Zimmerman, the famous impersonator busts out some large trading cards.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:18 AM ET, 06/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Batting Stance Guy, Nationals Park, Ryan Zimmerman, Bryce Harper, Stephen Strasburg, Jayson Werth

Posted at 08:29 AM ET, 06/18/2012

Morning pixels: John Sterling on Nats fans

When some of the home team fans took off during extra innings Saturday, the Yankees’ radio team was not impressed.

By Dan Steinberg  |  08:29 AM ET, 06/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Nationals Park, John Sterling, Natitude, Stephen Strasburg

Posted at 12:26 AM ET, 06/17/2012

Nats-Yankees: Tyler Moore was safe

Crucial call in 8th inning of Washington’s loss on Saturday went against the home team. Replay now.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:26 AM ET, 06/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Adam LaRoche, Nationals Park, MASN, Tyler Moore

Posted at 01:24 PM ET, 06/15/2012

Nats-Yankees tickets, attendance and hype

A few nuggets of information as the most eagerly anticipated D.C. baseball series in Nats Park history approaches.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:24 PM ET, 06/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Nationals Park

Posted at 12:27 PM ET, 06/11/2012

Nats fans who fill out thousands of all-star ballots

What does it take to fill out 5,000 All-Star ballots in support of the Nats? I found out.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:27 PM ET, 06/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Jayson Werth, Nationals Park, Michael Morse

Posted at 03:59 PM ET, 06/07/2012

Could you complete 10,000 All-Star Game Ballots?

The Nats are offering incentives to fans who polish off huge numbers of ballots. This could be you.

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:59 PM ET, 06/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Nationals Park, Bryce Harper

Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 06/07/2012

The Nats, Metro and extra innings

Some fans were unhappy when they had to leave Tuesday night’s game early to catch a train. Here’s the explanation.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:17 AM ET, 06/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Nationals Park, WMATA, Metro

Posted at 10:44 AM ET, 06/06/2012

Man in Beast costume pays tribute to Michael Morse

With Beast Mode back in the lineup, one fan has gone to extraordinary lengths to pay his respects.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:44 AM ET, 06/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Michael Morse, Beast Mode, Nationals Park

Posted at 10:55 AM ET, 06/04/2012

Hundreds of trombonists at Nationals Park

The pursuit of a world record brought more than 300 trombone players to the warning track before a game that would not be played.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:55 AM ET, 06/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Nationals Park

Posted at 12:56 PM ET, 06/01/2012

Don’t walk down the aisles during play at Nats games

New policy at Nats Park will keep fans from walking to their seats during the action.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:56 PM ET, 06/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Nationals Park

Posted at 10:41 AM ET, 05/17/2012

Giant Bryce Harper head at Nats Park

Giant head fad continues with a giant head starring the Nats phenom outfielder.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:41 AM ET, 05/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Bryce Harper, Jayson Werth, Nationals Park

Posted at 01:05 PM ET, 05/16/2012

Nationals fans sacrifice a rubber chicken at Nats Park

Davey Johnson talked about chicken sacrifice to solve the injury woes. Here’s the next best thing.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:05 PM ET, 05/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Davey Johnson, Nationals Park

Posted at 04:56 PM ET, 05/08/2012

Andy Feffer on Take Back the Park weekend

The Nats COO reflects on one of the most highly hyped series in Nationals Park history

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:56 PM ET, 05/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Nationals Park, Andy Feffer, Natitude

Posted at 10:55 AM ET, 05/08/2012

Screech throws Phillies fans out of Natmobile

With the Nats-Phillies rival in full bloom, here’s a video of Screech transporting Philly fans back to Citizens Bank Park.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:55 AM ET, 05/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Screech, Nationals Park

Posted at 11:22 AM ET, 05/07/2012

Nats replace Philly Steak Sandwich with Natitude Steak Sandwich

Nationals Park wasn’t the only baseball thing renamed over one glorious weekend in May.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:22 AM ET, 05/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Nationals Park, Natitude

Posted at 09:47 AM ET, 05/07/2012

Morning pixels: Natitude takes over

For most of a three-day weekend, the Nats’ marketing slogan was an inescapable buzzword. That’s a marketing win.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:47 AM ET, 05/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Caps, Redskins, Nats | Tags:  Nationals Park, Bryce Harper, Dale Hunter, Robert Griffin III, Cole Hamels, Bryce Harper

Posted at 09:20 AM ET, 05/04/2012

The Natitude Park sign

With Take Back the Park weekend finally here, the Nats go all in with a new sign outside the center field gate.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:20 AM ET, 05/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Natitude, Nationals Park

Posted at 08:57 AM ET, 05/04/2012

Morning pixels: Philly paper promises ‘March on Washington’

If you thought Phillies fans would take the Take Back the Park’ campaign quietly, think again.

By Dan Steinberg  |  08:57 AM ET, 05/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Andy Feffer, Bryce Harper, Nationals Park, Mike Rizzo

Posted at 11:06 AM ET, 05/03/2012

Vincent Gray declares ‘Natitude Weekend’ in D.C.

With the much-hyped Phillies series finally here, Washington’s mayor gets in on the hype.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:06 AM ET, 05/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Nationals Park, Vincent Gray

Posted at 01:16 PM ET, 05/02/2012

The attendance at Bryce Harper’s home debut

Yet again, a sub-par fan showing at a big Nats game has media folks tut-tutting.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:16 PM ET, 05/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Bryce Harper, Nationals Park

Posted at 03:52 PM ET, 05/01/2012

Tom Willis to throw first pitch at Nats game

D.C. native and longtime Washington baseball fan will throw Wednesday night’s first pitch. Also, he was born without arms.

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:52 PM ET, 05/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Tom Willis, Nationals Park

Posted at 03:43 PM ET, 04/30/2012

Nats will honor usher injured in dog attack on children

After Andre Hawthorne threw himself in between kids and dogs on his way home from Nats Park, the team will honor him on Tuesday.

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:43 PM ET, 04/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Nationals Park

Posted at 10:42 AM ET, 02/07/2012

Nats ‘Take Back the Park’ campaign hits front page of Philadelphia Inquirer

It might have been a D2 Sports Bog story in D.C., but it was front page news in Philly.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:42 AM ET, 02/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Andy Feffer, Take Back the Park, Nationals Park

Posted at 03:55 PM ET, 02/01/2012

Why Nats Park was glowing green

The scoreboard was being tested this week. No St. Patrick’s Day celebrations of alien landings.

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:55 PM ET, 02/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Nationals Park