At some point this spring, my friend Bob sent me the above image, with the caption “Tatitude.” Ink was still fresh, too.
I thought that was about the best caption for an Internet photo in world history, and I was just waiting for the right moment to use it. Well, Friday has thus far been the most boring sports day in 12 years, so this seems like the time.
And it turns out I had a few other images laying around that help demonstrate first-half Natitude. There’s been a lot of opportunities. See them all, below. Major assist to @RecordsAndRadio. And you should know that Nats front-office executives will probably print out this blog post and frame it.
Here’s my friend Duffman in Kansas City last week. He is single-handedly repping all three Nats All-Stars. His arms must have gotten tired, though.
Here’s Reader Dave, coming to us live from Amsterdam. Like, the one in Europe.
He’s a season-ticket holder from Potomac who found himself in the Netherlands on July 4, and figured it was time to be patriotic.
Here’s someone wearing a Natitude jersey at Nats Park during the last homestand before the break. It comes via @KyleKozik.
Speaking of which, here’s someone with a Natitude-inspired license plate.
“The Nationals tied the game up right after these got put on my car,” she wrote. “True Natitude on the 4th of July. USA! USA! USA!”
Another Nats license plate, via @pbsenerchia.
And another, via @dcborn61.
Reader Jeff sent me this image during the Phillies series in May.
“I feel like a celebrity — everyone wants to take a picture of me and my sign!!” he wrote.
Here’s a Nats bobblehead on top of 2,000 All-Star ballots, via Instagram’s esmiles05.
And finally, more teenagers who love Bryce Harper, via Instagram’s BHarpis4534.