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

Morning pixels: Philly paper promises ‘March on Washington’


The Nats’ “Take Back the Park” campaign has gotten plenty of local and national attention, much of it trending positive.

The Philly Daily News wrote about it in Friday’s paper, though, and the spin was not positive. Here’s how the article — which promises a ”March on Washington” in the headline — begins:

WE’RE GOING.
We’re getting into our cars and onto trains or buses and we’re going.
The Washington Nationals only think they can keep Phillies fans from swarming into Nationals Park with the ticket campaign that they inaugurated earlier this year: “Take Back the Park.”
Think again.

Ugh. Ugh ugh ugh. The paper also writes that the plan “does have a hint of desperation to it,” that more than 1,200 Phillies-Nats tickets were available on StubHub, and that Nats COO Andy Feffer declined to talk to the paper.

And the article’s tone is that “Philadelphia will be well-represented when the Phillies visit Washington for a three-game series beginning Friday night.” How well, I guess, remains to be seen.

(PS: Mike Rizzo is speaking at the National Press Club on Friday afternoon. Ticket info here.)

BECAUSE YOU DON’T READ THE PAPER...

Svrluga also writes about Nats attendance, Ian Desmond thought attendance would be higher this week, and Ryan Zimmerman hopes “this weekend we’ll have more of our fans than Philly fans for the first time ever.”

Jason Reid: “Philadelphia Phillies fans are like unwanted houseguests: They show up often and stay too long.”

Bryce Harper is amazing, and Jayson Werth says pitching and defense win championships.

Mike Wise writes about the Caps’ assistant equipment manager.

Karl Alzner says the Caps are “a lot mentally tougher than we’ve been in the past,” and Tarik agrees.

TWEET OF THE NIGHT
Robert Griffin III is excited to get his Redskins practice career underway.

HIGHLIGHT OF THE NIGHT
Sarah wrote about Braden Holtby's mom and her facial reactions during the triple-overtime thriller; here’s how she reacted to the Gaborik goal, via Puck Daddy.

PHOTO OF THE DAY

Here’s how one Caps fan altered his white board after Wednesday night’s loss.

WHAT TO WATCH TODAY
Phillies at Nats at 7 on MASN. Orioles at Red Sox at 7 on MASN2. All TV/Radio listings are here.

OTHER STUFF
Not funny: LaVar Arrington and Lorenzo Neal discuss depression and the NFL.

Two students from Holton-Arms invite John Carlson and Braden Holtby to their prom.

New Redskins guard Josh LeRibeus once stabbed a carnival worker with a dart.

Kevin Seraphin is an odd dude.

Even more thoughts on the Nats and their attendance.

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By  |  08:57 AM ET, 05/04/2012

Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Andy Feffer, Bryce Harper, Nationals Park, Mike Rizzo

 
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