Nationals fans turned out in droves to the 2011 home opener, a spectacle that will likely be repeated Thursday.
The Washington Nationals host the Cincinnati Reds Thursday in the team's first home game of the season. The first pitch is set to sail over home plate at 1:05 p.m., with some of the District's most fervent fans skipping work to attend the game.
All week long, we've been asking our listeners to share stories about their love for the game. Here are just some of their stories.
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Photos by Emily Friedman