Fans Welcome Back Nats On Opening Day | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Fans Welcome Back Nats On Opening Day

Play associated audio
There was a sold out croud at Nationals Park on Monday, as the city has embraced the team with its winning ways.
Lauren Landau
There was a sold out croud at Nationals Park on Monday, as the city has embraced the team with its winning ways.

Despite being chilly and rainy on opening day at National's Park, spirits were high and the crowd was ready for baseball.

Thousands of new and returning fans came out for the home opener against the Miami Marlins, including John Trombo and his nephew, Logan Moran.

"We've been to four opening day games in a row since he was 5," Trombo says.

Trombo's nephew Logan says he's been a Nationals fan since he was a little kid.

"Me and my uncle have a tradition and we're trying to go to every opening day game, and when I grow up I'm gonna take all of my kids to the opening day game," Logan says.

While some are old hats at opening day baseball, one long-time fan said he was excited for his first-ever opening day game.

"Well I've been a Nationals fan forever, but I was a Senators fan when they left town in '71," he said. "I can tell you this, in 2005 I walked into RFK to see the Nationals play their first game. I thought I was gonna cry, so today it's overwhelming for me. Just a great experience."

With ace pitcher Stephen Strasburg finally pitching without restriction and the team's winning core returning, it is perhaps no surprise that the Nationals are widely projected to be one of the best teams in baseball this season.

Outfielder Bryce Harper, who picked up the 2012 National League Rookie of the Year award, set about bringing that prediction to reality on Monday, hitting two solo homeruns during yesterday's game, in the first and fourth innings, as the Nats shut out Miami 2-0.

NPR

'Getting On' Star Niecy Nash: 'I Never Wanted To Be Funny'

Nash says it took her a long time to see her comedic side as a gift, but she finally embraced it. Now her role as Nurse DiDi in the HBO comedy series has opened the door to more serious opportunities.
WAMU 88.5

Hops Coming Home: Loudoun County To Add Hop Production Facility

The first commercial-scale hop production and processing facility in the region is being planned out in Loudoun County, further adding to the region's burgeoning beer business.

NPR

Families Feel Sidelined As U.S. Reviews Hostage Policy

The White House is reviewing how it handles hostage crises following the brutal murders of Americans abroad, but families of hostages say they're often left out of the conversation.
NPR

Marine Corps Finds It Tough To Shut Down Sexist Facebook Groups

Female Marines are being humiliated and generally degraded by their peers on Facebook. The groups' pages are frequently shut down, but return within days due to a dedicated following.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.