April 16, 2014

NATS: Happy Birthday, Tyler Clippard

HAPPY 29th BIRTHDAY TYLER CLIPPARD!

Washington Nationals righty reliever was born on 02/14/1985 in Lexington, Kentucky and now calls Tampa, Florida home.

Follow Tyler Clippard on Twitter (@Tyler Clippard) and make sure to wish him a happy birthday.

Tyler Clippard earned 30th save - Chicago Cubs v. Washington Nationals, 9/3/2012. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Tyler Clippard earned 30th save – Chicago Cubs v. Washington Nationals, 9/3/2012. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

2013 NatsFest, 1/26/2013: Pitcher Tyler Clippard signing autographs (Photo by Lisa Milisa)

2013 NatsFest, 1/26/2013: Pitcher Tyler Clippard signing autographs (Photo by Lisa Milisa)

 

Tyler Clippard pitching at Nats Park, July 10, 2011 (Photo by Cheryl Nichols)

Tyler Clippard gets another save - Atlanta Braves v. Washington Nationals, 8/21/2012. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Tyler Clippard gets another save – Atlanta Braves v. Washington Nationals, 8/21/2012. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

 

Tyler Clippard #36 (Photo by Cheryl Nichols)

NATS: Happy Birthday, Tyler Moore

HAPPY 27th BIRTHDAY TYLER MOORE!

Washington Nationals outfielder/first baseman was born on 01/30/1987 in Brandon, Mississippi.

Follow Tyler Moore on Twitter and wish #12 a Happy Birthday.

Nationals Tyler Moore during National Anthem in 2012 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Nationals Tyler Moore during National Anthem in 2012 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Washington Nationals LF Tyler Moore at the plate and got to start in LF, May 20, 2012 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Washington Nationals LF Tyler Moore at the plate and got to start in LF, May 20, 2012 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Carlos Ruiz grounded out, Steve Lombardozzi to Tyler Moore for third out in third inning - Philadelphia Phillies at Washington Nationals, July 31, 2012. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Carlos Ruiz grounded out, Steve Lombardozzi to Tyler Moore for third out in third inning – Philadelphia Phillies at Washington Nationals, July 31, 2012. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

 

CAPS: Happy Birthday, Jack Hillen

HAPPY 28th BIRTHDAJACK HILLEN!

Washington Capitals Defenseman Jack Hillen #38 was born on 01/24/1986 in Minnetonka, Minnesota.

Jack Hillen sustained an injury during the Caps home opener when the Hillen was cleanly checked into the boards by Calgary Flames’ Lance Bouma.  However, Hillen’s leg was was caught in an awkward position and fractured  his tibial plateau forcing surgery. Hillen is out for four to six months.

Hope to see Hillen back on the ice soon.

Jack Hillen - Captials practice at Kettler, September 14, 2012 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Jack Hillen – Captials practice at Kettler, September 14, 2012 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Jay Beagle and Jack HIllen - Captials practice at Kettler, September 14, 2012 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Jay Beagle and Jack HIllen – Captials practice at Kettler, September 14, 2012 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

 

CAPS: Happy Birthday, John Carlson

HAPPY 24th BIRTHDAY JOHN CARLSON!

The Washington Capitals Defenseman was born on 01/10/1990 in Natick, MA, United States.

John Carlson (aka “Captain America”) was recently named to Team USA for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi and is a “dream come true.”

Follow Carlson on Twitter and wish #74 a happy birthday.

John Carlson, Washington Capitals Practice at Kettler, 11/22/2013 (Photo by Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

John Carlson, Washington Capitals Practice at Kettler, 11/22/2013 (Photo by Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Photo credit: Monumental Network

John Carlson with media in front of White House after Olympic announcement. Photo credit: Monumental Network

Washington Capitals re-sign John Carlon for six years - Captials practice at Kettler, September 14, 2012 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Washington Capitals re-signed John Carlon for six years – Captials practice at Kettler, September 14, 2012 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

CAPS/WIZARDS/MYSTICS: Happy Birthday, Ted Leonsis

HAPPY BIRTHDAY
TED LEONSIS!

(Majority Owner of Monumental Sports & Entertainment that owns and operates the
Washington Capitals, Washington Wizards and Washington Mystics)

Theodore J. Leonsis was born on January 8, 1957 in Brooklyn, New York.
We sound like a broken record, but its still all true……
Thank you Ted for reaching out to the Caps fans, for being supportive of new media, for linking to our photos and articles often and welcoming District Sports Page on launch day.  You are the best owner in sports. Happy Birthday! Let’s Go Caps!
Caps owner Ted Leonsis with Wayne Gretzky ("The Great One") at the Canadians v. Caps game, 11/22/2013 (Photo by Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Caps owner Ted Leonsis with Wayne Gretzky (“The Great One”) at the Canadians v. Caps game, 11/22/2013 (Photo by Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Caps owner Ted Leonsis thanked the fans during second overtime, May 2, 2012 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Caps owner Ted Leonsis thanked the fans during second overtime, May 2, 2012 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)


Ted is usually in his Verizon Center box for every Caps game and
often looks down to the players like a proud papa.

Ted’s book proved to draw interest from Caps fans of all ages.

Ted even “represents” at the games sometimes.
(2010 Photo by Cheryl Nichols)

Cheryl Nichols is a Columnist and Photographer for District Sports Page. She is credentialed to cover the Washington Capitals and has reported on the community service and fan events for Nats News Network and Caps News Network since 2006. Cheryl is an accomplished action photographer and has been published in The Washington Post and many other local media. She was a credentialed photographer for the 2010 season covering the Washington Nationals. You can follow her on Twitter @cnichols14.

NATS: Happy 21st Birthday, Bryce Harper (Photos)

HAPPY 21st BIRTHDAY BRYCE HARPER!

Washington Nationals Outfielder Bryce Harper was born on 10/16/1992 in Las Vegas, NV.

Follow Bryce Harper on Twitter (@BHarper3407) and be sure to wish #34 a Happy 21st Birthday.

Bryce Harper - Philadelphia Phillies v. Washington Nationals, October 1, 2012 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Bryce Harper – Philadelphia Phillies v. Washington Nationals, October 1, 2012 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Bryce Harper soaking up every last bit of information from hitting coach Rick Eckstein - Los Angeles Dodgers v. Washington Nationals, Game One of Doubleheader on September 19, 2012 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Bryce Harper soaking up every last bit of information from hitting coach Rick Eckstein – Los Angeles Dodgers v. Washington Nationals, Game One of Doubleheader on September 19, 2012 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

 

Bryce Harper – St. Louis Cardinals v. Washington Nationals, 9/02/2012. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Nats 3B Coach Bo Porter hugged Bryce Harper like a proud papa after his first MLB walkoff. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Nats 3B Coach Bo Porter hugged Bryce Harper like a proud papa after his first MLB walkoff. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Bryce Harper, from action in Sept. 2012. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Bryce Harper, from action in Sept. 2012. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

 

 

David DeJesus flies out sharply to jumping center fielder Bryce Harper in 8th inning – Chicago Cubs v. Washington Nationals, 9/3/2012. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Bryce Harper taking curtain call after hitting his first MLB home run, May 14 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Bryce Harper has strides like a gazelle and gets into position for sliding into 3B in 5th inning – Los Angeles Dodgers v. Washington Nationals, Game One of Doubleheader on September 19, 2012 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

It just doesn’t get much better than this. Centerfielder Bryce Harper wearing his stirrups on Labor Day. – Chicago Cubs v. Washington Nationals, 9/3/2012. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

CAPS: Happy Birthday, Jay Beagle

HAPPY 28th BIRTHDAY JAY BEAGLE!

The Washington Capitals forward was born on 10/16/1985 in Calgary, AB, Canada.

Happy 28th Birthday to #83.

Jay Beagle during warmups at Verizon Center, May 2 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Jay Beagle and Wojtek Wolski – Captials practice at Kettler, September 14, 2012 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Washington Capitals forward Jay Beagle poses with a participant at Kettler Capitals Iceplex for the Dreams for Kids clinic on Feb. 2 (Photo by Cheryl Nichols)

Cheryl Nichols is a Columnist and Photographer for District Sports Page. She is credentialed to cover the Washington Capitals and has reported on the community service and fan events for Nats News Network and Caps News Network since 2006. Cheryl is an accomplished action photographer and has been published in The Washington Post and many other local media. She was a credentialed photographer for the 2010 season covering the Washington Nationals. You can follow her on Twitter @cnichols14.

CAPS: Happy Birthday, Mike Green

HAPPY 28th BIRTHDAY MIKE GREEN!!

(Born on 10/12/1985 in Calgary, AB, Canada)

Greenie even tweets so don’t forget to wish #52 a Happy Birthday!

Mike Green - Washington Capitals practice at Kettler, 3/28/2013 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Mike Green – Washington Capitals practice at Kettler, 3/28/2013 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Mike Green during warmups at Verizon Center, May 2 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Something made Caps Brooks Laich and Mike Green laugh while chatting wth volunteer Connor (age 7) – Washington Capitals and So Kids Can partnered with KaBOOM! and ARHA to replace the playground at S.T.A.R.S. Playground at Hopkins-Tancil Court in Old Town Alexandria, September 13, 2012 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Washington Capitals defenseman Mike Green accepts the JB Impact Award from CBS sportscaster James Brown during the 10th annual SneakerBall, the Greater Washington Sports Alliance’s signature charity gala, on Tuesday, Sept. 10. The JB Impact Award honors a player who has used sport to positively impact the area through community service. (Photo Courtesy of Washington Capitals)

Washington Capitals defenseman Mike Green accepts the JB Impact Award from CBS sportscaster James Brown during the 10th annual SneakerBall, the Greater Washington Sports Alliance’s signature charity gala, on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013. The JB Impact Award honors a player who has used sport to positively impact the area through community service. (Photo Courtesy of Washington Capitals)

 

 

CAPS: Happy Belated Birthday, Marcus Johansson

We apology for the tardy birthday greetings. MoJo’s birthday was Sunday.

HAPPY 23rd BIRTHDAY, MARCUS JOHANSSON!

The Washington Capitals center was born on 10/06/1990 in Landskrona, Sweden.

Happy 23rd Birthday to #90.

Marcus Johansson - Washington Capitals practice at Kettler, 3/28/2013 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Marcus Johansson – Washington Capitals practice at Kettler, 3/28/2013 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Marcus Johansson – Captials practice at Kettler, September 14, 2012 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Marcus Johnansson during warmups at Verizon Center, May 2 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

 

NATS: Happy Birthday, Ryan Zimmerman (Photos)

HAPPY 29th BIRTHDAY RYAN ZIMMERMAN!

Washington Nationals Third Baseman Ryan Zimmerman was born on 09/28/1984 in Washington, North Carolina.

Happy Birthday #11!

Ryan Zimmerman smiling on Opening Day at Nationals Park, 4/12/2012. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Ryan Zimmerman making one of his fantastic plays to first base at Nationals Park. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Ryan Zimmerman saluting fans after Bryce Harper replaced him as a pinch runner - Last Game of Regular Season-Philadelphia Phillies v. Washington Nationals, October 3, 2012 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Ryan Zimmerman saluting fans after Bryce Harper replaced him as a pinch runner – Last Game of Regular Season-Philadelphia Phillies v. Washington Nationals, October 3, 2012 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Ryan Zimmerman - Philadelphia Phillies v. Washington Nationals, October 1, 2012 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Ryan Zimmerman – Philadelphia Phillies v. Washington Nationals, October 1, 2012 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Ryan Zimmerman was honored on the field before game one for being named the Nationals' Roberto Clemente Award Nominee -  Los Angeles Dodgers v. Washington Nationals, Game One of Doubleheader on September 19, 2012 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Ryan Zimmerman was honored on the field before game one for being named the Nationals’ Roberto Clemente Award Nominee – Los Angeles Dodgers v. Washington Nationals, Game One of Doubleheader on September 19, 2012 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Ryan Zimmerman tossing fans a ball between inning - Los Angeles Dodgers v. Washington Nationals, Game One of Doubleheader on September 19, 2012 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Ryan Zimmerman tossing fans a ball between inning – Los Angeles Dodgers v. Washington Nationals, Game One of Doubleheader on September 19, 2012 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Ryan Zimmerman caught the ball from Frank Howard's ceremonial first pitch - NLDS Game 4: St. Louis Cardinals v. Washington Nationals, October 11, 2012 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Ryan Zimmerman caught the ball from Frank Howard’s ceremonial first pitch – NLDS Game 4: St. Louis Cardinals v. Washington Nationals, October 11, 2012 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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