October 24, 2014

NATS: Happy Birthday, Jordan Zimmermann

HAPPY 28th BIRTHDAY JORDAN ZIMMERMANN!

Washington Nationals RHP Jordan Zimmermann was born on 05/23/1986 in Auburndale, Wisconsin.

Happy 28th Birthday #27!

Jordan Zimmermann gets 11th win - Los Angeles Dodgers v. Washington Nationals, Game One of Doubleheader on September 19, 2012 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Jordan Zimmermann gets 11th win – Los Angeles Dodgers v. Washington Nationals, Game One of Doubleheader on September 19, 2012 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Jordan Zimmermann on the mound at Nationals Park, May 1, 2012 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

 

NATS: Happy Birthday, Jayson Werth

HAPPY 35th BIRTHDAY JAYSON WERTH!

Washington Nationals Outfielder was born on 05/20/1979 in Springfield, Illinois.

Jayson Werth - Miami Marlins v. Washington Nationals, 4/8/2014 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Jayson Werth – Miami Marlins v. Washington Nationals, 4/8/2014 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Doug Fister watching from the dugout as Jayson Werth hits a double  - Miami Marlins v. Washington Nationals, 4/8/2014 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Doug Fister watching from the dugout as Jayson Werth hits a double – Miami Marlins v. Washington Nationals, 4/8/2014 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

 

Jayson Werth - Atlanta Braves v. Washington Nationals, 4/14/2013 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Jayson Werth – Atlanta Braves v. Washington Nationals, 4/14/2013 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Jayson Werth not happy after his strike out - Chicago White Sox v. Washington Nationals, 4/9/2013 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Jayson Werth not happy after his strike out – Chicago White Sox v. Washington Nationals, 4/9/2013 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Jayson Werth got a win on his birthday! Werth in dugout congratulating Jesus Flores on his solo home run, May 20, 2012. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

NATS: Happy Birthday, Danny Espinosa

HAPPY 27th BIRTHDAY DANNY ESPINOSA!

Washington Nationals switch-hitting second baseman was born on 04/25/1987 in Santa Ana, California.

Its great to see Danny off to a great start this season.

Happy birthday, #8.

1B Coach Tony Tarasco congratulates Danny Espinosa after a hit - Miami Marlins v. Washington Nationals, 4/8/2014

1B Coach Tony Tarasco congratulates Danny Espinosa after a hit – Miami Marlins v. Washington Nationals, 4/8/2014 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Danny Espinosa during his MLB Network interview - Philadelphia Phillies v. Washington Nationals, October 1, 2012 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Danny Espinosa during his MLB Network interview after Nats clinched – Philadelphia Phillies v. Washington Nationals, October 1, 2012 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Danny Espinosa turning a double play (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Danny Espinosa turning a double play (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Washington Nationals 2B Danny Espinosa scores on Bryce Harper's triple in 3rd inning, May 20, 2012. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Washington Nationals 2B Danny Espinosa scores on Bryce Harper’s triple in 3rd inning, May 20, 2012. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

 

 

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.

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