July 28, 2014

FORMER NATS: Michael Morse Returns to Seattle

Former Washington National and fan favorite, Michael Morse returned to Seattle for Mariners Fan Fest this weekend. We are only a few hours away from Seattle so made a last minute decision to drive over for fan fest when Morse was added to the schedule.

Morse signed autographs for 500 lucky fans on Saturday along with third baseman Kyle Seager and outfielder Michael Saunders. It was great to see the Beast settle back into his old stomping ground. Fans embraced him and welcomed him back with open arms.

One fan gave Morse a hard ticket from the 2005 game when Morse got his first MLB hit. A very nice gesture and Michael and his wife were very appreciative. We also saw a fan in line wearing a Nationals Morse jersey.

The trio were in a Q&A with fans later in the day and Morse was introduced to his signature tune, “Take On Me” by A-ha. It brought a smile to my face.

Seeing Morse’s smile (see photos below) was well worth the trip. We wish Morse the best of luck in Seattle!

Michael Morse, Kyle Seager and Michael Saunders sign autographs for fans at Mariners FanFest at Safeco, 1/26/2013 - Former National Michael Morse returns to the Seattle Mariners and welcomed back by fans (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Michael Morse, Kyle Seager and Michael Saunders sign autographs for fans at Mariners FanFest at Safeco, 1/26/2013 – Former National Michael Morse returns to the Seattle Mariners and welcomed back by fans (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Former National Michael Morse signed his 2005 Mariners photo for fans at Mariners FanFest at Safeco, 1/26/2013 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Former National Michael Morse signed his 2005 Mariners photo for fans at Mariners FanFest at Safeco, 1/26/2013 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Michael Morse, Kyle Seager and Michael Saunders sign autographs for fans at Mariners FanFest at Safeco, 1/26/2013 - Former National Michael Morse returns to the Seattle Mariners and welcomed back by fans (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Michael Morse, Kyle Seager and Michael Saunders sign autographs for fans at Mariners FanFest at Safeco, 1/26/2013 – Former National Michael Morse returns to the Seattle Mariners and welcomed back by fans (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

 

 

 

 

 

PHOTOS: Last day of Washington Capitals Development Camp

The Washington Capitals development camp wrapped up with a scrimmage on Saturday morning, July 14. Kettler Iceplex was packed with fans  to watch Team B (Red) defeated  Team A (White) 4-3 in overtime.

The following photographs are from the scrimmage on day six of development camp, July 14, 2012.

Washington Capitals Development Camp Day 6 Scrimmage at Kettler, 7/14/2012. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Washington Capitals Development Camp Day 6 Scrimmage at Kettler, 7/14/2012. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Washington Capitals Development Camp Day 6 Scrimmage at Kettler, 7/14/2012. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Stanislav Galiev – Washington Capitals Development Camp Day 6 Scrimmage at Kettler, 7/14/2012. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Washington Capitals Development Camp Day 6 Scrimmage at Kettler, 7/14/2012. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Washington Capitals Development Camp Day 6 Scrimmage at Kettler, 7/14/2012. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Tom Wilson and Cameron Schilling – Washington Capitals Development Camp Day 6 Scrimmage at Kettler, 7/14/2012. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Washington Capitals Development Camp Day 6 Scrimmage at Kettler, 7/14/2012. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

New Cap Mike Ribeiro signing autographs for fans before Washington Capitals Development Camp Day 6 Scrimmage at Kettler, 7/14/2012. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Garrett Haar and Riley Barber – Washington Capitals Development Camp Day 6 Scrimmage at Kettler, 7/14/2012. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Washington Capitals Development Camp Day 6 Scrimmage at Kettler, 7/14/2012. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Washington Capitals Development Camp Day 6 Scrimmage at Kettler, 7/14/2012. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Filip Forsberg – Washington Capitals Development Camp Day 6 Scrimmage at Kettler, 7/14/2012. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Washington Capitals Development Camp Day 6 Scrimmage at Kettler, 7/14/2012. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Washington Capitals Development Camp Day 6 Scrimmage at Kettler, 7/14/2012. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Washington Capitals Development Camp Day 6 Scrimmage at Kettler, 7/14/2012. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Ref duing Washington Capitals Development Camp Day 6 Scrimmage at Kettler, 7/14/2012. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Washington Capitals Development Camp Day 6 Scrimmage at Kettler, 7/14/2012. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Washington Capitals Development Camp Day 6 Scrimmage at Kettler, 7/14/2012. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Washington Capitals Development Camp Day 6 Scrimmage at Kettler, 7/14/2012. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Washington Capitals Development Camp Day 6 Scrimmage at Kettler, 7/14/2012. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Camden Wojtala – Washington Capitals Development Camp Day 6 Scrimmage at Kettler, 7/14/2012. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Washington Capitals Development Camp Day 6 Scrimmage at Kettler, 7/14/2012. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Mike Ribeiro addressing media during Washington Capitals Development Camp Day 6 Scrimmage at Kettler, 7/14/2012. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

T.J. Syner – Washington Capitals Development Camp Day 6 Scrimmage at Kettler, 7/14/2012. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Washington Capitals Development Camp Day 6 Scrimmage at Kettler, 7/14/2012. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Washington Capitals Development Camp Day 6 Scrimmage at Kettler, 7/14/2012. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Max Ifrate celebrating his assist on winning goal for Team B – Washington Capitals Development Camp Day 6 Scrimmage at Kettler, 7/14/2012. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Team B celebrating their win in overtime – Washington Capitals Development Camp Day 6 Scrimmage at Kettler, 7/14/2012. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Team B celebrating their win in overtime – Washington Capitals Development Camp Day 6 Scrimmage at Kettler, 7/14/2012. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Handshakes – Washington Capitals Development Camp Day 6 Scrimmage at Kettler, 7/14/2012. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

GM George McPhee addressing media during Washington Capitals Development Camp Day 6 Scrimmage at Kettler, 7/14/2012. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Caps Head Coach Adam Oates addressing media after Washington Capitals Development Camp Day 6 Scrimmage at Kettler, 7/14/2012. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

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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