November 23, 2014

NATS: Color Run at Nationals Park

Have you ever wanted to step onto the warning track at Nationals Park? Now is your chance! The home of the Washington Nationals will become a colorful place on Saturday, November 1 for the 5K Color Run.

You can feel like a major leaguer and run through the tunnel and continue around the warning track! Tickets are still available! Use the discount code NATIONALSPARK to receive $5 off your Color Run registration.

Color runs have become very popular and are a fun way to exercise with friends and family while getting “dirty.”

If running is not your thing, volunteering is an option.

Race Info.

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NATS: Washington Nationals NatsFest for 2015 Season

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The biggest fan event of the offseason will be held Saturday, December 13, 2014
from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

Season Plan Holders will have exclusive access to the event for an entire hour (10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.) before #NatsFest opens to the general public at 11:00 a.m.

Tickets and autograph vouchers will go on sale on Wednesday, October 29 at 9:00 a.m.

Tickets purchased in advance at will cost $20 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under, with prices increasing to $25 for adults and $15 for children 12 and under the day of the event. Season Plan Holders will receive an information about purchasing NatsFest tickets at a discounted rate.

A full schedule of events will be available in the coming weeks.

FORMER NATS: Michael Morse in Mariners Commercial

The Seattle Mariners released their commercials today. Fans look forward to the entertaining videos each spring and always find new ways to make us laugh.

Former Washington Nationals Outfielder Michael Morse appears in the “Focused and Relaxed” commercial with Michael Saunders and Kyle Seager. Check out Beastmode.

Morse also appears in a few of the bloopers.

NATS/P-NATS: Potomac Nationals Host Annual Open House

Potomac Nationals LogoNot able to get to Florida spring training? Itching for some baseball? Want to take batting practice yourself? Do you sing?

The Potomac Nationals (“P-Nats”) are the single-A affiliate for the Washington Nationals and play just thirty minutes from DC. The P-Nats are hosting a FREE open house this Saturday, March p from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Pfitzner Stadium in Woodbridge, Virginia.

Fans can take batting practice on the field! Auditions for the National Anthem will also take place during open house. In addition, there will be free food, face painting and a bounce house. Great place to take your family on Saturday. Enjoy!

Official Press Release:

POTOMAC NATIONALS 2013 OPEN HOUSE
AT PFITZNER STADIUM ON SATURDAY, MARCH 9th

Individual Nationals game tickets to go on sale, take batting practice on the field at The Pfitz, and try out to sing the National Anthem at a P-Nats game in 2013

Woodbridge, VA—The Potomac Nationals will host their 2013 Open House at Pfitzner Stadium on Saturday, March 9th from 11:00am to 2:00pm. This annual free kick-off event is open to the public and officially ushers in the 2013 P-Nats campaign. This season’s P-Nats Open House will include a bevy of fun activities for the entire family.

Individual game tickets for the P-Nats 2013 season will go on sale at 11:00am at the Pfitzner Stadium ticket office and Nationals fans will have the opportunity to personally select their seats and view their vantage points to the field.

P-Nats 2013 season tickets and mini plans may also be purchased on site during the open house gathering.

For all ’13 P-Nats ticket information, contact Director of Ticket Operations, Zach Prehn at 703-590-2311 ext. 227 or email Zach at zprehn@potomacnationals.com

In addition, group sales representatives will be available to discuss coordinating birthday parties, group outings, and picnic parties with P-Nats Baseball in 2013.

P-Nats fans will be able to take batting practice on the field inside of the same batting cage used by Potomac Nationals players.

The newly unveiled, revamped Uncle Slam will be on hand to interact with fans and pose for photographs, and the Pfitzner Stadium Kids Zone will be set up with inflatables for children to play with.

The always-popular P-Nats prize wheel will be spinning with plenty of chances to win free merchandise and tickets.

The National Mall Team Store will be stocked with brand-new merchandise rolled out for the 2013 slate. Fans may preview and purchase these items during the open house.

Also, food and drink will be available throughout the event courtesy of the Potomac Nationals.

Finally, during this special three-hour event members of the public will be able to audition for the opportunity to sing the National Anthem during a Potomac Nationals game in 2013.

For more information on performing the “Star Spangled Banner” at Pfitzner Stadium, contact P-Nats Group Sales Director, Andrew Stinson at 703-590-2311 ext. 210 or email Andrew at astinson@potomacnationals.com

NATS: 2013 NatsFest Details

Washington Nationals fans should check the website for updated information as all player appearances and activities are subject to change.

Ryan Zimmerman and fan at 2010 NatsFest (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Ryan Zimmerman and fan at 2010 NatsFest (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Nationals fan at 2010 NatsFest (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Nationals fan at 2010 NatsFest (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Washington Nationals GM Mike Rizzo answering fan questions at 2010 NatsFest (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Washington Nationals GM Mike Rizzo answering fan questions at 2010 NatsFest (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

WASHINGTON NATIONALS ANNOUNCE 2013 NATSFEST DETAILS

Event to take place Saturday, January 26 from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. at
Washington Convention Center

The Washington Nationals today released new details about 2013 NatsFest, taking place for the first time at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on Saturday, January 26, 2013.

More than 25 Nationals players and prospects are expected to attend the fun-filled baseball festival, including but not limited to*: Corey Brown, Tyler Clippard, Ian Desmond, Ross Detwiler, Danny Espinosa, Christian Garcia, Gio Gonzalez, Brian Goodwin, Bryce Harper, Nathan Karns, Steve Lombardozzi, Ryan Mattheus, Tyler Moore, Michael Morse, Ryan Perry, Anthony Rendon, Will Rhymes, Matt Skole, Drew Storen, Kurt Suzuki, Chad Tracy, Jayson Werth and Jordan Zimmermann.

Nationals GM Mike Rizzo and Mark Lerner, one of the team’s Principal Owners, as well as team broadcasters Bob Carpenter, F.P. Santangelo, Charlie Slowes and Phil Wood will also be in attendance. In addition, Nationals fans will have the first opportunity to meet two of the team’s latest additions, Dan Haren and Denard Span. Please note that all autograph vouchers are SOLD OUT; autograph voucher holders are encouraged to visit nationals.com/natsfest for important information.

Open to fans of all ages from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m., NatsFest will offer a variety of activities including:
o Q & A sessions with players and coaches on topics including ‘Preparing for Games’ and ‘Life on the Road’

o Opportunities to take photos with players and team mascots

o A special Jr. Nats Kids Forum featuring Player Story Times and Kids Press Conferences

o The chance to learn about the team’s innovative virtual ticketing system

o Games, interactive events and surprises

The event will also feature:
o Live broadcast by 106.7 The Fan, the team’s official flagship radio station

o Opportunities to purchase the latest Nationals merchandise as well as game-used and autographed memorabilia

o Batting cages, inflatable games and 2012 trophy display

o D.J. Stylus Chris spinning music throughout the day

o Concessions for purchase

NatsFest will also offer fans the first opportunity to purchase individual and group tickets to see the Nationals take on the New York Yankees in a special preseason exhibition game on Friday, March 29 at 2:05 p.m. Tickets for NatsFest are currently on sale for Season Plan Holders at $15 for adults and $5 for children under the age of 12, and for the general public at $20 for adults and $10 for children under the age of 12 and can be purchased at nationals.com/natsfest.

Fans planning to utilize Metro’s Red Line to attend NatsFest are encouraged to add at least 20 minutes to their planned travel time due to scheduled weekend track maintenance. For directions and parking, visit the Convention Center website at www.dcconvention.com.

*All player appearances are subject to change

OFFSEASON FUN: Davey Johnson is a Fishing Champ

It is common for many baseball players and coaches play golf or hunt in the offseason. Apparently, Washington Nationals Manager Davey Johnson is a fisherman.

Johnson was named the grand champion of the Redbone Tournament in the Florida Keys last weekend. Congrats Davey!

Redbone Champ Davey Johnson (Photo via Florida Sportsman)

NATS/SUNS: Hagerstown Suns First Annual Suns Tailgate Picnic Party

First Annual Suns Tailgate Picnic Party: Sunday, September 23rd
Free event will feature live music, a Punt, Pass & Kick contest, giveaways and DC sports viewing party

Hagerstown, MD – The Hagerstown Suns, Single-A affiliate of the Washington Nationals, are pleased to announce the first annual Suns Tailgate Picnic Party at Municipal Stadium on Sunday, September 23rd, from 1-5 p.m. Admission is FREE and everyone is invited to enjoy a day full of fun, live music, contests, prizes and your favorite sports teams!

Families are invited to bring picnic foods (no alcoholic beverages permitted) to enjoy on the Municipal Stadium outfield grass or purchase tasty treats at the ballpark, including Jersey Mike’s Subs. Local bands will be playing live music throughout the afternoon.

A Punt, Pass & Kick contest for all ages will be held on the field throughout the day with fun prizes for the winners. Plus, the Washington Redskins and Washington Nationals games will be shown live on the Suns massive videoboard!

“We are excited to open our gates one final time for families to enjoy the ballpark,” said Suns General Manager Bill Farley. “We’ll have numerous activities for both kids and adults, and look forward to providing a fun-filled afternoon for the community.”

NATS: Adam LaRoche Got a Deer

OFFSEASON FUN:

Many Washington Nationals fans probably know that Adam LaRoche enjoys to hunt in the offseason.

According to this photo posted on Twitter and Facebook tonight, it looks like “Rochy” got a nice big deer. LaRoche hunts with a bow and deer are heavy, both factors mean good news for Nationals fans. The first baseman’s healing shoulder should be getting a nice workout so he’ll be ready to go for baseball season.

Also, former National Ryan Langerhans is part of LaRoche’s hunting group “Buck Commander” along with Willie Robertson, Tombo Martin, Luke Bryan and Jason Aldean. They even have an app if you want to follow their hunting adventures. Good stuff.

Adam "Deer Hunter" LaRoche (Photo: Buck Commander Facebook Page)

 

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