June 18, 2018

Monumental Sports & Entertainment Creates Version of Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” Video

The District of Columbia has basketball fever and everyone is happy that the Wiz Kids are back in DC tonight to host the Pacers for game six of the NBA playoffs. Check out the fun video that MSE released. Warning: This tune is catchy and will stick in your head all day (that is not necessarily a bad thing!).

The video features Monumental Sports & Entertainment majority owner and chairman Ted Leonsis, MSE partners, District of Columbia mayor Vincent C. Gray, District of Columbia councilwoman and mayoral incumbent Muriel Bowser, District of Columbia councilman Jack Evans, Bullets alumni Gheorghe Muresan and Bob Dandridge, Wizards Radio Network broadcaster Dave Johnson and analyst Glenn Consor, Fox News’ Brett Baier, Comcast SportsNet’s Chris Miller, Ron Thompson, Gary Williams and Michael Jenkins, and WUSA 9’s Derek McGinty, Jan Jeffcoat, Topper Shutt and Dave Owens. The video also features members of the D.C. Fire Department and Emergency Services, the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department, the United States Army Band, G-Wiz, the Wizard Girls, Wizards fans and MSE staff.

Inexcusable

I’m going to leave this right here. Please make sure you watch it through the long ice replay.

Really?

CAPS: Brouwer shows Hendricks how to Gangnam style

This is simply fantastic.

Video from Washington Capitals’ Fan Appreciation at Verizon Center tonight…..

Washington Nationals Bryce Harper to appear on Jimmy Kimmel

Updated 1/17/2012: See video from Harper’s appearance on Kimmel.

Washington Nationals fans should plan to stay up late tomorrow night or set DVR to see Bryce Harper make his debut on the Jimmy Kimmel Show in his new slot of 11:35 p.m. ET.

According to Jimmy Kimmel’s website, the schedule for show on Tuesday, January includes: “Rob Lowe, Bryce Harper, Music from Big Boi.”

(H/T to James Wagner, Washington Post).

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

2012 NL ROY Bryce Harper – (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

CAPS: Captain Alex Ovechkin is back in DC

Washington Capitals Captain Alex Ovechkin tweeted on Monday that it was, “Great to be home in DC!”

Ovi has been busy playing hockey in the KHL for Dynamo with Caps teammate Nicklas Backstrom. Ovechkin also had a pretty exciting New Year’s Eve when he proposed to Russian tennis player Maria Kirilenko and she said yes.

Caps Mike Vogel caught up with Ovi at the airport on his return to DC. 

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: Jason Chimera is ready to play

Washington Capitals Mike Vogel caught up with Jason Chimera at Kettler on Monday.
See video for full interview.

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.

New Digital Ticket System for Capitals, Wizards, Mystics and Hoyas

Monumental Sports & Entertainment Introduces Digital Ticket System
Digital card program offers season-ticket holders increased account management benefits

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Monumental Sports & Entertainment announced today the introduction of a digital ticket system available to Washington Capitals, Washington Wizards, Washington Mystics and Georgetown Hoyas season-ticket holders.

The Season Ticket Digital Card program replaces traditional paper tickets with a preloaded card containing corresponding seat locations. The card serves as admission to all games within a customer’s full-season or partial-plan ticket package for Capitals games and full-season ticket package for Wizards, Mystics and Georgetown men’s basketball games.

Season-ticket holders will receive one card per account that includes several account management benefits. With the introduction of the card, all Capitals, Wizards and Mystics account management functions previously associated with fees are now free. Season-ticket holders will now be able to print tickets at home and forward tickets without paying a single fee. Capitals and Wizards ticket holders also may use the system to list tickets for sale through Ticketmaster TicketExchange. If a customer opts to have a paper ticket for a particular game, the system allows the customer to print tickets from any computer.

“We are always looking to bring the most up-to-date technological advances to our season-ticket holders as well as improve and enhance the game-day experience,” said Jim Van Stone, Monumental Sports & Entertainment senior vice president of ticket sales and services.

“This quick, secure and easy-to-use digital ticket system will give our guests the ultimate convenience and flexibility in using their seats,” added Dave Touhey, Verizon Center senior vice president and general manager.

The card is valid for all seat locations on an account and is swiped using a hand-held computer by an attendant upon entrance to Verizon Center. Patrons then receive a seat locator tab for each valid ticket stored on the card, which is used as the ticket for the game once inside of the arena.

“Georgetown athletics is pleased to work with Monumental Sports and Ticketmaster to provide digital ticketing solutions and enhanced technology to fans in an efficient, secure and easy manner,” said Dan O’Neil, Georgetown University associate athletics director for external affairs. “We place a high priority on customer service and are excited to offer digital-ticketing solutions to our loyal Hoya fan base.”

In an effort to make the transition to digital tickets as easy as possible, several resources are available to customers. Season-ticket holders will receive a brochure with a detailed explanation of the system’s benefits, answers to frequently asked questions and step-by-step instructions on how to use online functionalities. In addition, more information and a series of video tutorials are currently available on the Capitals and Wizards websites.

Fans holding single-game tickets, group tickets and suite tickets will continue to receive paper tickets.

Wes Johnson explains the new benefit in this video:

NATS: Teddy Roosevelt’s Rough Ride on ESPN E:60

In case you missed it on ESPN on Tuesday night, here is the video featuring Senator John McCain, Ken Burns, Washington Nationals Racing Presidents, Nats’ Tom Davis, Let Teddy Win blog and many fans. Surprised that there was no mention of Jayson Werth and his thoughts on Teddy always losing.

Fun side note: I make a very brief appearance in one of the last race clips taking photos during the June 17 game.

NATS: Washington Nationals Bullpen Auditions for “Expendables 3″

While the Washington Nationals were in New York to play the Mets in July, they stopped by the MLB Fan Cave and the Nats Bullpen had a little fun reading “50 Shades of Grey.”

An additional video was released today of a few MLB players’ auditions for the fictitious movie, “The Expendables 3: War on the Basepaths.” Members of the Nats bullpen, as well as former National Jerry Hairston, Jr., are featured in this fantastic video including Ryan Mattheus performing a Chuck Norris spin kick.  I would go see that movie.

I hope that the videos keep coming. Nats have all sorts of talents.

Washington Nationals Game 110 Review: CHOMP!

Roger Bernadina has made some fantastic catches in his career with the Washington Nationals. This one might have topped them all.

With two out and two on in the bottom of the 12th inning, Brett Wallace drove a Tyler Clippard fastball to the deepest part of left center, toward the screen wall in front of the Nats bullpen, some 400 feet from home plate. Bernadina leaped at the last moment and, disappearing behind a column, snared the blast before crashing into the padded fence, securing the Nats 3-2 win over the Houston Astros in the process. [Read more…]

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