The Natitude is alive and well in Capitol Riverfront despite the suspension of the baseball season. Today, April 2, would have been the Nats Opening Day. In honor of that, the BID staff is sharing our favorite Nationals memories from over the years.
“Seeing Yards Park filled to (let’s be honest, past) capacity during the World Series Friday Night Watch Party. Also seeing thousands of fans line Pennsylvania Ave while walking in the World Series Championship Parade.”
Grace Aucella, Parks Events & Marketing Manager
“Getting to lead the Eastern High Marching Band from Yards Parks to Nationals Park during their World Series pep rally performance. I also enjoyed the baby sharks and just being a part of all of the World Series excitement.”
Tony Boyd, Parks Director
"Seeing Max Scherzer strike out 20 batters over 9 innings in 2016 in a 3-2 win over the Detroit Tigers…I was there!"
Michael Stevens, Founder & President
“The overall excitement during the World Series, going from a mediocre main season to the baseball fever that ensued. The entire wild ride was fun to watch.”
Susan Hampton, Public Realm Director
“My favorite Nats memory will be when baseball returns to Capitol Riverfront and I get to attend my first game!”
Emily Mangum, Communications Coordinator
“The three home games and activities around the neighborhood during World Series weekend were kinetic, festive, and unforgettable!”
Jeff Jamawat, Planning & Development Manager
“Seeing the players in the neighborhood enjoying restaurants and being active on social media is great. That said – I love our mascots and when they attend community events.”
Dan Melman, Vice President of Parks & Finance
“Getting to tell our five-year-old daughter – and Nats fanatic – that the team had won the World Series and then re-watching the DVR-ed last pitch and celebration with her.”
Ted Jutras, Vice President of Development & Planning
“Being in Nationals Park for the 2019 postseason Wild Card game to watch and celebrate the Nats come from behind to beat the Brewers 4-3. While Anthony Rendon is no longer with us, that MVP chant ahead of him loading the bases lives on in my memory!”
Bonnie Trein, Communications Director & Chief of Staff
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