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From the Wizards:
“Chairman and CEO of Monumental Sports & Entertainment Ted Leonsis announced today that Ernie Grunfeld has been relieved of his duties as president of the Washington Wizards.
“We did not meet our stated goals of qualifying for the playoffs this season and, despite playing with injuries to several key players, we have a culture of accountability and a responsibility of managing to positive outcomes,” said Leonsis. “I wish to thank Ernie for his service to the Washington Wizards. He and his family have been great leaders in our community and have worked tirelessly to make us a top NBA franchise.” (more…)
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A question for you and the readership: does anyone know when payment for the parking meters around Nat stadium/Navy yard goes into effect on Sunday games? Do I need to pay to park on the streets if I am in Navy Yard at 8 AM on a Sunday game day, for example?”
“DC’s right down the road, but it’s a world of difference between markets. If you’re over there, you’re thinking of politics and the White House. If you’re here, this is a sports town & they love their Phillies” -ARod
Nats Park averaged about 4K more fans than CBP did last year pic.twitter.com/bRUiqTcdVK
— Cody (@CodyRogers10) April 1, 2019
I’ve seen other comments saying D.C. is only a Redskins town. If I may – NO. Absolutely not. Unless maybe you are one of the lucky old timers who used to drink beers with Riggo at the Malt Shop – but in 2019 – no, no D.C. is not just a Burgundy and Gold town anymore. The closest you could maybe argue would be when RG3 gave us an ounce of hope before injury(ies). While many still support the team, it’s quite possible the owner of the football team may have also contributed a tad to the demise of the football fervor. Anyway, bottom line – AROD doesn’t know what he’s talking about. Oh yeah, D.C. kinda supports our mildly successful hockey team I think. Swing through Chinatown next time there’s a home game. As for the Nats, it is early my friends, it is early. Go NATS – I’ll see you at the park on Wednesday.
I sense: (more…)
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Jude writes: “It’s opening day!!!”
From All Purpose (79 Potomac Ave, SE):
“All-Purpose in Capitol Riverfront will be launching their new “Head to Head Series” for the Nationals Opening Weekend March 28 – 31.
For select series in the 2019 season, All-Purpose will pit local brews from DC Brau against a brewery from the city of the visiting team in a friendly competition at the restaurant before and after the games.
The first series is March 28 – 31 when the Nationals face the Mets and All-Purpose Capitol Riverfront will feature DC Brau’s Joint Resolution and Full Count as well as New York-based SingleCut Beersmith’s Weird & Gilly IPA and Plaintop Pilsner.
All-Purpose in Capitol Riverfront will now be open Monday – Friday at 5pm and will open two hours before the first pitch for all weekday home games”
From Bluejacket (300 Tingey St, SE):
“Opening at 10am, we’ll have no fewer than 5 classic lagers on tap, including a brand new Dunkel, They Both Melt. This dark lager is crisp and refreshing, with toasty, nutty malt richness punctuated by herbal German hop notes. Subtly nuanced and balanced, They Both Melt has been traditionally lagered for 6 weeks and is naturally carbonated.
Bluejacket will pour an array of hop-forward juicy brews (5-6 total) on Opening Day as well, with a fresh batch of Perfect Places, our hazy IPA brewed exclusively with Nelson Sauvin hops, leading the list. For the second year in a row, we are releasing Perfect Places on draft and in a special, commemorative can for Opening Day. We’re also debuting Keener Sounds, a tart blond ale finished with key limes and vanilla beans. Nats fans can expect a few more fruited sours to round out this list as well (including new batches of Hurricane Alley, our Passionfruit sour ale, and Wallflower, a sour ale dry-hopped with Citra and Galaxy).
Chef Marcelle Afram will fire up the outdoor grill for the occasion, and we’ll have a handful of special cocktails and wines by-the-glass, as well.
Grill Menu: (more…)
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Ed. Note: And don’t forget the new backpack policy!
From the Nationals:
“NATIONALS PARK CONCESSIONS & BEVERAGES LOCAL FLAVORS
Levy and the Washington Nationals have created an exciting new menu that celebrates the DMV.
Together, Levy and the Nationals developed partnerships with restauranteurs, chefs, bakers, farmers, brewers, and distillers across the region to bring fans new and returning local flavors, including:
Caviar concession stand with rotation of local restaurants *NEW*
CHIKO concession stand *NEW*
DC Empanadas concession stand *NEW*
Hank’s Oyster Bar concession stand *NEW*
Harris Creek Oyster Co. concession stand *NEW*
La Casita Pupuseria concession stand
Medium Rare concession stand *NEW*
Ben’s Chili Bowl for specialty chili and half smokes
Bread & Water Co. for artisan bread and pretzels
Civic Vodka for vodka cocktails *NEW*
Dog Tag Bakery for baked desserts *NEW*
Encore Sausage Co. for Italian and Bratwurst sausages
Hoffmans Quality Meats for specialty ground meats
Rappahannock Oyster Co. for raw oysters on the half shell *NEW* (more…)
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) March 22, 2019
RMNB reported on Friday:
“Holtby will not be going to the White House. “I gotta stay true to my values and I’m gonna respectfully decline the offer,” he told the media after practice.
Holtby joins Brett Connolly as the only other current member on the Capitals’ current roster who has declined.”
Also awesome – this hit by Oshie against the Flyers yesterday: (more…)
With D.C. United’s first game at Audi Field (vs Atlanta) set for this Sunday, there is already reason to celebrate. Last year we spoke about DC United’s bag policy and there were opinions, lots of opinions – 226 to be exact. Your voices have been heard – D.C. United dropped the news last night:
“D.C. United have announced details on their updated 2019 Audi Field Bag Policy. (more…)
This is great, thanks to Chris for sending from Craigslist:
“~~FREE~~ Capitals Cap Signed by Alex…
Played 38 games with the Capitals in 2002-03.
Free, if you want it”