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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.
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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.
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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…)
hahaha thanks to Joel for sending: “Not a Christmas tree, but same idea. Spotted at Thomas Circle.”
T-9 days to pitchers and catchers reporting.
Speaking of Nats Park – New Backpack Policy:
From the Nats on Friday:
“Today, the Washington Nationals announced that beginning with the 2019 season backpacks may not be brought into Nationals Park, except as otherwise provided in the Nationals Bag Policy. The policy was revised in order to enhance ballpark safety. Exceptions may be made for backpack diaper bags or backpacks used for ADA/medical reasons. All purses, briefcases, drawstring bags, diaper bags and soft-sided coolers that do not exceed 16″x16″x8” will still be permitted. On the day of purchase, backpacks bought during games or events at Nationals Park will be tagged and permitted for that day only. (more…)
via Hank’s at the Park
“Your favorite oyster bar has teamed up with your favorite baseball team. Welcome to Hank’s at the Park!”
Update: Hank’s got a little premature in their excitement, “Hank’s Oyster Bar / Jamie Leeds Restaurant Group is still in talks with Nationals Stadium to be at the ballpark.” Updates if/when it’s finalized.
T-13 days till Nats pitchers and catchers report!!
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From the Nationals:
“As we gear up for another Washington Nationals Baseball season, the Racing Presidents are training to be better than ever in 2019, and they are looking for new applicants to “run for office” and join the next class of Racing Presidents!
Racing Presidents auditions will take place on Sunday, January 6 and the deadline to apply for a tryout is Saturday, December 15. (more…)