A True National Treasure

The new ballpark is absolutely gorgeous!!

You’ll really be impressed and your kids will love it. They’ve got a Build-A-Bear Workshop for youngsters to create their very own bear, Screetch or Running President and lots of other cool things to do while watching the game.

There are flat screen TV’s EVERYWHERE so you won’t miss any of the action!!! The ballpark really has a nice blend of old and new. The Lerner family spent a good part of last year traveling the country and checking out other state of the art ballparks.

You know they did their homework when you walk into Nationals Park. Every detail, from the granite countertops in the suites to the mahogany wood in the clubhouse sets this one apart from the best of the rest.

It’s nice to have that local feel inside, too. Gifford’s ice cream and Ben’s Chili Bowl are two local favorites that are already a hit!

Redding is Ready...
Tim Redding said he’s feeling healthy and he’s ready to take the mound on Wednesday again the Phils. Redding said he wants to keep the momentum going for the ballclub and make it a 3-0 start to the season.

Shirt off my back!
When I walked into the Nats clubhouse after Sunday night’s dramatic win over the Braves I noticed a clubhouse boy carrying the homerun ball Ryan Zimmerman hit. It had “Ryan Zimmerman Walk-off HR, March 30, 2008” written on it. I asked Ryan how he was able to get the ball back and he told me the fan that caught it traded it to him for one of his jerseys. Not a bad deal if you ask me. Don’t be surprised if you see the ball on display at Nationals Park sometime this season.

Did you know?
Our friends at the Elias Sports Bureau pass this nugget along: Ryan Zimmerman’s game-winning homer was the third walkoff home run in major-league history to be hit in the first MLB game played at a stadium. The first two were hit by Billy Bruton at Milwaukee County Stadium in 1953 and Dante Bichette at Coors Field in 1995.