Mike Rizzo’s address to Nationals fans

General manager Mike Rizzo addressed Nationals fans briefly a few minutes ago, making no widespread promises about the 2011 season beyond saying the team is “looking forward to an exciting season.”

He also called Nationals fans “the best fan base in baseball,” and thanked them for their support.

We’re just under way here - Livan Hernandez threw two strikes to Martin Prado to start the year, and just got a 1-3 groundout.

Gametime temperature: a chilly 41 degrees under cloudy skies.

Mike Rizzo addresses the Nats’ opening day crowd