Nats finally get to dress the part – The Wash. Times
As exhibition openers go, it is as big as it gets.
The dream is upon us! The Nationals will be telecast nationally at 1 p.m. today (ESPN or MLB TV online) in the exhibition opener against the Mets. Today is the most important (only important?) spring training opener ever.
More from The Post: Regulars Plan to Play a Little, The Wash. Times: Opening Day flavor arrives early, USA Today Nationals spring onto national scene today vs. Mets, and Florida Today Washington Nationals to take field for first time
– Renewed sense of DC dignity
, and hype
from Peter Gammons
. Apparently, Nats merch is second only to the Red Sox (and their bandwagon fanbase) in sales, an impressive feat given that a week before Christmas the team was dead and that “there are no baseball fans in Washington,” according to Peter Angelo$
. I have contributed by buying a cap, shot glass, Christmas ornament, and a mini pennant. Someone has ordered me another cap too (back-ordered) and I did get a bumper sticker. More to come when I get money, but I have a wedding to save for these days.
Nats’ Vidro Is at Home in the Game
– The PostJose Vidro
, who surprisingly signed a four-year contract last May despite not knowing where the team would play in 2005, is profiled.
More from The Wash Times: Sledge shows off power
TV deal among issues to resolve
– The Wash. Times
This is of course on Angelo$
and no one else.