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Re: What are your opening day 2013 plans?
« Reply #125: March 28, 2013, 10:13:00 PM »
my plan is to leave home at 9 AM.  With no traffic, it's normally an hour drive to the ballpark.  At that time of the morning, and with the activities, I'm expecting 90 minutes to 2 hours.  Normal route is 66/110/395/maine avenue.

My hope is that if I arrive by 11AM, i'll be able to grab a spot at The Yards.  If not, i'll try for one at one of the lots around the 7-11 and fire house a couple of blocks north.  Am I sane?

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Re: What are your opening day 2013 plans?
« Reply #126: March 28, 2013, 10:22:08 PM »
Gordon Biersch opens this Monday at 10:00.

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Re: What are your opening day 2013 plans?
« Reply #127: March 28, 2013, 10:27:21 PM »
Taking a party of 12. Meeting at my house at 10:30. Rented a huge van and will park in Lot P for the first time. Will do some serious tailgating until 1ish. Go in and watch pre-game festivities. Watch Stras dominate and bring home a Curly W.

If you're tailgating until 1, you're going to miss the pre-game festivities in the park...

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Re: What are your opening day 2013 plans?
« Reply #128: March 28, 2013, 10:40:25 PM »
If you're tailgating until 1, you're going to miss the pre-game festivities in the park...

Along with the first inning.

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Re: What are your opening day 2013 plans?
« Reply #129: March 28, 2013, 10:42:48 PM »
Gordon Biersch opens this Monday at 10:00.

I might have to be there when the doors open

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Re: What are your opening day 2013 plans?
« Reply #130: March 28, 2013, 10:55:31 PM »

Washington Nationals Homestand Highlights

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The 2012 National League East Champion Washington Nationals invite fans to celebrate the return of the national pastime to the Nation's Capital throughout the first homestand of the 2013 season. While advance tickets for Opening Day are sold out, fans can purchase tickets and enjoy promotional giveaways and exciting activities when the Nationals take on the New York Yankees, Miami Marlins, Chicago White Sox and Atlanta Braves.

FRIDAY, MARCH 29
•Exhibition Game Presented by Heineken Light: In preparation for the season ahead, the Nationals will face the New York Yankees in a preseason exhibition game at 2:05 p.m. Great seats are still available and can be purchased at nationals.com/tickets or by calling 202.675.NATS(6287).
 
•Heineken Red Star Lounge: To celebrate the new STAR longneck bottle, Heineken will host the Red Star Lounge and bar in the Center Field Picnic Area, a go-to destination for fans 21 and older. The lounge will be open from 11:30 a.m. until the end of the seventh inning. In addition, Heineken Light brand ambassadors will distribute coupons good for $2 off the purchase of a Heineken Light at the Red Star Lounge and other concession locations throughout the ballpark.
 
•2013 Schedule Magnet Giveaway: The first 20,000 fans to enter Nationals Park through Center Field Gate will receive a 2013 schedule magnet.
 
MONDAY, APRIL 1
•Opening Day: The Nationals will commemorate Opening Day and the start of the 2013 season when the team hosts the Miami Marlins at 1:05 p.m. on Monday, April 1. The first 20,000 fans to enter the ballpark through Center Field Gate will receive an Opening Day Cap presented by GEICO. Nationals fans are encouraged to show their NATITUDE by wearing red and plenty of Curly Ws!
 
Emceed by Emmy Award-winning sports broadcaster and CBS News James Brown, the Opening Day pregame ceremonies will include:
◦Ceremonial First Pitch thrown by former Staff Sergeant and Medal of Honor recipient Clint Romesha
◦Game Ball delivery by Admiral Sandy Winnefeld, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
◦Lineup Card delivery by D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray
◦National Anthem and America the Beautiful performed by the U.S. Army Chorus Quartet
◦A giant American flag unfurled by members of the D.C. Air National Guard and the D.C. National Guard in the outfield
◦Starting Nine featuring children of deployed service members
◦Play Ball announcement made by Winthrop Roosevelt, great-great grandson of Theodore Roosevelt
◦2012 National League Awards Ceremony
◦N Street festivities will include balloons and fire trucks adorned with a giant American flag
◦The Nationals drumline will perform outside Center Field Gate
◦The Kids Zone will feature caricature artists, face painters and a sign-making station
◦"Scott's New Band" will perform at the Miller Lite Scoreboard Walk
 
Advance tickets to attend Opening Day are sold out, but fans can still purchase Standing Room Only tickets for $20 at nationals.com/tickets, or at the Nationals Park Box Office, while supplies last. Additionally, approximately 400 Grandstand seats will be available for $15 at the Main Box Office starting at 10:30 a.m. on the day of the game.* Fans are encouraged to arrive earlier than normal in order to enjoy Opening Day festivities.

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Re: What are your opening day 2013 plans?
« Reply #131: March 28, 2013, 11:18:37 PM »
I don't see it, but will they be any sort of banner raising for the division championship?

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Re: What are your opening day 2013 plans?
« Reply #132: March 28, 2013, 11:21:06 PM »
my plan is to leave home at 9 AM.  With no traffic, it's normally an hour drive to the ballpark.  At that time of the morning, and with the activities, I'm expecting 90 minutes to 2 hours.  Normal route is 66/110/395/maine avenue.

My hope is that if I arrive by 11AM, i'll be able to grab a spot at The Yards.  If not, i'll try for one at one of the lots around the 7-11 and fire house a couple of blocks north.  Am I sane?

Hey, that's my route!  I'll probably leave Fairfax between 9:30 and 10:00.  You must live further west if takes you an hour; normally I'm at 40 minutes or so without traffic.  I'm taking one of my employees with me and I'm making him work a half-day starting at 5:30 that morning :)  But I already gave him tomorrow off for the Yankees game, so I don't feel so bad.

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Re: What are your opening day 2013 plans?
« Reply #133: March 29, 2013, 05:58:20 AM »
I don't see it, but will they be any sort of banner raising for the division championship?

I associated the "2012 National League Awards Ceremony" with player awards, but the banner raising may be a part of it.

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Re: What are your opening day 2013 plans?
« Reply #134: March 29, 2013, 02:12:57 PM »
What's the easiest way (walking) to Capitol South Metro from the Park?

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Re: What are your opening day 2013 plans?
« Reply #135: March 29, 2013, 02:22:32 PM »
What's the easiest way (walking) to Capitol South Metro from the Park?

Walk up NJ Ave (past the CVS and Courtyard by Marriott).  After going under the freeway, walk down the steps to 1st street, then follow that north to the station.  It's a 10-15 minute walk.

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Re: What are your opening day 2013 plans?
« Reply #136: March 29, 2013, 02:28:15 PM »
Walk up NJ Ave (past the CVS and Courtyard by Marriott).  After going under the freeway, walk down the steps to 1st street, then follow that north to the station.  It's a 10-15 minute walk.

Thank you sir.   Checking out Plan B routes.

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Re: What are your opening day 2013 plans?
« Reply #137: March 29, 2013, 02:49:47 PM »
I associated the "2012 National League Awards Ceremony" with player awards, but the banner raising may be a part of it.

FP and Carp just referred to an unveiling  ...  but it looked like a sign.   I'd think they gotta have a banner as well.

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Re: What are your opening day 2013 plans?
« Reply #138: March 29, 2013, 02:56:38 PM »
Hey, that's my route!  I'll probably leave Fairfax between 9:30 and 10:00.  You must live further west if takes you an hour; normally I'm at 40 minutes or so without traffic.  I'm taking one of my employees with me and I'm making him work a half-day starting at 5:30 that morning :)  But I already gave him tomorrow off for the Yankees game, so I don't feel so bad.

I'm coming from Gainesville.   Good luck. 

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Re: What are your opening day 2013 plans?
« Reply #139: March 29, 2013, 02:59:42 PM »
Gordon Biersch opens this Monday at 10:00.
I might have to be there when the doors open

I'm considering that option as well, especially if I drive Ms1995hoo to work. I plan to enter the ballpark early, but going to Gordon Biersch might be a good option for getting a few beers for a lot less than they charge at the ballpark. I assume the new GB will offer the same half-litre pours as the existing locations downtown and at Tysons. That's a good bit bigger than the ballpark pours.

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Re: What are your opening day 2013 plans?
« Reply #140: March 29, 2013, 03:35:54 PM »
FP and Carp just referred to an unveiling  ...  but it looked like a sign.   I'd think they gotta have a banner as well.
  Maybe they'll have a flag on top of the scoreboard?

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Re: What are your opening day 2013 plans?
« Reply #141: March 29, 2013, 06:38:07 PM »
I'm coming from Gainesville.   Good luck. 
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Re: What are your opening day 2013 plans?
« Reply #142: March 29, 2013, 06:39:09 PM »
I don't see it, but will they be any sort of banner raising for the division championship?

There was a large banner up on the scoreboard, on the left edge - covered.  I'm guessing it will be revealed as opposed to raised.

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Re: What are your opening day 2013 plans?
« Reply #144: March 29, 2013, 08:31:38 PM »
There was a large banner up on the scoreboard, on the left edge - covered.  I'm guessing it will be revealed as opposed to raised.

I think that's the "thing" MASN showed.    FP said he could see through it.

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Re: What are your opening day 2013 plans?
« Reply #145: March 30, 2013, 07:00:59 AM »
I think that's the "thing" MASN showed.    FP said he could see through it.

You could definitely see through it.  It said NL East Champions.

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Re: What are your opening day 2013 plans?
« Reply #146: March 30, 2013, 11:56:04 AM »
I see the game is on WUSA9 as well as MASN, which suggests that it is being carried nationally...anyone know whether or not this is the case? 

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Re: What are your opening day 2013 plans?
« Reply #147: March 30, 2013, 12:00:49 PM »
I see the game is on WUSA9 as well as MASN, which suggests that it is being carried nationally...anyone know whether or not this is the case? 

I don't think so.  WUSA has the same agreement to carry roughly 20 games per season that Channel 50 had in years past.  Nothing to do with national coverage.

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Re: What are your opening day 2013 plans?
« Reply #148: March 30, 2013, 01:50:22 PM »
Strange that both 9 & MASN are carrying the same game then.  OK, well thanks, guess I'll find out Monday. 
I don't think so.  WUSA has the same agreement to carry roughly 20 games per season that Channel 50 had in years past.  Nothing to do with national coverage.

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Re: What are your opening day 2013 plans?
« Reply #149: March 31, 2013, 12:20:02 AM »
where are we meeting up?!?!