Your NatsCaveCrasher Is…

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After 48 hours of furious voting, we are pleased to announce our Grand Prize Winner of the #NatsCaveCrasher Instagram Contest is @batesandy. Andy and a lucky +1 of his choosing will be headed to New York next week to crash the MLB Fan Cave and watch the Nationals take on the Mets at Citi Field. Our Runner-Up, @nickpalastro, will get four PNC Diamond Lounge seats for a 2014 Nationals game.

But before we go any further, we’d like to acknowledge how overwhelming this vote was. We’ve held contests before through various social networks, but nothing has generated the level of response as this contest. While there were passionate voices on different sides of the fandom debate, we felt it was appropriate to let those voices be heard. You voted for whose photos you believed were best, but also who you thought deserved to represent the Nationals. We can’t argue with that.

We know that some of you had issues with being able to vote, which we can attribute to the overwhelming response we received. Here were the final totals:

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As you can see, nearly 200,000 votes were cast in the 48-hour block, or almost 70 per minute on average. You have shown once again your passion as a fan base, and we appreciate your continued support. Go Nats!

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