Get ready for ‘Ten Days Of Teddy’
Hey Nats fans!
I hope you’ve had a great offseason.
It’s Teddy here to remind you that baseball will be back in just a few short weeks! Can you believe we’re celebrating the Nationals 10-Year Anniversary this year? This historic season will have a lot in store and we can’t wait to welcome you back to Nationals Park.
The team has wisely asked me to help kick off our Anniversary celebration, so we’re launching “10 Days Of Teddy,” an exciting initiative that will run during the first two weeks in February, starting on Monday, February 2.
Weekdays only… weekends are for training! You hear that, Bill?
As part of “10 Days Of Teddy,” I’ll be heading out to different locations around D.C., Maryland, and Virginia to reveal the promotional items that will be given away this season to celebrate the past decade of baseball in D.C. And YOU will have the opportunity to break the news.
Here’s all you need to know: keep an eye on the @nationals Twitter account each day between 11:00 a.m-1:00 p.m. That’s where I’ll send out a clue about my location. The first fan to find me – and show me the clue on their mobile device – will not only be able to announce a 2015 promotional item on their Twitter account, but they’ll receive two tickets to the game at which the item will be distributed.
To sweeten the deal, I’ll pick two days over the 10 when the winner will receive Opening Day tickets, too!
In the meantime, we’ll be posting some of our favorite giveaways from the past 10 years to get you excited.
See you in February! And I can’t wait to welcome you all back to the ballpark during our 10-Year Anniversary season!
Update (Feb. 2, 12:45 pm): We have our first winner! Congratulations to Michael A. Simmons who found me at my first secret locale: Mount Pleasant Library. (Thanks to the library for having me!) Michael was lucky enough to win Opening Day tickets AND announce that we’ll be giving away this commemorative tin on Opening Day! This collectors item represents the traditional 10-Year Anniversary gift of tin and can be used to store your Nationals keepsakes!
Update (Feb. 3, 11:45 pm): We’ve got another lucky winner. Congratulations to Alicia Prince, who found me at D.C. City Hall today! We were honored to have Mayor Muriel Bowser join in our fun today. Alicia announced that on May 4, 2015 vs. the Marlins we’ll be giving away a Livan Hernandez bobblehead, celebrating our inaugural game! This is the first bobblehead in our 10-Year Anniversary season.
Update (Feb. 4, 11:45 pm): Our third winner has found me! Congratulations to Jim Scanlon, who found me today in Old Town, Alexandria! Jim won tickets to our May 5 game vs. the Marlins where we’ll be giving away our first 10 Year Tuesdays keepsake: a Nationals bottle stopper!
Update (Feb. 5, 12:22 pm): Today’s winner found me visiting some of the wonderful people working at the Pentagon! Congratulations to Karin Drinkhall, who found me at lunchtime and won Opening Day tickets AND tickets to our June 2 game vs. the Blue Jays where we’ll be giving away a commemorative coin, one of our 10 Year Tuesdays keepsakes!
Update (Feb. 6, 12:25 pm): Congrats to Emily Lelandais — a Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy mentor! — who found me outside the Bethesda Metro Station this afternoon! I am so excited that Emily got to announce that on June 4 vs. the Cubs she’ll be in attendance when we give away this bobblehead of Ryan Zimmerman’s Nationals Park-opening walk-off home run!
Update (Feb. 9, 1:00 pm): After a weekend spent training for the 2015 Presidents Race, I was back in action and today’s winner found me visiting the National Zoo! Congrats to Larry Durbin, who spotted me by the American Bison at the National Zoo. Larry, I am so happy that you won tickets to our September 3 game vs. the Atlanta Braves and got to announce that on that night we’ll be giving away these Nesting Dolls! Can’t wait to see you there!
Update (Feb. 10, 12:45 pm): Ten Days of Teddy hit the movies today! Congrats to Fred Kleiman, who spotted me at AFI Silver Spring this afternoon! Fred is a big winner. He will not only be in attendance at our game on July 5 vs. the San Francisco Giants, but he got to announce that on that night we’ll be giving away a bobblehead commemorating Stephen Strasburg’s electrifying Major League debut!
Update (Feb. 11, 12:44 pm): Today was about filling my belly, and congratulations to Victor Ponce, who found me at Hard Times Cafe in Clarendon! Victor got to announce that on Aug. 30 we’ll be giving away this awesome bobblehead commemorating Jayson Werth’s Game 4 walk-off home run — and Victor will be there, because he won tickets to that game, too.
Update (Feb. 12, 1:00 pm): Nine Days of ME are complete! Congrats to Irma P. Alba, who found me at the Harris Teeter in Potomac and announced that we’ll be giving away this Inaugural Game Mini Lineup Card on Sept. 8!
Only one more day left. Where will I be tomorrow?!
Update (Feb. 13, 12:45 pm): Ten Days of Teddy has come to its conclusion — but we went out with a bang! Congrats to Jeremy Art, who found me at Union Station today. Jeremy won tickets for Opening Day at Nationals Park AND announced that we’ll be giving away this Jordan Zimmermann No-Hitter bobblehead on Sept. 25!
Thank you so much to all who participated in our scavenger hunt. It was so nice to meet all of our winners and everyone else who stopped by the last two weeks! I can’t wait for our 10th Anniversary season to begin!