Wednesday, Teddy and Screech met fans at a McDonald’s drive-thru window to pick up their lunch.
Thursday they crashed a Chick-Fil-A with free coupons.
On Friday, they delivered Papa John’s pizza to the USO Family Center at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, while on Saturday they joined Abe at the base of the Capital Wheel at National Harbor, and all fans rode for free.
Back in DC on Sunday, Bill and Teddy discussed the season ahead over Hard Times Café lunch with firefighters at Engine Company 7 and the DC Metro Police Department First District Station.
Monday morning Screech paid a visit to three elementary schools in the local area: Gesher Jewish Day School in Fairfax, Va., Barnaby Manor in Oxon Hill, Md., and Amidon-Bowen Elementary in Southwest D.C., to autograph baseballs and hand out Nationals gear.
Tuesday afternoon, the Nationals hosted a tailgate at Fort Myer in Arlington, Va., catered by Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop and Sam Adams.
It’s all part of our 10 Days of Thanks tour. As we enter our 10th anniversary season, we want to take the time to thank those who helped us become the hometown team we are today.
Each day, between Wednesday, March 25, and Friday, April 3, Screech, Teddy, Bill, Abe and the Nationals’ promotions team are popping up around the DC Metro area. Surprises include free lunch, free breakfast, Nationals gifts and giveaways.
These surprise-and-delight moments are a huge ‘Thank you’ to all of the fans for their support, from the Nationals team, the front office and the Lerner Family.
The celebration continues this week!
Here’s where to find the Nationals promotions team over the next several days:
Wednesday, April 1, 2015, 10:00AM: Dulles Toll Road Plaza, Toll #1
Thursday, April 2, 2015, 9:00AM: Peet’s Coffee, 17th Street NW, Washington, DC
Friday, April 3, 2015, 11:00AM: The National Mall
Thank you, sincerely, for an amazing 10 years. We couldn’t have done it without you. Here’s to the next 10!
As you may have heard, MLB Commissioner Robert Manfred will be throwing out the first pitch at Nationals Park on Opening Day, April 6. We are so honored that he will be a part of the kick-off to our 10-year anniversary season!
As excited as we are to welcome Commissioner Manfred, we’re even more excited about the opportunity to host an MLB All-Star Game!
The city submitted a strong bid to Major League Baseball, and we need your help to share with MLB that Washington, D.C. is ready to host. Washington hasn’t hosted the All-Star Game since 1969 – but as we launch our 10th anniversary season, we believe D.C. is ready!
D.C. is ready for Fan Fest.
D.C. is ready for the Home Run Derby.
DC. IS. READY.
Between now and Commissioner Manfred’s visit on April 6, share your enthusiasm as fans of the Washington Nationals and of this amazing city! Show MLB that there is no better place in America to host the national pastime’s All-Star Game than in the nation’s capital.
Share why you think #DCisREADY on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and more! Tag @MLB. Share with your friends and family. Throughout the next few weeks we’ll be sharing why we think #DCisREADY and retweeting our favorite posts from you.
We can’t wait to see your enthusiasm for a potential All-Star Game in the nation’s capital!
The Washington Nationals broadcast partners, the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network (MASN) and 106.7 The Fan, will broadcast a total of 14 Nationals Spring Training games throughout the weeks leading up to the start of the 2015 regular season.
The Nationals 2015 Grapefruit League schedule features seven games televised by MASN and a combined 10 games airing on 106.7 The Fan, and partner station CBS Sports Radio 1580 AM.
Here’s the full broadcast schedule:
NATIONALS 2015 SPRING TRAINING BROADCAST SCHEDULE*
|3/7||vs. STL||1:05 p.m.||VIERA, FL||MASN / 1580AM|
|3/8||@ NYY||1:05 p.m.||Tampa, FL||106.7 The Fan|
|3/9||vs. ATL||1:05 p.m.||VIERA, FL||MASN|
|3/10||@ MIA||1:05 p.m.||Jupiter, FL||1580AM|
|3/11||vs. DET||1:05 p.m.||VIERA, FL||MASN|
|3/16||vs. HOU||1:05 p.m.||VIERA, FL||MASN|
|3/19||vs. DET||1:05 p.m.||VIERA, FL||1580 AM|
|3/21||vs. MIA||1:05 p.m.||VIERA, FL||1580AM|
|3/22||@ DET||1:05 p.m.||Lakeland, FL||1580AM|
|3/23||vs. NYY||1:05 p.m.||VIERA, FL||MASN / 1580AM|
|3/25||@STL||1:05 p.m.||Jupiter, FL||1580AM|
|3/26||vs. NYM||5:05 p.m.||VIERA, FL||MASN|
|3/27||vs. STL||1:05 p.m.||VIERA, FL||1580AM|
|4/4||vs. NYY||1:05 p.m.||WASHINGTON, DC||MASN/ 106.7 The Fan|
* Subject to change
Today was the day of the first full-squad workout for the 2015 Washington Nationals. Instead of rain, which was forecast throughout the Space Coast, there was excitement in the air. From bunt plays, to infield work to outfield drills to batting practice, this was the first day all 60 players in Major League camp got to work together, with their collective eyes on a single goal.
Manager Matt Williams addressed the entire group, (players, coaches, training staff, medical staff, clubhouse staff and front office staff) Thursday morning prior to the workout. He delivered a powerful message about “staying with the process” and let them know that “everything we do here has a purpose.” From there, it was time to go to work.
News of the Day:
Yunel Escobar took the field Thursday morning and instead of going to shortstop, where he’s played the majority of his career, Escobar went right to second base. This spring, the 32-year-old native of La Habana, Cuba will be given a crash course in the fundamentals of playing the position.
Escobar manned second base during the team bunt defense drills before taking full infield work with the rest of the team’s infielders, and batting practice. Following organized workouts, Escobar worked with Williams, shortstop Ian Desmond, and Defensive Coordinator/Advance Coach Mark Weidemaier, who is fluent in Spanish, on basic fundamentals of playing the position.
“What I saw is a guy who certainly has skill and that can play anywhere on the diamond if he wanted to,” Williams said. “Beyond that, what I saw was a guy who came in and asked for some extra work after practice. That’s the most important thing to me. It tells me he will take pride in playing second base and takes pride in his game in general. He wants to work at it. We made an agreement that, barring being sore or going through the ‘Spring Training soreness’ that he would like to do that on an everyday basis. That is a really good sign…If he wants to take grounders at 5 a.m., we’ll be here.”
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“Depends on the guy. Depends on the manager. I’ve played for some guys who could set the tone and some who couldn’t it just depends on the guy. I would say our guy can set the tone,” – Nationals right fielder Jayson Werth on Matt Williams’ first address to the team.