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Mike Rizzo Answers Your Questions

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Earlier during the day for #IYNT, we gave you the chance to ask Nationals GM Mike Rizzo questions about the team via Twitter. Here were his responses to some of your best queries.

From @EdZakreski:

What’s the long term plan for 1B and CF?

We have a lot of in-house possibilities at both positions. At first base, Adam LaRoche, Michael Morse, Tyler Moore and Chris Marrero. In center field, Bryce Harper, Eury Perez, Brian Goodwin and Michael Taylor.

From @MekaKimmerstein:

Which player the team could NOT make it w/o this yr! Thanks!! GO NATS!!

Besides front of the rotation starters, Ian Desmond is possibly the most indispensable starter on the field.

From: @JP00LE

Is he surprised to have his team leading the National League on July 3, 2012?

I wouldn’t use the word surprised. Pleased, especially with all the injuries that we’ve had.

#IYNT Is Here

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Welcome, tweeps. The Ignite Your NATITUDE Tweet-up is finally here. We know you still have plenty of questions about just how the day will go, so here’s an outline of everything you can expect.

10:30 a.m.: We’ll begin taking requests all day for #NatsDJ, allowing fans to pick the music that will play after gates open at the ballpark. All you have to do is send a tweet with the artist, song title and hashtag #NatsDJ, to submit your request.

Tip: You’ll have a much better chance of hearing your song if the lyrics are clean or if there is a readily downloadable radio version.

11:00 a.m.: With Bryce Harper in the Final Vote for the National League All-Star Team, we’re giving you – the fan – the chance to ask him anything you’d like! Just submit your question for Bryce using #IYNT and keep an eye out later today for his answers.

4:00 p.m.: Center Field Gates (along N Street) will open to the general public. If you have RSVP’d and are taking part in the Tweet-up, go immediately to the check-in table at the top of section 140 when you arrive. Remember, it pays to get here early, as the following groups will receive the corresponding giveaways:

–       First 10 to arrive and check in at section 140: Special pregame meet & greet with Nationals players

–       First 140 to arrive and check in at section 140: Limited Edition Ignite Your NATITUDE T-Shirt

–       First 450 to arrive and check in at section 140: Exclusive #IYNT commemorative poster, featuring some of your favorite tweeting Nationals players (including a couple of All-Stars!)

When you check in, you’ll also receive a nametag with your Twitter handle on it to help identify your fellow Nationals fans and get to know the group you tweet with during the games.

5:30 p.m.: Got a question for Nationals EVP of Baseball Operations & General Manager Mike Rizzo? He’ll respond LIVE via @Nationals in the top of the 3rd inning! Ask away using #IYNT in your tweet and we’ll pick the best questions.

6:35 p.m.: First Pitch! But just because the game has begun, that’s hardly the end of the fun. Keep tabs on the game on the field and on Twitter, where we’ll have scavenger hunts for prizes and interactive features all night long.

Mid 4th: Stay tuned for the President’s Race. Enough said.

7th-Inning Stretch: We’ll see you back out in 140 with another special guest and another chance to win great prizes.

Remember to use #IYNT when you tweet, and we’ll pick the best tweet of the day to win 4 PNC Diamond Club seats to a future game! (rules) Not bad, right?

See you at the yard!

Weekly Review (6/11)

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Here at Curly W Live, we will be conducting a weekly review every Tuesday of all the storylines from the week that was. If you’re new to the site or have just been too busy to stay current with all the day-to-day action, this is your way to get caught up on everything going on with the team.

The Nationals entered the week in first place in the National League East, coming off a weekend sweep of the Boston Red Sox. The road trip continued to Toronto for the first of a three-game set, in which they pounded out 14 hits to help Edwin Jackson to his third victory of the season. Upon further review, we discovered an odd but fortuitous connection between Jackson’s starts and the bat of Adam LaRoche. Meanwhile, the Nationals announced the signing of 23 recent draft picks, including six of their top 10 selections. In game two of the series, Bryce Harper and company accepted the challenge to “Be Bold” as they crushed three home runs in support of Stephen Strasburg in a 4-2 triumph to win their fifth straight. A different rookie stepped up to be the hero of game three, as Tyler Moore hit his first two Major League home runs and drove in five RBI to key a 6-2 victory, a series sweep, and a season-high sixth consecutive win.

Back at home, as the team relaxed on their off-day Thursday, members of the Nationals ownership group enjoyed a unique experience, thanks to the US Navy. Meanwhile, we took advantage of the break to answer a number of your questions surrounding the Ignite Your NATITUDE Tweet-up, more commonly known as #IYNT.

The club returned home to face the Yankees on Friday as we celebrated the US Army’s 237th birthday. At the same time, Ian Desmond encouraged fans to start a new patriotic tradition in our Nation’s Capital for the National Anthem. Unfortunately, the team and could never really get rolling against Phil Hughes, dropping a 7-2 decision. A tough call on what would have been the go-ahead run in the eighth inning doomed the two teams to a 14-inning battle on Saturday. Even with seven hitless innings from the Nationals underrated bullpen, New York eventually prevailed, 5-3. In the finale, despite our clairvoyant tweet, the Yankees completed the weekend sweep to run their winning streak to nine games.

Mon @ TOR: W, 6-3

Tue @ TOR: W, 4-2

Wed @ TOR: W, 6-2

Thu: OFF

Fri vs. NYY: L, 2-7

Sat vs. NYY: L, 3-5

Sun vs. NYY: L, 1-4

Weekly Record: 3-3

Your Handy FAQ Guide to #IYNT

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What Is #IYNT?

You may have seen the hashtag floating around the last couple weeks and wondered to yourself, what exactly is this #IYNT thing? It’s the first event of its kind at Nationals Park: the inaugural Ignite Your NATITUDE Tweet-up! In short, it is a social event that will take place before and during the Nationals/Giants game on July 3.

Why Should I RSVP?

Let’s see: a special discounted ticket, a free commemorative poster, giveaways all night long, a great evening of Nationals baseball AND a fireworks show? The real question is why wouldn’t you RSVP?

But, if you still need a good reason, consider this: the more fans that RSVP, the better the seats will be. We will unveil the seating package on June 22, the day that tickets go on sale. So tell your friends, but more importantly, tell your tweeps – the more we spread the word among Nationals fans on Twitter, the more you will get to meet and interact with at the ballpark!

How Do I RSVP?

It’s simple: log on to Twitter, and simply tweet “RSVP #IYNT” to @Nationals – seriously, that’s it! We’ll record your Twitter handle, and when you come to the ballpark on July 3, we’ll tell you where to check in. Only those who have RSVP’d can take part in the special giveaways and win prizes, so make sure you do so right away!

How Do I Actually Get Tickets?

Right here!

How Much Does It Cost?

Just $20! No matter how much the seats improve, tickets will remain at the same low price point.

What If I Already Have Tickets To The Game?

That’s just fine. You may not be seated in the same section as everyone else, and you won’t get a discounted ticket, but you can still partake in all the fun activities as part of IYNT. Even if you already have seats, you will want to make sure you RSVP for the chance to win our great prizes, yet to be unveiled.

Why Aren’t My Tickets In Section 140?

We’ve got more spaces than seats in section 140 alone, so the event will spill into the surrounding sections in the area.

What Time Should I Show Up?

As early as possible. We’ll have some special prizes for those who get there early. Center Field Gates will open at 4:00 p.m. for a 6:35 p.m. first pitch.

Where Do I Check In To Get My Prizes?

We’ll be set up at tables right behind section 140 in the heart of the action. The first 450 to arrive get a special edition event poster, and the first 140 to arrive get a limited edition Ignite Your NATITUDE T-Shirt!

Did You Get My RSVP?

Yep. We’ve been tracking them since the beginning. As long as you used “RSVP” and “#IYNT” in a tweet, we saw it and tracked it. We’ll have Twitter handle name tags ready and waiting for when you arrive.

What Is The $6 Of Added Value On My Ticket?

Noticed that, did you? We’ve thrown in an extra $6 for you to use anywhere around the ballpark – concessions, team store, whatever you’d like. Just another bonus for following us on Twitter.

More questions? Ask us on Twitter and we’ll do our best to keep this page updated!

The Ignite Your NATITUDE Tweet-Up

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For those involved in the Twitter community, tweet-ups have become a fun way for those who interact in the space and share interests to meet in person. To us, there is no better place to meet than the ballpark, and so, the Ignite Your NATITUDE Tweet-up (#IYNT) was born.

#IYNT will take place before and during the Nationals July 3 contest vs. the San Francisco Giants. To attend the event, we encourage fans to RSVP via Twitter using the hashtag #IYNT. Seat location for the event will not be released until the tickets actually go on sale on June 22, but the more people that RSVP, the better everyone’s seats will be! We’ll have great giveaways leading up to and during the event, as well as a bunch of others perks that we’ll tell you about as the date approaches. Read on for more details, and we hope you’ll join us for this exciting social media event!

WHO: All @Nationals followers

WHAT: First-ever Ignite Your NATITUDE Tweet-up (#IYNT)

WHERE: Nationals Park; Fans encouraged to RT and share with followers to improve seats – more RSVPs = better seats!

WHEN: Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at 6:35pm vs. San Francisco Giants; Gates open at 4:00pm; Tickets available June 22

DETAILS: The Nationals are excited to hold the inaugural Ignite Your NATITUDE Tweet-up (#IYNT) at the ballpark on Tuesday, July 3, 2012 when the Nationals host the San Francisco Giants at 6:35pm. In addition to providing a space for those who follow us in the Twittersphere to congregate and meet one another, we will be offering a special ticket discount and a commemorative poster exclusive to the event. The seating location for Tweet-up seats will improve the more RSVPs we receive before the on-sale date on June 22. Fans are encouraged to follow @Nationals for incentives to help improve the seating location as the June 22 on-sale date approaches.

On the day of the event, the Nationals will reward fans who show up early with prizes and offer additional pre-game interactive games and giveaways. Throughout the game, those who follow @Nationals will enjoy an interactive fan experience never before seen at Nationals Park.

Be sure to follow @Nationals on Twitter or visit for additional details as they are announced.