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Help D-Span Upgrade His Profile

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Denard Span has officially been a member of the Nationals family for nearly four months now. And though he has yet to play his first regular season game with the team, he took no time at all in updating his Twitter profile upon his arrival in D.C. Now, he is due for an overhaul, and is looking for your help.

Denard has been generous enough to leave it up to you, the fans, to choose between the options below for both his new avatar and background on his account. Be sure to vote in both polls for your favorite photos, and the winners will be uploaded to his account later this week.

Profile Avatar – Option 1

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Profile Avatar – Option 2

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Profile Avatar – Option 3

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Profile Background – Option 1

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Profile Background – Option 2

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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 nationals.com for additional details as they are announced.

Ryan Mattheus: All About the Fans

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Two more Nationals took the plunge this week, joining the growing ranks of players on Twitter: Ian Desmond and Ryan Mattheus. While Desmond is all set up with his profile, Mattheus hasn’t touched his yet. Why not? Because he’s letting you – the fan – construct his page for him!

Below are three photos of Ryan for you to choose from to use for his profile. Vote in the poll below for your favorite, and that’s the one we’ll use to help him create his page! Feel free to leave other suggestions in the comments, and let us know how else you’d like to see our players participate through Twitter.

Photo Number One

Photo Number Two

Photo Number Three

Cleaning Up the Offense

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Sunday brought some good news and some bad news for the Nationals. The bad news: the dream of a perfect 162-0 season is gone, as is their streak of come-from-behind victories. The good news: even though they came up just short against the Cubs on Sunday, the Nats still took two of three at Wrigley to start the season, and head to New York to take on the Mets for a three-game set before heading back to D.C. for the home opener on Thursday.

Ryan Zimmerman appreciates Adam LaRoche's hot start so far this season.

The trends of the first two games continued, as again the offense was dormant early but exploded late. Unfortunately, Washington came up a run shy in the loss, but the team has now scored nine of its 12 runs in the eighth inning or later, after Adam LaRoche’s two-run shot in the ninth on Sunday afternoon. It was the second longball in as many days for the first baseman, who lost most of his 2011 season to injury but has started this season with a bang (or rather, two).

There was a lot of preseason talk about a former Nationals first baseman named Adam – Dunn, that is – heading into the season as a candidate for the Comeback Player of the Year. The way LaRoche has played so far, he seems primed to enter his own name into that debate. He is batting .412 (5-for-12) with the two dingers, three runs scored and four RBI through his first three games, numbers that have to feel especially good after struggling through just 43 games last season.

There was a even a smattering of Nationals red in the crowd at Wrigley enjoying Washington’s series win. Those of you who follow us on Twitter may have already seen this, but we figured it was worth a share with everyone. As if the drama of the last three games wasn’t already enough, hopefully this helps you Ignite Your Natitude. After all, baseball comes home to Washington in just three days.

Also, make sure to check in on Facebook around noon tomorrow, as a few Nationals will be visiting the MLB Fan Cave and taking your questions live. Which players, you ask? You’ll just have to drop by and find out.

Welcome To District 9

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Alright, to be fair, the title of this post should probably read “Welcome to THE District 9”. That’s what we’re calling this year’s informal question and answer sessions here on Curly W Live, which we will run all year with current players, front office members, coaches, prospects and other interesting folks from around the game of baseball.

The name is obviously a play on the Academy Award nominated film from a few years back, but is also a nickname for Washington’s home club, the nine men who take the field at Nationals Park to represent the District each night. The feature itself is our spin on the traditional 10 questions that many organizations will ask in a Q&A format. Instead, we ask nine questions we think you’d like to know the answer to, and reach out to you to provide the 10th.

We will be asking for your submissions via our Facebook and Twitter accounts throughout the year prior to these sessions, with the first of such coming up later this week. So if you don’t already like/follow us on those social media platforms, go check us out and keep your eyes open for your opportunity to ask your favorite baseball folks questions you’ve been dying to know the answer to.

Just so you know we’re serious, we’ll be starting off the year strong with… Gio Gonzalez! Get to know your new ace before Spring Training, as we’ll post Gio’s District 9 right here on Curly W Live later this week. So get creative and give it your best shot, then be sure to check back on Thursday to see if you’ve won!

Gio Gonzalez will answer one lucky fan's question. Could it be yours?

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