Opening Day brought fans from all over to Nationals Park. Some came for the classic ballpark snacks and others for the impressive pitching matchup.
The Nationals faced the Cubs Friday night in game one of the National League Division Series playoffs. Earlier in the week the team sponsored a haunted fan rally at the ballpark to scare up support for a winning series.
The Nationals have not advanced past the NLDS since 1981 — when they were still the Expos. This year, they’re looking to the fans for a bit of good luck. In return, fans had the chance to win playoff tickets.
The Washington Nationals announced Thursday on Twitter that a new presidential mascot would join George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and Teddy Roosevelt for the 2013 baseball season.