The Washington Nationals will take on the New York Mets in their home opener today. To honor the event, the District on Deck staff recalls their favorite moments at the park.
After visiting the Cincinnati Reds and Atlanta Braves to begin the season, the Washington Nationals will finally play their first home game today. Home openers are always exciting, but today should be exceptionally fun.
For one, 2018 is the tenth anniversary of the inaugural season at Nationals Park. The Nats played their first few seasons at RFK Stadium, but moved to Nationals Park shortly after returning to DC.
Nationals Park will also host the All-Star festivities this summer. From the All-Star game, to the Home Run Derby, to the Futures Game, everything will occur at Nationals Park.
Washington has not hosted an All-Star Game since 1969, when the Senators represented DC, so it will be an exciting time for the team and city.
While the All-Star festivities will be great for Nationals Park, the Nats have had some of their own great moments at the ballpark.
Jayson Werth produced arguably the greatest moment with his walkoff home run in game four of the 2012 National League Division Series. Aside from Werth’s incredible homer, the park has hosted a few postseason wins, Stephen Strasburg‘s dominant debut, and Jordan Zimmermann‘s no-hitter.
Without further ado, our staff recalls their favorite Nationals Park moments.