November 22, 2004

It's official; the Washington Nationals will begin playing baseball this season

Major League Baseball announced that upon their move to the Nation's Capitol, the Montreal Expos will become the Washington Nationals. This is a return to the original name of the Washington baseball team, which was known as the Nationals from 1901 to 1956. "Senators," the more widely known name, was an informal name for the earlier team, and the offical name of the second chapter of Washington's baseball history, from 1960 to 1971.

The team's primary logo is shown above, but caps will be similar to those of the old Washington Senators, which last played at DC's RFK Stadium in 1971.

The Expos will play at RFK until a new stadium is built in Southwest Washington, near the Navy Yard on the Anacostia River.

Posted by mhking at November 22, 2004 12:42 PM

What can I say... Montréal's loss - DC's gain.

I'll miss the old rivalries between the Toronto Blue Jays and the Expos - it has always been a dream to see the World Series played between these 2 teams. Sadly, not anymore.


Good blog, BTW. Keep it up, eh?

Your Inquisitive Neighbour to the Norff, blah, blah, blah...

Posted by: Jacques Vader at November 22, 2004 11:37 PM

Here is hoping for artificial turf in that new stadium.

Posted by: hchutch at November 23, 2004 11:08 AM

The fact the Mayor Williams let stupid statehood politics interfere with naming the team the Senators was shameful.

That being said, "The Nationals" has a ring to it. Love that logo!

Posted by: Steven J. Kelso Sr. at November 25, 2004 12:28 AM

Yes! I have always missed the Washington team. It will be great to have that city back in the fold.

Posted by: BobG at November 28, 2004 06:42 PM

RE: Here is hoping for artificial turf in that new stadium.

Nah! Not here in ideal grass growing country. Are you nuts?


Posted by: James at January 4, 2005 03:18 PM

Hey! Check out our new fan site We'd love for you to give your input and be a part of the team.


Posted by: Paul at March 27, 2005 10:26 PM
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