Previewing The Washington Nationals Home Opener


Washington Nationals fans have been waiting for this season to start. Last season was quite a disappointment for the Nationals as injuries and losing streaks took their toll on the team. Nonetheless, 2014 comes with renewed hope and expectations, and with the acquisition of Doug Fister, the Nationals look like an improved team.  Look for Bryce Harper and Stephen Strasburg to lead the Nationals back into the playoffs this season.

Looking at the Nationals schedule, the first home game of the year is against their National League East rivals the Atlanta Braves. The Braves are the defending East champions, so the Nats will be put to the test right off the bat. The average ticket price for this game is currently $121 while the get in price for this game is going to cost you $41, relatively cheap compared to other Opening Day games. For the second game of this three game set, it will be T-Shirt giveaway day. The average ticket price for this game is going right around $46 while the get in price for this game is only is going to cost you $8.  That’s a pretty significant decrease from the opener. For the final game of this three game set, it is projected that newly acquired Doug Fister will make his debut in Nationals Park. The average ticket price for this game is $38 while the get in price is only $8.

The Nationals have the talent both in the everyday lineup and in the starting rotation to make it to the World Series this year. The NL East does not look too overwhelming, with the Mets and Marlins still mired in rebuilding efforts and the Phillies providing a very aged ball club.  The Braves will remain their stiffest competition, so it will be interesting to see if the Nats can hold on and return to postseason glory!

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