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Nats Go Green


Since the Nationals currently have some on-the-field problems (all their good players are hurt, they can't score runs, they can't get hits and they're in last place), this might be a good time to focus on off-the-field excitement. Like tonight's "Get Your Green On" promotion, which will feature added star power from someone the team's Web site is calling "famed chef Emeril Lagosse." Close enough. You can't spell "Get Your Green On" without a couple of extra "o's," anyhow.

The first 5,000 fans who exit the Navy Yard Half Street MetroRail Station will receive a loaded farecard that will pay their way back home, and fans who enter the Half Street entrance in center field will walk up a green carpet to the gate.

In addition, Nationals players and ushers will wear green hats for the game, and the Nat Pack & Racing Presidents will wear green shirts in the spirit of the event.

Heck, why stop there. Further suggestions:

* The Nats should agree not to score any runs, so as to prevent the expenditure of electricity in score-changing. Shouldn't be much of a sacrifice.

* Green athletic tape for all injuries!

* Green sutures for Zim, when the shoulder goes under the knife.

* Camouflage for fans, so they can blend in with the seats. Actually, I think this has been happening since Opening Night.

* Supportive appearances by other D.C. athletes including Mike Green, Santana Moss, plus video messages from Ryan Leaf, Reggie Bush and Ken Shamrock.

* In keeping with the spirit of the night, a request to the city to donate some more green, to be used for lining the owners' pockets.

* A recreation by Dmitri Young of the following stanza from Green Eggs and Ham: " I will eat them in a box; And I will eat them with a fox; And I will eat them in a house; And I will eat them with a mouse; And I will eat them here and there; Say! I will eat them ANYWHERE!"

* Recycled outfielders.

By Dan Steinberg  |  June 4, 2008; 10:45 AM ET
Categories:  Nats  
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Comments

Emeril is he man

Posted by: Joe | June 4, 2008 10:58 AM | Report abuse

All these "Go Green" promotions have actually made me SICK of the environment. How about the Nationals CEASE operations until they can field a competitive side. The fans can really help the environment.

Posted by: Virginia Blue Blood | June 4, 2008 11:05 AM | Report abuse

they had to make new green hats right? and a new green carpet right? do they not see the irony in producing new items that will only be used once to help "go green"???

Posted by: Anonymous | June 4, 2008 11:32 AM | Report abuse

Wouldn't Zeros across the board use more energy than 1's?

Posted by: Anonymous | June 4, 2008 11:55 AM | Report abuse

With Father's day looming, many National players are feeling guilty.

Posted by: qualude conduct | June 4, 2008 12:28 PM | Report abuse

I've always thought the Nats should recognize folks who use public transit by selecting an "Extremely Drunk Metro Rider of the Game." It would look like this:

[Clint and visibly drunk man on scoreboard]

Clint: Sir, you've obviously been served more beer than you really should have been, but you chose to take public transportation, both keeping our skies clear and keeping you off the road! Here's to your one sensible choice of the evening!

Visibly Drunk Man: [vomits on Clint]

I think this could work.

Posted by: Lindemann | June 4, 2008 12:38 PM | Report abuse

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