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Caps, Skins, Nats Go Green

I guess these must be based on the historically large population of Irish immigrants who have long called Washington home. Either that, or it's a way to make a buck.

Not sure why no one's thought to launch a line of President's Day apparel, featuring the side-by-side portraits of Stan Kasten, Vinny Cerrato and Kevin Payne. Or maybe a Labor Day shirt, with the Redskins Indian head handing out pink slips to lower level employees. I think there could certainly be some appeal in Columbus Day Redskins garb; maybe an "Adrift at Sea" motif, with Daniel Snyder peering out into the distance and swearing he can see India.

Anyhow, St. Patrick's day sales or not, the Nats have mobilized the green coalition, with Bill Nye declaring his fandom. A recent episode of his Planet Green show, "Stuff Happens," apparently opened at Nats Park, first LEED certified stadium in U.S. sports. If anyone should be selling green shirts, it's the Nats.

By Dan Steinberg  |  March 10, 2009; 10:54 AM ET
Categories:  Caps , Nats , Redskins  
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Anyone know where that Irish Skins t-shirt can be found? I don't see it on the team's website.

Posted by: SkinsMasonNats | March 10, 2009 11:26 AM | Report abuse

It's item number 3442145 at

Posted by: jburksva | March 10, 2009 11:45 AM | Report abuse

The Nats are selling "green shirts." The only place I have seen them is at Space Coast Stadium currently. They were in the actual stadium for sale at the beginning of Spring Training and only last week made their way to the Team Store outside the complex. They look like this:

Made of organic cotton the sticker says. Really soft and comfortable too. For both the environmentalist and Irish Spirited.

Posted by: DangerNat | March 10, 2009 12:22 PM | Report abuse

These have been around for a few years. Tragic. I think the green is more of an abomination than the pink jersies.
And we can thank the league marketing offices for the eyesores.

Posted by: Grooven | March 10, 2009 12:50 PM | Report abuse

That Redskins shamrock t-shirt is the coolest thing I've ever seen. The Caps one isn't bad either, but the leprechaun is a little over the top.

Posted by: SkinsMasonNats | March 10, 2009 1:48 PM | Report abuse

Saw a Caps green shirt with Ovechkin on the back. How can it not be Mike 'Green'!!

Posted by: alagarts | March 10, 2009 1:51 PM | Report abuse

Nationals Park may be the first major league ballpark to receive the LEED status, but it's not the first sports venue in the U.S. to do so, as Fenty said. Penn State's Medlar Field, which is shared with the local minor league club, earned the status nearly two years.
Still, it is an impressive feat by the Nationals.

Posted by: jlev4 | March 10, 2009 2:22 PM | Report abuse

The Charleston Battery's(USL-1) Blackbaud Stadium that opened in 1999 is also LEED Certified, but I believe the certification came a year or two ago.

Posted by: sitruc | March 10, 2009 4:21 PM | Report abuse

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