Photos: Nats Inaugural Photo Day

Posted by Cheryl Nichols | 9/04/2011 05:43:00 AM | , , | 0 comments »

The Washington Nationals had their first ever "photo day" on Saturday, September 3 before hosting the New York Mets. Fans had the opportunity to go down to the warning track from 4:30 p.m - 5:45 p.m. to take photos of their favorite Nationals players, coaches, executives and TV/radio broadcasters.

Players and coaches were introduced in small groups every few minutes and would walk on the grass inside the warning track to meet and greet Nats fans. The idea was to be able to take photos of the players or with the players as they passed by. Many fans simply wanted to shake their idol's hands and thank them for playing hard.

Although autographs were not permitted, several players stopped to sign when asked. Unfortunately, a couple of generous players stopped to sign too many autographs and had to be rushed by the fans at the end robbing them of a photo. That was the only complaint of the afternoon.

The event was a success and every fan within earshot hoped for a repeat next season.

MVP of Photo Day: Michael Morse - He was the "rock star" that stopped for every single fan to sign autographs, pose for photos, shake hands, chat with fans and spent a full hour on the field. Thanks Michael!

Here are a few photos.......
All photos Copyright Nats News Network.

Michael Morse

Roger ("Shark") Bernadina

Chien-Ming Wang

Danny Espinosa

Ryan Mattheus

Hitting Coach Rick Eckstein

Jordan Zimmermann

Collin Balestar and Brian Bixler

John Lannan

Tyler Clippard

Chris Marrero

Wilson Ramos

Drew Storen

Ross Detwiler

Doug Slaten

Michael Morse signing autographs

Michael Morse posing with fans

Manager Davey Johnson

Fans around the warning track

Stephen Strasburg posing with fans

Todd Coffey

Jesus Flores

Collin Balestar

Tyler Clippard