Washington Nationals Opening Day 2013

Strasburg pitches before a backdrop of red hats. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.
At the main gate, fans were greeted by a drumline and gifts of red hats and towels. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.
At the main gate, fans were greeted by a drumline and gifts of red hats and towels. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.
At the main gate, fans were greeted by a drumline and gifts of red hats and towels. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.
Fans streamed in through the main gate from as far as the eye could see, starting just after 10:30 AM. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.
Getting set up at the MASN TV booth. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.
The Red Porch and Red Loft filled up early. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.
There has to be at least one red sequined suit at every opening day, right? Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.
Stuart Wallace and Stephanie Springer of Cleveland Park began opening day by getting married at the courthouse, then headed to the game. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.
Stuart Wallace and Stephanie Springer of Cleveland Park began opening day by getting married at the courthouse, then headed to the game. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.
Opening day essentials: twin dogs with all the fixins’. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.
The youngest fans wait patiently for their heroes to come out of the dugout. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.
Wondering whether the game will ever begin. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.
Ready for his first autograph of the season. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.
Bryce Harper, introduced as the Rookie of the Year, emerges from the dug out to thunderous applause and cheers. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.
An older fan gets ready to fill in the box scores, a ritual for the devout. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.
DC mayor Vincent Gray shares a handshake with sportscaster Jim Brown, who announced the opening-day program. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.
Medal of Honor recipient former staff sergeant Clint Romesha threw out the first pitch. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.
Time for some free T-shirts. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.
The stands are full of famous fans. One of the best known and most visible is George Will, here with his son, John. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.
Strasburg shows his stuff. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.
Jayson Werth coming off the field. The fans love this guy. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.
George Washington doesn’t look so happy about winning the first Presidents Race of the 2013 season. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

Most Popular

More from News & Politics