Washington Nationals Plan Tribute for Navy Yard Shooting Victims

The team will recognize the victims, families, and survivors at the doubleheader Tuesday.

By: Carol Ross Joynt

The Washington Nationals, who postponed Monday’s game to make Nationals Park available for families and survivors of the Navy Yard shootings, said that for today’s makeup split doubleheader there will be special tributes to the victims.

• At both games against the Atlanta Braves—the first scheduled for approximately 1 PM and the second for 7—there will be a moment of silence.

• Flags at the ballpark will be flown at half mast and remain so until Friday.

• The Nationals players will wear patriotic jerseys for the afternoon game.

The first game will be pitched by Dan Haren and the second by Tanner Roark. Haren on Monday told the Washington Post that the shootings would be on his mind. “This is our job, and we’re going to have to come out and play and have to win a baseball game,” he said. “As inconsequential as that may seem, we’re going to have to come out and do our jobs.”

For those fans who had tickets to Monday night’s game, the Nats issued this statement: “Fans with game tickets to Monday’s postponed contest may use their original tickets for the 1:05 PM makeup game on September 17. Those unable to attend the 1:05 PM game on September 17 can exchange their tickets for any remaining home game during the 2013 regular season or any Value Game during the 2014 regular season.”

The two Tuesday games require separate admission.