Washington Nationals Plan Tribute for Navy Yard Shooting Victims

The team will recognize the victims, families, and survivors at the doubleheader Tuesday.
The Washington Nationals (pictured here on opening day) will pay tribute to the Navy Yard shooting victims on Tuesday. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.
The Washington Nationals (pictured here on opening day) will pay tribute to the Navy Yard shooting victims on Tuesday. Photograph 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.

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