8 Places to Catch the Nationals During the Postseason

Hot diggity dogs. This year they mean business! I’m talking about your team, the Washington Nationals.

Yes, they did great in 2012 too, leading the majors in wins before falling in devastating fashion to the St. Louis Cardinals in the National League Division Series, then fell off a bit last year (though at 86-76, they weren’t exactly bad either, just not good enough), but this could be the year they win it all.

Want a good omen? How about the Nats’ last regular season game where Jordan Zimmermann pitched the first no-hitter in team history? And this just two days after Doug Fister pitched a three-hitter.

Nationals Park (Rob Pongsajapan via Flickr)

Moneyball: Whereas playoff tickets can be rather expensive, a stool at your local sports bar is considerably cheaper. (Rob Pongsajapan via Flickr)

What’s even better for area fans is that neighboring city Baltimore is in the playoffs right alongside them but in the American League. For decades, baseball-loving Washingtonians were forced to root for somebody, and that somebody was most likely the Orioles. So this kinda does resemble 2012, as both teams were in the playoffs that year (their 2013 seasons were similar too, as the Orioles were 85-77, also coming up short of the postseason).

People in these parts are probably hoping for a “Between the Beltways” World Series. It could happen, and if so, it would bring out a lot of pride and madness in the Washington/Baltimore area.

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Hey, everyone loves a winner. Two area winners going at it is something else. But before we can dream of them going head-to-head, they both need to exorcise some 2012 playoff demons. And we’re here to give you a list of places to watch them play. This list, of course, will focus on the Nationals, but don’t be surprised if one of the other TVs is focused on the Orioles when they’re playing.

The Nationals play at 3 p.m. today, so this might be a nice Friday to knock off work early and root for the home team.

Play ball!

1. The Fairgrounds
1299 Half St., S.E.
Washington, D.C. 20003

2. Ugly Mug
723 8th St., S.E.
Washington, D.C. 20003

3. Trusty’s
1420 Pennsylvania Ave., S.E.
Washington, D.C. 20003

4. Capitol Lounge
229 Pennsylvania Ave., S.E.
Washington, D.C. 20003

5. Duffy’s Irish Pub
2106 Vermont Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20001

6. Rhino Bar DC
3295 M St., N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20007

7. Caddies on Cordell
4922 Cordell Ave.
Bethesda, Md. 20814

8. Crystal City Sports Pub
529 23rd St. S.
Arlington, Va. 22202

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Scott D

Scott D

Scott is a local writer and has been with the Apartment Showcase blog since its inception in 2010.

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