A year after its debut, Washington's team is greeted with much less fanfare in D.C.

The second time's not as charming

April 11, 2006|By DAN CONNOLLY | DAN CONNOLLY,SUN REPORTER

When they came home after their first road trip last season, the Washington Nationals knew they'd be greeted with a once-in-a-lifetime reception.

The national media converged on RFK Stadium. Eager fans in new Nationals gear sold out the place. President Bush threw out the first pitch.

Mets@Nationals Home opener, today, 1:05 p.m., Ch. 20, 1500 AM Starters: Mets' Brian Bannister (0-0, 4.50) vs. Nationals' Ramon Ortiz (0-1, 10.80)

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