Saturday, January 30, 2010

Getting Their Red On For The Rock The Red Crowd

A sellout crowd at Verizon Center for a Washington Capitals Hockey Game provided the largest turnout of the first three days of The 2010 Winter Caravan. At one point, the line of hockey/baseball fans waiting on the main concourse to get autographs with Nyjer Morgan, Matt Capps, Ryan Speier, Adam Dunn, John Lannan and Josh Willingham snaked a good quarter way around the arena from Section 108. Upstairs near Section 424, Brian Bruney, Drew Storen, Craig Stammen, Tyler Clippard, Danny Espinosa and MASN's Rob Dibble greeted an equally enthusiastic, although not as frenzied, group of supporters for one hour before The Capitals took on The Florida Panthers in NHL Hockey.

Our Washington Nationals were Getting Their Red On with The Washington Capitals Rock The Red Crowd.

With Nationals Principal Owner Mark Lerner a partner in Lincoln Holdings alongside Ted Leonsis--The Owner Of The Washington Capitals, Our Washington Nationals and The Caps are perfect partners to cross promote to each other's fan bases. Over the past three seasons, both teams have joined together for numerous events and last night's friendly Winter Caravan Stop on Fun Street was the latest to Get Everyone's Red On.

Both teams wear the same colors. Both teams cater to a similar fan base. And both franchises are looking to becoming forces in their respective sports. The Capitals are already close with arguably the greatest player in hockey today--Alexander Ovechkin, an exciting young team and an electric fan base that makes attending any Caps game at Verizon Center an enjoyable experience. The Capitals also put on a terrific in-game experience.

Our Washington Nationals are working to reach that level with Ryan Zimmerman onboard, Stephen Strasburg rising in the wings and their own young and hungry fan base thirsting for that same success The Washington Capitals have enjoyed over the past three seasons. Solid years of championship runs are reasonably in sight for The Caps. They've framed a solid foundation. A goal Our Washington Nationals would love to emulate and build upon in their not too distant future.

Can you imagine if The Washington Capitals took home The Stanley Cup in the same year as Our Washington Nationals won The World Series? That would be some serious "GETTING YOUR RED ON" and The Nation's Capital would probably go bonkers. Growing your fan base is important. The Capitals have done an excellent job doing so--winning consistently didn't hurt them either. Our Washington Nationals are following a similar track. They are just not there yet. And last night's Winter Caravan stop at Verizon Center spotlighted the team's ever growing hold on the region in professional sports.

The Rock The Red Crowd wanted to be Baseball Fans, too. That's a good sign for both franchises Getting Their Reds On.

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