Thursday, January 07, 2010

2010 Winter Caravan & NatsFest Schedule

UPDATE--New Addition To The Winter Caravan: Saturday January 30th White Flint Mall, 5PM to 7PM Autograph Session

13 Players, 1 Manager, 10 Area Stops, 1 Season Ticket Holder Luncheon and the 2nd NatsFest highlight the schedule released today by Our Washington Nationals concerning the 2010 Winter Caravan and NatsFest. To be held from January 27th through January 31st--the list of participating players is good: Ryan Zimmerman, Adam Dunn, Pudge Rodriguez, Nyjer Morgan, John Lannan, Josh Willingham, Craig Stammen, Matt Capps, Brian Bruney, Ryan Speier, Tyler Clippard, Danny Espinosa and Drew Storen. Our Manager Jim Riggleman will also participate. Speier, Espinosa and Storen will join the Winter Caravan only for the first three days. All other players will be on board for the final three days. Riggleman will be there for the entire journey.

All events will take place in the greater Washington, D.C. area and each day's events are tightly packed together. So, picking your spots wisely might be in order for attendance, getting autographs and taking pictures. There will be one private caravan stop at Ft. Belvoir in Fairfax County with the USO--accessible only to the media. And there will be a Washington Nationals Dream Foundation Press Conference at the Prince Georges County Sports & Learning Complex in Landover, Maryland to announce a new partnership with the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission’s Department of Parks and Recreation.

The 2nd Annual Season Ticket Holder Luncheon will take place on Friday, January 29th beginning at 1PM. The 2nd NatsFest at Nationals Park will commence on Sunday, January 31st beginning at 11AM. Season Ticket Holders will receive an email shortly on how to receive your four free tickets to NatsFest.

Here is the complete schedule as per the team's release:


Current & Future Nationals Stars Meet With Fans Around the Region in Advance of the 2010 Season

The Washington Nationals today announced the schedule for their 2010 Winter Caravan when members of the Washington Nationals will tour the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area from January 27 to Saturday, January 30, and conclude with the second annual NatsFest at Nationals Park on Sunday, January 31. Nationals Manager Jim Riggleman, Players Brian Bruney, Matt Capps, Tyler Clippard, Adam Dunn, Danny Espinosa, John Lannan, Nyjer Morgan, Ivan Rodriguez, Ryan Speier, Craig Stammen, Drew Storen, Josh Willingham, Ryan Zimmerman, and broadcaster Rob Dibble will participate in all or part of the week’s festivities. (A full schedule of player participation and scheduled appearances may be found below).

The Nationals fifth Winter Caravan since the ballclub’s arrival in Washington will take place over four days and feature meet-and-greets, autograph signings, community appearances and the second annual Hot Stove Luncheon. The 10-stop tour will include the ballclub’s first-ever appearance in Prince George’s County, with a visit to the Prince George’s Sports & Learning Complex in Landover, where the ballclub and the Washington Nationals Dream Foundation will make an announcement regarding plans to partner with the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission’s Department of Parks and Recreation. Continuing their dedication to military programs, the team has partnered with the USO of Metropolitan Washington to prepare care packages at the Ft. Belvoir military base for servicemen and women stationed overseas. Public appearances include autograph stops at Hard Times Cafe in Arlington, VA, Build-A-Bear Workshop in McLean, VA, and at the White Flint Mall in Rockville, MD. (Media alerts with complete details on events will be distributed prior to each day’s activities). The second annual Hot Stove luncheon will be held at Nationals Park on Friday, January 30, hosted by NBC “Meet the Press” Moderator and Nationals Season Ticket Holder David Gregory, providing Nationals Season Ticket Holders with the opportunity to hear the latest news on the team directly from those in charge - including President Stan Kasten, SVP and General Manager Mike Rizzo and Manager Jim Riggleman. Nationals Season Ticket Holders will receive information on how to purchase tickets for the Luncheon via e-mail (there is limited seating for this event.)

“The Nationals Winter Caravan and NatsFest is the perfect time for players and fans to get reacquainted before the team departs for Spring Training in Viera, FL,” said Nationals Team President Stan Kasten. “Opening Day is just around the corner and we hope Nationals fans are just as excited as we are for what’s sure to be an exciting 2010 in NatsTown.”

Baseball fun returns to Nationals Park on January 31 for the second annual NatsFest, which will conclude the Caravan festivities. Fans will have the opportunity to receive autographs and take photos with Nationals players, participate in question-and-answer sessions with Stan Kasten, Mike Rizzo, Jim Riggleman and The Washington Post columnist and Nationals Season Ticket Holder George Will, and hit in the Nationals batting cages for a $1 donation to the Nationals Dream Foundation. A behind-the-scenes look at the Nationals clubhouse will be available and fans may enter to win Nationals prizes and memorabilia. Nationals Season Ticket Holders may receive up to four complimentary tickets per account for the event and will receive an e-mail on how to claim their tickets.


Wednesday, January 27 –Sunday, January 31
Participating Players, Manager and Front Office Staff*

Appearing January 27-31

Manager Jim Riggleman

Appearing January 27-29

Danny Espinosa
Drew Storen
Ryan Speier

Appearing January 29-31

Brian Bruney
Matt Capps
Tyler Clippard
Adam Dunn
John Lannan
Nyjer Morgan
Pudge Rodriguez
Craig Stammen
Josh Willingham
Ryan Zimmerman


January 27-31

MASN's Rob Dibble

January 30 (for the Season Ticket Holder Luncheon)

NBC's Meet The Press' David Gregory

Wednesday, January 27

11:00am – 12:00pm Unity Health Care’s Southwest Health Center, Washington, DC
Meet-and-Greet and Book Donation

1:00pm – 3:00pm Hard Times Cafe, Arlington, VA
Autograph Session

5:00pm – 7:00pm Build-A-Bear Workshop, McLean, VA
Autograph Session

Thursday, January 28

12:00pm – 1:00pm Ben’s Chili Bowl, Washington, DC

2:00pm – 4:00pm USO of Metropolitan Washington Warehouse, Ft. Belvoir, VA
Care Package Assembly (Private Stop--Media Only)

6:00pm – 8:00pm Potomac Nationals Pfitzer Stadium, Woodbridge, VA
Autograph Session

Friday, January 29

1:00pm – 4:00pm Hot Stove Luncheon, Nationals Park, Washington, DC
*Ticketed Event

5:00pm – 8:00pm Washington Capitals Game, Verizon Center, Washington, DC
Autograph Session

Saturday, January 30

11:00am Children’s National Medical Center, Washington, DC Atrium Visit with Patients

1:30pm – 3:30pm Prince George’s Sports & Learning Complex, Landover, MD Press Conference and Skills Demonstration & Autograph Session

5:00PM - 7:00PM White Flint Mall, Rockville, Maryland
Autograph Session

Sunday, January 31

11:00am – 4:00pm NatsFest, Nationals Park, Washington, DC *Ticketed Event


*Player, Manager and Front Office Schedules Subject to Change


Unknown said...

The list is shrinking by the hour-- according to the current list on the website-- Capps, Dunn, Morgan, and Pudge are all off the list. Hopefully, this is just temporary.

CALSGR8 said...

I spoke to MY CAPS ticket Rep & he said Verizon Ctr doesn't open till 6pm. HOW COME SCHEDULE SAYS 5pm?

Screech's Best Friend said...

Team says that was a misprint on release. Event at Verizon starts are 6PM.