The Nationals are only 9 years old as a franchise in Washington, D.C. but they seem to firmly established themselves as part of the community. In walking around the stadium, I found the fan base to be much younger than that of most teams. Some fans said that the older generations of baseball fans who live in the D.C. area have maintained their allegiances to other nearby MLB teams, specifically the Orioles.
Architecturally, Nationals Park has rejected much of the retro ballpark movement I mentioned in my Baltimore Orioles post. This stadium incorporates much more glass and concrete than those designed in the retro style.
The Nationals annihilated the Cubs 13-0. After the game, I heard a police officer refer to the result as a "football score."
Final Score: Nationals 13, Cubs 0