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Nationals Draw Smallest Opening Day Crowd Since Moving To Washington

The Nationals opened up a new season yesterday amid some cautious excitement about the Nationals chances this year. But you wouldn't know it if you just looked at the crowd that came out to Nationals Park yesterday. Here are some surprising tweets from Ben Goessling.

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39,055 in attendance today. Not announced as a sellout

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And how does that measure up to years past? Umm, notsogood.

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That's the smallest attendance at a home opener since the Nationals moved to Washington.

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Let's be fair, the weather was miserable for Baseball yesterday, and I know that I wouldn't have sat through a rainy afternoon for Baseball. I can't blame anyone who had tickets, but looked out their window and decided not to go.

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But this was Opening Day, when people are supposed to be so excited about baseball returning that they skip school or call in sick to their jobs. It doesn't seem like a lot of people in the District decided to do that.

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