Well, you knew this was coming. After doing everything possible to ensure that Nationals Park would be packed with actual Nationals fans this weekend when the Phillies come to town, the organization has gone to the highest levels of government.
That's right, D.C. Mayor Vince Gray has proclaimed this to be "Natitude Weekend." That's right. There's an official proclamation and everything.
Photo via the Nationals' official Twitter account
In case you haven't been eating your carrots lately, here are some of the jucier bits.
Whereas, the team's general manager and manager are motivational leaders whose work reflects positively on the District of Columbia and the Nationals players represent a "Natitude" worthy of emulation, hard work, determination, and the spirit of teamwork on and off the field ...
Now, therefore, I, the Mayor of the District of Columbia, do hereby proclaim May 4-6, 2012 as "Natitude Weekend" in Washington, D.C. and call upon all the residents of this great city to join me in celebrating the return of Major League Baseball to our nation's capital.
Yup, this is actually happening, people.