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President George Bush throwing out the first pitch
President George W. Bush winds up to throw the ceremonial first pitch. (Haraz Ghanbari/AP)
Finally: Baseball's back in D.C.
As the capital hurtled toward the dusk of a new era, the popular rallying cry has been that people here have been waiting for this occasion for 34 years. It ended at 7:06 p.m. ET Thursday. Full story >
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Nationals CF Ryan Church shares his excitement
Brad Wilkerson was impressed with the fans
Brian Schneider on catching the home opener
Frank Robinson on winning the home opener
Brian Schneider's sac fly puts the Nationals up 3-0
Vinny Castilla triples to drive in the first two runs
President George W. Bush throws the first pitch
Manager Frank Robinson prior to the opener
GM Jim Bowden on the team's hot start
Special Assistant to the GM Bob Boone
Nationals broadcaster Ron Darling on the team
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• reports from the home opener:  350K
• Commissioner Selig visits the booth:  350K
• President Bush's ceremonial first pitch:  350K
• Team naming announcement on Fox 5:  350K
• Washington, D.C., press conference:  350K
• Manager Frank Robinson on D.C.:  350K
• Outfielder Brad Wilkerson on the move:  350K
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2005 road opener @ Philadelphia
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