As you may have heard, the crush of Phillies fans that traveled to Washington, DC for Opening Day made some headlines – including our bus trip specifically. The Philly media really tried to capture the excitement surrounding the start of a season with high expectations; the tone was much different coming out of DC. The Washington Post as well as Nats bloggers vilified the Nationals organization for allowing the takeover to occur. This only stoked the flames of outrage sparked by Nationals fans who were quick to blame the organization and Phillies fans; but of course, did not consider their own apathy and naivety.
Here are a few of the stories:
Nationals Park infiltrated by Phillies fans on opening day – Washington Post Sports Front Page
Some final thoughts on the Phillies fans from Nationals opening day – Washington Post Nats Blog
Metro Philadelphia: Phils fans hit the road for opener – Metro Philadelphia
Phield Trip! Thousands of Phillies fans invade Nationals Park – Big League Stew, Yahoo! Sports, by Michelle O’Malley (bus trip participant)
Oddities on Opening Day in Big Win for Phillies – Notes from the Diamond
The Phillies fan invasion was orchestrated by the Nationals – Yahoo! Front Page, Big League Stew