Nationals: If You Want To See Prospect's Debut, Buy Tix To 3 Other Games

Daniel is a beaten-down Washington Nationals fan looking to be in the crowd when top draft pick Stephen Strasburg takes the mound a week from today. He said the game was suddenly sold out after the Nationals indicated when Strasburg might make his first start, and then Daniel got this email from the team, declaring intentions to shake down fans to buy tickets to other games if they want to see Strasburg’s debut:

Stephen Strasburg will make his Major League debut on Tuesday, June 8, at Nationals Park when the Nationals face the Pittsburgh Pirates at 7:05 p.m.

To coincide with the anticipation surrounding his debut the Nationals have just released the New Era 4-game flex plan: Buy 3 Games, get 1 additional game for FREE plus a New Era Nationals Cap. This is a limited time offer of one cap per order, good while supplies last.

Due to the expected large crowds, fans are encouraged to save time by buying tickets online in advance and by planning ahead in traveling to the ballpark on June 8. The Center Field Gate will open at 4:30 p.m. Economy parking options near the ballpark
start at $5 and $10 and can be reserved online.

The move appears particularly opportunistic because the Nationals usually struggle to scrape together decent attendance, and Daniel says tickets to most games are easy to come by.