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Plenty of Tickets Still Available: The Washington Nationals are off to a strong start, fueled by a roster full of popular young stars. That hasn’t been enough to get butts in seats at Nationals Park, though: The team is 21st in the league so far this year in attendance, averaging a bit under 24,000 tickets a game, about the same as in previous years but well below the 33,000 they averaged in their inaugural season, according to a story the Postsplashed on A1 this morning. Still, we can’t help but admire the timing of the piece: Just ahead of a home game on a beautiful night, the piece represented a giant reminder to buy tickets. Given that the Washington is hosting the Philadelphia Phillies, whose fans in previous years have outnumbered Nats fans at D.C. games, they’ll need all the help they can get. +2
Drinko De Mayo: Tomorrow will be warm and well, what other reason do you need to drink tequila? D.C. Fab has a list of the hot parties happening this weekend, including one hosted by Mario Lopez at MIA Lounge. Though we may just stay home and watch the summer break episodes of Saved By The Bell on Netflix instead. +1
Yesterday’s Needle rating: 41 Today’s score: -2 Today’s Needle rating: 39