Memorial Day at Nationals Park

WASHINGTON — Memorial Day was celebrated throughout Major League Baseball on Monday, and not only did the Marlins look the part, they dressed the part at Nationals Park.

The patriotic compression sleeve sported on Monday by Giancarlo Stanton.

The patriotic compression sleeve sported on Monday by Giancarlo Stanton.

Playing in the Nations Capital, the Marlins sported camouflage caps, and camo lettering on their names and numbers.

Giancarlo Stanton, who has popularized the colorful compression sleeve, broke out a special Stars & Stripes, red, white and blue sleeve.

Stanton requested the sleeve that way, and says he also plans on wearing it on the Fourth of July.

Stanton came up with the big blast of the day, belting a two-run homer to center that was estimated at 447 feet, according to ESPN Stats & Info.

The Marlins held on for a 3-2 win over the Nationals.

It was just the second win for Miami in its last 14 games at Nationals Park.

Joe Frisaro

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This Miami Beach Marlins fan attended the game in the Nationals Park on Memorial Day, wearing a Marlins cap and shirt. My observations: the heat in the open air ball park made me appreciate our cool domed ball park even more. A much greater percentage of Nationals’ fans were wearing their team’s color than Marlins fans at a Miami home game. At every away game, a smattering of Marlins fans will be in attendance. The Nationals fans were polite. Transportation to and from Nationals Park was easy on the Washington DC subway system, with many extra trains put into service before and after the game. Congrats and thanks to the Fish for this important victory. The away game slump may be over.

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