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.
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