Nationals Enquirer gets plenty of email in the ol' inbox each day, most of it containing bogus information. True to form, earlier this evening we got an email with the above photo attached, claiming to be a leak of the new Nationals home jersey, to be revealed Wednesday night at Nationals Park during an exclusive fashion show for the muckety-mucks.
First, you'll notice the pinstripes, suspiciously similar to those of a certain NL East team located, oh, just about ~140 miles north of Washington D.C. Next, you'll notice that the font looks too small, almost like it was pasted on top of the image in MS Paint or Photoshop or something. So, not surprisingly, we're calling bullshit. Despite the claims by the emailer that the Nationals will be unveiling pinstriped home unis tomorrow night. Thanks for the tip, though.
Meanwhile, somewhat interestingly, the 2011 alternate Nationals cap which was up for sale on MLB.com's Nationals team shop earlier today (as flagged by D.C. Sportsbog) has at this hour mysteriously disappeared from the team's authentic cap page on MLB.com.
We'll go out on a limb and venture a guess that if you go to the Nats' authentic jersey page on MLB.com between now and the "reveal" Wednesday night and keep clicking refresh every few minutes, eventually they'll blow it and post the new jerseys for sale by accident.
Finally, we'd be remiss if we didn't note the passing of one of the last great Nationals blogs still standing (until Sunday): Rest in peace, Fire Jim Bowden. Steven's voice will be missed around the Natmosphere.