(No tickets available online for Nationals' Opening Day? Screengrab via Nationals.com)
Remember last year? Funny what happens when you don't sell off busloads of Opening Day tickets to the opposing team's fans, thus making tickets available to the home team's fans: the home team's fans buy 'em up!
For the past fewdays, individual game tickets to Opening Day have been unavailable online via Nationals.com ("The ticketing system currently indicates that no seats are available for this game. This game may not yet be onsale, may be sold-out or have other issues."). Now, certainly the Nats are holding some inventory in hopes of selling last minute package deals and will most likely release 'em for sale to the general public some time in the next day or two. But if you want individual game tickets to Opening Day right now, you'll have to look to the secondary market: as of Wednesday morning, Stubhub shows 4,291 tickets available, starting from $4. $4!?
Meanwhile, weather forecast for NatsFest/Opening Day still not looking good, but at least NatsFest will go on rain or shine tonight. Here's the complete schedule of events via the Nationals. Tickets for NatsFest can be purchased online at nationals.com/natsfest.