Yes, there's been some trouble spelling ''Nationals'' correctly in the past. This was no typo, though.
Above the center field scoreboard, where the team's stadium name normally appears, a temporary red banner with capital white letters proclaimed the site ''NATITUDE PARK'' for Friday night's game between Washington and the Philadelphia Phillies.
It's part of a new marketing campaign this season that the Nationals - two players took the field wearing jerseys reading ''Natinals'' during a game in April 2009 - are hoping will boost attendance in general, and when hosting the usually well-supported Phillies specifically.
Nationals manager Davey Johnson's take on ''Natitude''?
''I can hardly pronounce the dang word,'' he said with a smile.
As fans streamed into the park, the video screen above center field greeted them with: ''Welcome to Natitude Park.'' Later, that screen showed a fake interview with CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer, who was asked to define the made-up word, before urging s...