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June 5, 2019

washington nationals mural
posted by soe 1:23 am

Nationals Mural

The Nationals have a new mural that they were just finishing up when Rudi and I were last at the ballpark. It was designed by Peter Chang and Brandon Hill of D.C.’s No Kings Collective, a creative arts agency that has done some other major murals around town.

The mural feels very local. For instance, the angle of my picture doesn’t do it justice, but the “i” is the Washington Monument. The batter is Ryan Zimmerman, who was the team’s first franchise player after it moved to the District from Montreal, and who is our aging and oft-injured first baseman. “See you later!” is the catch phrase of our tv announcer following all home runs. The image of the Washington Senators is based on a poster from the team’s game versus the Yankees in 1957. Some of the colors harken back to the Homestead Grays, D.C.’s Negro League franchise.

I really like it.

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