Good morning, Washington area — Five stories to keep you informed and get you going:
Sellout crowd awaits Nationals for home opener: Standing-room-only spots were all that were available for the sold-out home opener against the Cincinnati Reds Thursday. http://bit.ly/HDz6nY
Are Teddy’s losses a conspiracy?: Will Teddy ever win a race at Nationals Park? Which president would the Nats call up if Teddy gets benched for not winning? And, is there a conspiracy that’s keeping Teddy from winning? http://bit.ly/HDzlQ7
Alexandria restaurant ‘greenest’ in the state: From the carpet and walls to the chairs and tables, almost every aspect of Walker’s Grille restaurant was designed with an eye to efficiency and sustainability. http://bit.ly/HDzcft
‘Veep’ makes red carpet premiere in D.C.: The upcoming HBO series “Veep” made its red carpet premiere Wednesday night in D.C., but its star has no intention of making the nation’s capital her permanent political home. http://bit.ly/HDzxy
Study: Men are smarter after a few drinks: It is said that people become better-looking after a few drinks. And according to a new study, some may also get smarter. http://bit.ly/HDzqTS
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