In the neighborhoods that surround Nationals Park, there’s growing excitement over the prospect of a World Series championship for hometown heroes the Nationals.
At the King Greenleaf Recreation Center just blocks from the ballpark, D.C. native Kenny, who goes by “Chicken Bob,” said he’s enjoying the excitement. And he’s not a bandwagon fan — he showed off his Nationals tattoo: a big curly “W” with the Washington Monument and the U.S. Capitol in the background spreads across his chest.
“I used to attend the games before the stadium was here — I attended the games at the old RFK stadium.” He said he got the tattoo in 2011. “I just got the tattoo just because I love my city so much. I just had to.”
He said he’s considering adding tattoos of other D.C. teams — except for one. “I hate the Redskins,” he said. “They don’t play in D.C.! They don’t play in my city.”