For those Nationals fans looking for a chance to see their favorite players during the offseason - or perhaps just looking for a warm place during this cold front – here’s a reminder that NatsFest is this Saturday. From 12 to 4 p.m. this Saturday at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Nationals players and team executives will gather to greet fans and sign autographs as they look forward to the 2013 season.
Almost all of the Nationals are expected to attend, all except Stephen Strasburg and Ryan Zimmerman. Strasburg will be hosting his annual 5K event in San Diego and Zimmerman will be on his honeymoon.
Here is a list of the players expected to be there:
Corey Brown, Tyler Clippard, Ian Desmond, Ross Detwiler, Danny Espinosa, Christian Garcia, Gio Gonzalez, Brian Goodwin, Bryce Harper, Nathan Karns, Steve Lombardozzi, Ryan Mattheus, Tyler Moore, Ryan Perry, Anthony Rendon, Will Rhymes, Matt Skole, Drew Storen, Kurt Suzuki, Chad Tracy, Jayson Werth and Jordan Zimmermann.
Some of the planned activities for fans include Q&A sessions with players and coaches, photo opportunities with players and team mascots, and a Jr. Nats Kids Forum. Fans can participate in batting cages, inflatable games, and check out the Nationals 2012 trophies.