The genius of Natstown has opened singe-game sales for that Phillies series a month before any other series. The catch: if your credit card's billing address is a PA address, you can't buy tickets.
“Frankly, I was tired of seeing it,” Nats COO Andy Feffer told me this week. “Forget you, Philly. This is our park, this is our town, these are our fans, and it’s our time right now.” Which is why, starting Friday morning at 8 a.m., the club will begin selling single-game tickets for just a single weekend series: May 4-6, against the Phillies. These tickets will remain on sale for a full month before the rest of single-game tickets go on sale. And they’ll be available only to buyers with a credit card tied to an address in Maryland, the District or Virginia.
“We’ve heard it enough, we’ve seen it enough, and I don’t like it any more than anyone else,” Feffer said. “We’re trying to build a team here, and nothing irks me personally or the people here more than to see another team’s fans — particularly Philly fans — in our ballpark, holding up signs. That’s not the way it should be. And I think we’ve got an opportunity here to do something different.”
So, they are blocking residents of the state where their AA team resides - which is almost equal-distant to both cities. There are quite a few Nationals fans (DC fans in general thanks to the Redskins long having their camp in Carlisle) in south-central PA.