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Nationals News: It's only 1 of 162 Edition

WASHINGTON - APRIL 05:  Roy Halladay #34 of the Philadelphia Phillies pitches against the Washington Nationals on Opening Day at Nationals Park on April 5, 2010 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON - APRIL 05: Roy Halladay #34 of the Philadelphia Phillies pitches against the Washington Nationals on Opening Day at Nationals Park on April 5, 2010 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)
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  Despite an 11-1 loss yesterday, Bud Selig believes what we already know, saying that the Nats are heading in the right direction. Not only that, but he said that DC will not be a good market, but a "great" market. DC sports fans are nothing if not optimistic.

Nationals News

  The Nats were happy to have Obama in the clubhouse, though he put on a White Sox hat before throwing the first pitch.

  Buster Olney tweets that there are no on-going contract talks between Adam Dunn and the Nats.

  Jesse English, making his major league debut, was the brightest spot in a dark Opening Day. Perhaps most disappointing was John Lannan's start, going only 3 2/3 innings.

  Nats320's Opening Day summary is good, and has a number of good pictures. Anyone else had enough of those Phillies fans?

  FanGraphs has a breakdown of John Lannan's performance in yesterday's opener.

  Jim Riggleman's got jokes, responding when asked if meeting President Obama was a bright spot on a dark day "that's like asking Mrs. Lincoln how she liked the play."

  DC Mayor Adrian Fenty was booed at the game yesterday.

Non-Nationals News

  Jason Heyward hit a home run in his first major league at bat.

  Tim Lincecum (favorite pitcher) threw seven scoreless innings against the Astros.