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Red Sox-themed summer camp sells out. In the D.C. suburbs

Jul 18, 2011, 5:20 PM EDT

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The boundaries of Red Sox Nation are ever-expanding and, as it is so often noted, Washington D.C. is filled with transplants. So it should be no shocker that the Red Sox set up a team-sponsored summer camp in Bethesda, Maryland, and the thing sold out.  Dan Steinberg has the whole story over at D.C. Sports Bog.

I suppose a Nats-themed camp would sell out in the D.C. suburbs too.  But I wonder how far away from D.C. you could go and still get that kind of draw.  Frederick, Maryland?  Manassas, Virginia?


  1. Mr. Jason "El Bravo" Heyward - Jul 18, 2011 at 5:39 PM

    ….and now I’m officially sick of the Red Sox, and Boston in general, for the year. After watching that 0-0 slugfest last night, then today picking which Sox player I am (Varitek, you f’ing kidding me?) and now this post, I have one thing left to say, suck it Boston!

    • marshmallowsnake - Jul 19, 2011 at 11:56 AM

      Well, at least the Braves “tried” to go National with the TBS broadcasting…Boston and NY did it in their own markets…with a little help from ESPN.

  2. natstowngreg - Jul 18, 2011 at 5:44 PM

    The Nats should be doing it here. Maybe it wouldn’t sell out at first, but it would once the team starts contending and the front-runners show up.

    The Orioles should be doing this in the DC area, because they still have a fan base here (from the 30+ years when they were the only local team).

  3. bigleagues - Jul 18, 2011 at 5:57 PM

    Technically it should be referred to as “baseball encampments” for the purposes of our southward encroachment and a DC suburb is outside the currently recognized borders of The Nation (no need to add Red Sox – everyone knows what it means).

    And while we’re at it, I’ll re-iterate my cease and desist order to Yankees fans with regard to the unlicensed and misleading use of the term “Bleacher Creatures”. The term originated at Fenway as a reference to the people who sit in the bleachers next to the “Green Monster”.

  4. tuftsb - Jul 18, 2011 at 9:02 PM

    the connection (which Craig may appreciate) is that Brendan Sullivan’s father is Brendan V.Sullivan, Jr.a partner at Williams and Connolly in DC, who repped Oliver North, Ted Stevens and many more big names. A younger attorney who made partner at the same firm in 1979 was Larry Lucchino, the Red Sox President and CEO.

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