Baseball fans always love a giveaway. Take last June's Bryce Harper bobblehead game where thousands of fans showed up hours before gates opened just to get their hands on one.
While the rumors linking the Nationals to free agent Grant Balfour provided for a great offseason debate this week, the 36-year-old closer has opted to instead sign with the Tampa Bay Rays.
The Washington Nationals, in partnership with Live Nation, announced on Thursday in a press conference at Nats Park that Grammy-winner Billy Joel will perform at the stadium on July 26.
2013 record: 74-88, 3rd place in NL East
Manager: Terry Collins, 4th season
Estimated 2014 payroll: $85 million