Julio Melendez of Arlington had Nationals season tickets on Opening Day. The Nats are predicting more people around the region will buy tickets for 2012, thanks to the team's September surge and the young players who are coming into their own. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

Julio Melendez of Arlington had Nationals season tickets on Opening Day. The Nats are predicting more people around the region will buy tickets for 2012, thanks to the team's September surge and the young players who are coming into their own. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)