Annette Alvarado-Bernal, of Puerto Rico, buys a Strasburg tank top for a visiting family member at Nationals Stadium on Friday. "I have my own," says Ms. Alvarado-Bernal, who adds she is a huge Strasburg fan, but "I'm recruiting more."
Photographs by Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times
Tammy Hill of Woodbridge, Va., and Roger Harris of Catlett, Va., sport Washington Nationals jerseys bearing the name of pitcher Stephen Strasburg at Nationals Stadium on Friday. Strasburg returns to the majors Tuesday after elbow surgery.
WORK IN PROGRESS: The Washington Nationals' fourth Opening Day at Nationals Stadium is Thursday, but fans still don't have a vibrant neighborhood along Half Street Southeast where they can enjoy dinner, drinks or shopping. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)