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February 11, 2016

New Nat Is All Over D.C.

(Courtesy Twitter)

(Courtesy Twitter)

Denard Span, the one-time Minnesota Twin and shiny new Nationals center fielder, is sliding right into home here in the District, taking in historic sights and enjoying the proximity to power.

Just a day after his club’s 2-0 Opening Day win over the visiting Miami Marlins — game two of the home stand gets under way tonight at 7:05 p.m. — number “2” ventured over to the Library of Congress to get an eyeful of “16’s” personal belongings.

“Just leaving the library of congress. I saw what Lincoln had in this pocket the night he died,” Span tweeted out after inspecting Honest Abe’s personal effects.

Team LOC latched onto the unexpected endorsement, directing fans to a History Channel recap of the exhibit:

Span also got his first taste of what it’s like to share the spotlight with POTUS after spotting “44”at the March 30 Marquette-Syracuse NCAA tourney match up at the Verizon Center.

Welcome to the big leagues!

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