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By Warren Rojas Posted at 12:10 p.m. on April 3, 2013
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.
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Warren Rojas is a Heard on the Hill columnist for Roll Call, having previously worked as the founding dining editor for Northern Virginia Magazine and also as a tax reporter for Tax Notes. @WARojas
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