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Hopefully there are some Nationals fans that can help me out with this. I've been curious since the expos first discussed moving to washington about where the fan base would come from. With the senators being gone for 30+ years im betting most people born in the DC, VA, MD area after they left were naturally orioles fans. However I see that the Nats are having no trouble selling out games which is awesome but makes me wonder if these new Nats fans were Orioles fans who switched their allegience or if they were just waiting around for a new team. This has just sparked my curiosity and I wondered what it was like from a Nats fan's perspective.

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well what could be happening is that they are Orioles' fans but they figure that there's no harm in cheering for the Nationals as well since they are in the 2 different leagues. now if an improbable could happen with the Nats and the O's both making it to the World Series...you may see a lot more cheering for the O's than the Nats then

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True, but a successful team in the American Capital would definitely spurn a decent fan base.

If the Colorado Avalanche are any example, a team making the postseason in its first year can generate a fan base REAL quick.

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If the Colorado Avalanche are any example, a team making the postseason in its first year can generate a fan base REAL quick.

Yeah, just look at the New Orleans Hornets! :)

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I'm based in Richmond, and really didn't get into baseball until this season with all the hype about a team moving into D.C, so that's where I come from. Plus I support the other D.C. pro teams, it was a natural fit.

The fact that Peter Angelos is a gigantic ass means I'll never follow the O's.

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I doubt the old fan impact. The team left over 30 years age. Fans then who were in their 30's are no in there's 60's or early 70's. I'm sure their kids or grandkids didn't sit around waiting for a team, I'm sure they rooted for the O's. I think it is like any expansion team to where their is a team closer to them so they go to the games and become fans. I'm sure they still root for the O's. However their kids will not root for both team they will root for the Nats/Sens.

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I'd say a good majority is from n va, where i live. Theres alot of buzz about them now, and i must admit i've been to a share of games. Most folks around here root for both the teams

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There are a lot of people in the city as well as Northern VA. They have obviously taken to the team.

I was in DC in the first days of the season, before they showed that they were a decent team, and I saw red caps everywhere. DC was a market crying out for baseball.

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