The Wizards are naming Tommy Sheppard their permanent GM, NBC Sports Washington's Chase Hughes has confirmed.
The Wizards are naming Tommy Sheppard their long-term GM, @NBCSWashington has learned. He had been working with an interim tag since April 2. Announcement will be next week and there are more changes to follow.— Chase Hughes (@ChaseHughesNBCS) July 19, 2019
Sheppard had been serving as Washington's interim GM since the firing of Ernie Grunfeld on April 2. He oversaw the Wizards' 2019 NBA Draft selections of Rui Hachimura and Admiral Schofield, as well as their offseason transactions this summer.
According to Hughes, the Wizards will announce the decision next week, with more changes to follow.
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What's better than spending a summer evening at a baseball game? Spending a summer evening at a baseball game and getting free food, that's what!
From July 22 to September 2, the Nationals are introducing a "Kids Eat Free" program, allowing any member of the Jr. Nats Kids Club age 12 or under to get a free meal at a Nats home game.
The meal includes a hot dog, the choice of chips or applesauce, and a soda or bottled water. According to the Nats, the meal is a $17 value.
“We’re trying to find ways to make our experience as family-friendly as possible,” Nationals EVP of business operations Jake Burns told Front Office Sports. “This idea was borne out of brainstorming of things we could do to get families in the door or provide a better experience to existing families, and we found a way to attract new fans to the ballpark and strengthen the relationship with those existing fans.”
Take your kids out to the ballpark, folks. You get to introduce them to America's pastime and save some money!
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