Young, diehard Nats fan skips school to attend 7th Opening Day

/ by Michelle Martinelli
Presented By Nationals

If you're going to miss school, you should probably have a pretty good reason — like if you're sick or if it's the Nationals' Opening Day. 

According to one little boy's sign — tweeted by USA9 before the game started — Monday is the first time he's missed school, and it's because he's already a huge Nats fan and is attending his seventh Opening Day.

In fact, he's such a big fan — and clearly has been from a very young age — he even went to the Nats' true Opening Day in 2012 when their first game of the season was in Chicago against the Cubs.

So far in his six total Opening Days, the Nats are 3-3, and for his seventh, they're taking on the Miami Marlins on Monday at Nationals Park with ace Stephen Strasburg on the mound. 

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