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Looking back at the name Washington Nationals — what’s in a name?

WASHINGTON - What is in a name?

Well, the Nationals found out on this day in 2006.

“The Washington Nationals can keep their nickname. Major League Baseball settles a lawsuit with a company that says it owns the trademark rights to the name Washington Nationals. Designs for a 41,000-seat ballpark for Washington are also unveiled by District of Columbia officials, a glass-and-steel structure clad in pale stone chosen to complement the world-famous skyline of the nation’s capital,” according to, about that news during Spring Training 16 years ago.