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New Nats stadium on schedule for 2008 opener

Updated: March 13, 2007, 3:08 PM ET
Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- Come April 2008, Ryan Zimmerman might become the first player in major league history to hit a home run into a cherry tree.

A grove of cherry blossoms behind the left field bleachers is one of the latest additions to the plans of the Washington Nationals stadium.

"We couldn't find another ballpark that had trees in the ballpark," team president Stan Kasten said Tuesday at the launch of a campaign to sell luxury suites.

Kasten said construction of the ...

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