(WUSA) -- The Washington Nationals play in sight of the Capitol and Washington Monument. One Nat hopes fans can get even more patriotic.

Shortstop Ian Desmond (@IanDesmond20) sent out a tweet Tuesday suggesting fans start singing the Star-Spangled Banner as loud as they can. He was inspired by the tradition of Orioles' fans.

He wrote: "O's fans yell O during National Anthem, Nats fans should sing the whole thing. Would be a great tradition in the Nations Capitol. Thoughts?"

Desmond's message quickly picked up dozens of retweets among his followers. Nationals fans will have their first chance to show off their patriotic singing voices Friday when the Nats begin a three-game series with the Yankees. The series is expected to draw a record crowd.

Written by Dan Guzman
9NEWS NOW & wusa9.com

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