WASHINGTON, D.C. — After three seasons of Nationals baseball, Erica and spent yesterday at RFK Stadium for the last game. While I have enjoyed going there for the last three baseball seasons, I don’t get sentimental about this being the final game. I’m just glad a team finally started playing in it after so many years.
Some highlights and observations:
Thanks to MissChatter for organizing another tailgate. It was good to see and other faces from the Natmosphere. I’m sure we’ll resume tailgating there year when the parking plan is to bus people from Lot 8.
We passed the ladies from We’ve Got Heart in the parking lot and told them I love their blog.
We made it inside the stadium in time for player introductions. It was great to see so many Washington Senators out there, though I thought they should have been wearing Senators jerseys, not Nats jerseys. Speaking of jerseys, they really need to do away with red jerseys for day games, especially special days like yetserday. At least they have gone with whites on Opening Day.
Bunting always makes a stadium look better.
I’m glad that Phil Hochberg was included in pre-game p.a. duties with Charlie Brotman.
The atmosphere during the game was the best in a long, long time. It is a shame it didn’t sell out though.
I liked the videos of RFK history, but there should have been more.
The ATM line wasn’t too bad, nor was the food line. The Pepsi didn’t taste right though.
I loved the SHORT STILL STINKS banners. Had Thomas Boswell actually shown up, he might have been overcome. At the very least, Dan Steinberg should have been on that beat yesterday. RFK closes once (or thrice!) ever, while the Redskins play eight times a season.
The post-game remarks during the jersey ceremony and home plate digging-up were awkward.
Thanks to Liz and Frank for giving us a ride back to Virginia.
I’ll try and compile a list of “greatest RFK moments” this evening. I’ve run out of lunch time to write more. That sounds like more fun than writing about the Nittany Lions now too.