Nationals scoreboard goes dark
The stench of failure has long since lifted from Nats Park, and there's no need to cast any particular single-day malady as sign of some larger problem. So I'll just post these photos because they're kind of amusing, and not in the spirit of meanness or abuse or general nastiness.
As you've likely heard, the scoreboard went kaput at some point on Tuesday night. Two years ago, you'd have made a joke about how this at least spared fans the heartache of seeing the final tally. But nowadays, dang if you wouldn't want to know what's going on. They're 14-12, after all. The scores are usually on the good side.
Some insta-reaction to the outage:
From Braves fan Dex Badgett: The Nationals may be winning, but at least our scoreboard works!
From the AP's Joseph White: Nats winning, but fans bummed out that team's pride & joy -- the big high-def scoreboard -- has gone blank. They have to watch the game now!
From the Examiner's Brian McNally: Nats Park crowd boos the big HD scoreboard here, which has been shorting out all night. It's basically 0-for-5 with 4 Ks at this point.
From Mark Zuckerman's Mark Zuckerman: The Nats Park PA guy is now announcing the count after every pitch, since the scoreboard remains out.
From Nadia Wajid: Someone in stands actually asked how they were supposed two know how many outs there were. Um, watch the game? Just a suggestion.
From some person named Andrew: The scoreboard at Nats Park keeps on flickering in & out. I halfway expect that it's going to come back on with Moonlight Graham's stats.
From Adam Kilgore: The video board at Nats Park has gone black. Need to consult @dcsportsbog if this constitutes a Nats Fail.
Nah, Adam. Teams on the right side of .500 don't suffer through Fail. Just because you expect this of me, though, here are a few more pics. They're all via @cnichols14, @jakespain, @williambeutler, @danaciz and @nat_meg.
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