No Apology From Nats
In my opening night experience, I explained my friends' attempt to send Happy Birthday wishes via the big screen. We went through the proper channels, sent in the $100 check (which is ridiculous), and waited anxiously during the middle of the fourth inning to see Happy Birthday Hurting Miller scroll in brilliant HD. Our message never came (lucky for me I never kicked in my $33.33 either), and our group of four semi-sober guys standing in the aisle watching the scoreboard was berated by shouts to get out of the way, only in less pleasant terms.
I followed up with my buddy who dealt directly with the Nats to see if they ever cashed the check or offered an apology. He explained that while they didn't cash the check, they offered no apology or possible consolation. In a world with grave injustices: Darfur, global poverty, Nic Cage's acting ability, I realize there are much bigger things to gripe about. I do think a simple apology is in order. Maybe Used Car Kasten will read this and offer one. Imagine if our birthday message was instead intended for a 10-year-old kid; the emotional letdown would have been much more severe. Further, perhaps some cheesy guy was asking his girlfriend to marry him that night via the scoreboard? Now that guy is probably single, his girlfriend leaving him for her ponytailed yoga instructor who "understands" her and is willing to commit. Does Stan really want crying kids and brokenhearted men as the result of scoreboard gaffes? Clearly the Nats can't win many games right now; let's at least keep the fans happy.
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