Archive: May 25, 2008 - May 31, 2008

A Presidential View

A colleague of mine from Texas, Capital D, visited me recently and, rather than conducting our business over dinner at our traditional meeting spot on Capitol Hill, he offered to pick up tickets for a ballgame at Nationals Park. Being a Texan, Capital D likes to think big -- real...

By Michael Solem | May 30, 2008; 8:14 AM ET | Comments (9)

Gameday Seats

Have you tried the $5 gameday seats yet? I hadn't until Memorial Day, and now I love them. They're cheap and easy, but I found a couple more redeeming qualities in case you're still on the fence. First, if you arrive early enough you can get front row seats, which...

By Rachel Gibson | May 29, 2008; 8:31 AM ET | Comments (12)

Can You Hear It Now?

From Tom: The scoreboard operator seems to have started watching the games. The lineups are correct most of the time and the pitch count usually matches the pitcher on the mound. (I do wish they'd list action on past at bats consistently as the game progresses, however.) So now I...

By Brooke Family | May 28, 2008; 7:29 AM ET | Comments (0)

Hot Dog Love

My friend Heather noticed several hot dog options at Nationals Park, so we walked around with my little notebook the other day to get a tally. Take a wild guess how many different kinds of hot dogs there are at the ballpark. Four? Eight? Try 18! The game was starting...

By Rachel Gibson | May 27, 2008; 2:46 PM ET | Comments (0)

Nats Park Is a Sanctuary to the Sun

To my druid ancestors in Scotland, I'm sure the sun had a celebrated personality and was the great giver of life, praised in songs handed down through the ages. For us unenlightened 21st century Washingtonians, it's a free source of light to be enjoyed from behind the tinted glass of...

By Scott Watson | May 27, 2008; 7:45 AM ET | Comments (0)

An Out-of-Line Usher Almost Ruins a Perfect Night

You know, things can fall apart so quickly. My last few trips out to the park had gone so smoothly that I thought I should retire. Who needs to read a veritable love note to the Nats? That's what Stan Kasten's press conferences are for: the bus ride is a...

By Scott Watson | May 26, 2008; 1:46 PM ET | Comments (0)

The Shifting Finish Line

From Tom: Has anyone else noticed that the finish line for the Presidents Race keeps moving deeper into the outfield? On opening night, Screech and the Geico Gecko waved the checkered flag at or around home plate, just as they had at RFK. By the third or fourth home game,...

By Brooke Family | May 26, 2008; 8:25 AM ET | Comments (0)

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