Archive: June 22, 2008 - June 28, 2008

Beware the Hot Seats

The heart of DC's summer is descending upon us and you might be tempted to wear shorts to the ballgame thinking you'll be more comfortable. A brief word of advice: don't. Don't even think about wearing shorts unless they reach near your knees. Let's just say 3 hours of bare...

By Rachel Gibson | June 27, 2008; 11:26 AM ET | Comments (5)

A View From Section 128

So after a hiatus due to switching employers, I was unable to attend a Nationals game for a while. Okay, almost a full two months. Inexcusable, I know. Yet I remain unapologetic. I like being me. My first experience at Nationals Park was in the 400 section and the view...

By David Park | June 26, 2008; 6:46 PM ET | Comments (0)

Difficulties for the Impaired

A few weeks ago, I watched as a hearing impaired family struggled to communicate their food order to a concessionaire not prepared to deal with the challenge of taking an order from a family that could not simply say what they wanted to eat. The couple and their two children...

By Kyra DeBlaker-Gebhard | June 24, 2008; 6:28 PM ET | Comments (0)

A Rant About Water Security

This water bottle fascism is getting ridiculous. My friend Amy was stopped at the gate by security on Saturday. Her crime: One or two "teeth" had come disengaged from the seal on her just-purchased water bottle and it was deemed "open." Nationals Park policy states, "Metal, plastic or glass containers...

By Rachel Gibson | June 24, 2008; 2:33 PM ET | Comments (19)

Hello? Traffic Guards?

I was surprised to see that the city seems to have suspended the broad post-game police presence and traffic detail around Nats Park. Friday night saw beautiful weather and a respectable crowd over 30,000. At the end of the regulation nine innings, baseball fans strolling back to the Nats Express...

By Scott Watson | June 23, 2008; 5:51 PM ET | Comments (4)

A Sweet Day

It was lovely out at the park yesterday. Nice weather and crowd! If you haven't been out in a while, you will notice that the Povich Media Center (where Carpenter and Sutton call the games) now has the title on the outside. PMC was named, of course, for the legendary...

By Sloan Baker | June 23, 2008; 11:43 AM ET | Comments (2)

Phew! A Cheaper 5 Guys

As many of you now know, there is a Five Guys at Nationals Park behind section 243 in the outfield. I must tell you that when I first heard that my favorite burger place would have a new location at the stadium I was simply ecstatic. Unfortunately my enthusiasm was...

By Gillum Ferguson | June 22, 2008; 6:43 PM ET | Comments (6)

A Real HeadScratcher

I really don't get this crowd running the new stadium. Of course, I am the fat man who cried "wolf" -- I've enjoyed going over the top talking about the fascists running the place, and yakking about the ushers being a drag. But anyone reading can tell that I actually...

By Scott Watson | June 22, 2008; 2:51 PM ET | Comments (0)

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