Thursday, April 21, 2005

Nats Baseball Report Card

I went to my first Washington Nationals game on Wednesday night at RFK Stadium. The stadium itself was much nicer than I expected. There's nothing fancy about it, but it reminded me of the Three Rivers/Riverfront model of stadiums. The ball does not travel well in the park, so don't expect a lot of home runs there. The tickets were only $10 for decent seats. In addition, using Metro to get to and from the game worked very well.

On the negative side, the food is nothing very exciting. No Hebrew National hot dogs. The best thing on the menu (chicken fingers and fries) was $8.50, which is more than I'm willing to pay for stadium food. Fortunately, I met up with some people at the game who brought peanuts, cookies, cracker jacks and more, so I was happy. The mascot looks silly. I know they say it's an eagle, but I'm still going with an owl. The people who throw/shoot T-shirts are horrible. They should be out there before games practicing. The guy with the cannon (when he got it to work) shot at least one shirt into the bullpen, nowhere near the fans. Several T-shirt throwers didn't even get the shirts into the seats.

All in all, it's nice to have a local baseball team. The Pirates are still my #1 team, but I'm considering myself a Nats fan. The Nats ended up winning 2-0 in a not-so-exciting game, but again, it's nice to go to a game!

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