01 May 2008
We Go to Washington Nationals Baseball Park
They do some silly stuff here at Washington Nationals Park, including a President's race with big caricatures of Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and as you can see above, Teddy Roosevelt. The last one won the race the night we were there. One very nice thing about Cobb Field in Billings MT is that even though it is a minor league field it keeps this sort of nonsense to a minimum. They also play some pretty good baseball, without the embarrassment of a designated hitter as they do in the American League.
We took the subway entrance in ChinaTown to get to the ballpark. Their subway system actually works, is relatively clean and not too difficult to understand, as we will find the system in New York to be almost impenetrable to an outsider.
The park is very snazzy. Very nice scoreboard, see above, telling you everything you wanted to know and more. I wonder, do they have a place for barometric pressure measurements? And maybe they should tell us how the player's kids are doing in school as well. It even tells you how to keep score.