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.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for visiting our fair city. The stadium really is awesome. The cherry blossom trees are a nice touch - but few people are ever going to see them in bloom :(

The presidents race is an awesome DC tradition. We really get into it. There's a guy who has a blog devoted just to this 4th inning event.

He recently did an interview with Fred Malek - one of the people who helped bring the team to Washington. He likes to cheer for Teddy Roosevelt... even though he always loses :(

Ken & Carol said...

You are welcome. I look forward to my next visit to your fair city.

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