Saturday, July 08, 2006

Washington Nationals!!

Last year, the DC area got their first professional baseball team in 30 years when the Washington Nationals relocated from Montreal to Washington, DC. With both Mike and I being baseball fans, we were excited to have the team. But, with 3 kids in tow, and many summer days topping 90 degrees with high humidity, there isn't always a great day to go to the game.

Last Friday, I heard a weather report on the radio talking about how perfect the weekend weather was going to be - 80 degrees during the day, 60 degrees at night, with low humidity. I then heard an ad for the Washington Nationals being in town. A few web searches and a couple of phone calls later, we had tickets to the Saturday night game.

Now, last year, we paid for the most inexpensive tickets we could, which were right field seats. The seats were fine, but the way the field is designed (being a former football stadium) the seats were VERY HIGH up because the wall is 50' or 60' before the seats start.

So, we splurged for seats a little lower down - and they were perfect. We looked right down the third base line to home plate. We ended up with front row (of the section) seats on the end of a row, so I had a railing in front for Emma to play with, and a spot on the concrete beside me for her to sit on the ground if she wanted to. While she was clearly happiest when she was actually sitting in one of OUR chairs, we were happy to move her around as we didn't have to pay for her until she is 2 as long as she "sits in our lap".

Well, a great time was had by all DESPITE the loss to the San Diego Padres. The Nationals started the game with a home run hit off the first pitch to the first batter in the bottom of the first, but it went downhill from there!!

But, we had great seats, close parking, and a fun time. Definitely worth the money and warrants a return trip soon!!

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