UPDATE: TIM RUSSERT DEAD.
FROM MARCH 30TH OF THIS YEAR
Thanks to everyone who emailed me in the last couple days with seat offers for the game tonight. Keep it coming this season! I ended up in Section 117 in between home plate and 3rd base on the lower level. Amazing seats! And the Nationals won 3-2 on a 9th inning home run. I will have more thoughts on the new ballpark and everything else up in the morning- but for now, I'd encourage everyone to check out this and this. They are both articles from Marc Fisher in the last two days on baseball and are excellent reads on how exciting this is. Especially for those of us who grew up in this area without baseball.
Oh- and the Nats are in First Place!
UPDATE: A few thoughts from the game:
1) Marion Barry was next to me in the line to get in the game. He's going to check out this blog today. I, like many others in the line was shocked and offended that the Mayor for Life had to wait in line to get in the game.
2) Tim Russert was in my section and could barely make it up the steps. Maybe instead of talking about who will be Vice President, we should ask who is next in line to host Meet the Press.
3) The VIP Section behind home plate was 3/4 empty by the 5th inning. Pathetic.
4) The METRO system was the best I have ever seen it after an event, the stations were overstaffed with large trains waiting, and making sure every car was full before leaving. Wonderful job.
5) The kinks from the exhibition game with the food were gone last night- getting food took less than an inning, and it was a quick inning.
6) The new stadium is fabulous.
7) Those who left opening night early for any reason are asses, and there needs to be a website to publish their names for public shame.