Having worked my ass off the last few weeks, I wanted to take advantage of the glorious spring weather and cross “Attend a Nats Game” off my bucket list.
Erin and I skipped out of work a bit early, took the top off the car, and headed over to Nationals Park.
The sky was blue with big white puffy clouds and the sun was shining. That, combined with the heated seats in my beautiful bug, lulled us into thinking it was a warm spring day. We quickly realized how wrong we were when we found our seats. The view was amazing, but a little blurry cause the wind was whipping through the stands so much our eyes were watery. Also, our seats were on the shady side, so the lack of sun had apparently frozen our metal chairs.
Nonetheless, the crowd was fired up and the Shake Shack was delicious. We had a couple of dogs, some cheese fries and shakes and then wandered through the stadium to check out the crowd.
My favorite part was meeting Abe Lincoln and Teddy Roosevelt just inside the gates. We snapped a couple of photos and then shopped for some new hats.
Each of the giant presidents race in the middle of the fourth and after meeting them we decided to cheer for Teddy. According to http://blog.letteddywin.com Teddy has only ever won four races. Yet, he seemed the happiest of the giant heads…
We got back to our seats just in time for the first pitch.
The Yankees homered and then scored another three in the top of the fourth.
By that time our teeth were chattering and we decided to move down to a sunnier area to watch the race. Sadly, we turned in the wrong direction and though we could see that Teddy blew it, we missed Taft taking notes and the Gecko taking out Washington.
We decided to call it a day and beat the traffic. The Yankees won 4-2 but we made it home before without sitting in rush hour traffic. It was a great way to wrap up a long week!