Sunday, April 23, 2006

Rain Date

Husband and I, with another couple, went to see the Washington Nationals game at RFK Stadium Friday April 21. We arrived about forty minutes early- time enough to grab a hot dog & some fresh pretzels. I needed something salty since I got motion sick riding the Metro- pathetic!

There were several sparrows nesting among the lights above our heads & as I watched them swoop & dart I realized it had started to rain. Which came down heavier & heavier. We were in the upper deck under the roof so we were dry-thankfully. I just had to shake my head at the die hard fans sitting along the edge of the third base line, out in the downpour. Pulling on heavy raincoats & clear trashbags. It was so funny! ;)

The game was delayed by just over two hours. We sat up there (under the roof) the entire time, chatting & eating & whining about the prices & how far away we were from the Red Hot & Blue BBQ across & down from us. Sitting up there reminded me of being out on the porch on a rainy night. Not in a big hurry & no particular place to go.

Anyhow, the game itself was good. Washington scored right off & held the Braves down until the seventh inning when they scored three runs all once. I think it was the seventh. It was waaaaayyyy past my bedtime by then & there was no coffee or tea to be had anywhere. Anyhow- the Nats came back & scored four more runs & won the game.

A wonderful times was had by all. Husband & I can't remember the last time we were out together past midnight. A sad state of affairs I admit.

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3 comments:

Angela James said...

they have a Red Hot & Blue in the stadium itself? I love the resteraunt in Annaplis. Yummmm. Now I want to go eat there ;)

Kristie (J) said...

Ah - the Washington Nationals - the old Monteal Expos team *sigh* They were an amazing team really. They had the lowest payroll so all their good players kept leaving - yet year after year they came up with some really good teams. It's really sad that the city didn't support them.

Bookwormom said...

AngieW- Yes, there's a take away stand at RFK. Food too if you're there early enough.

KristieJ- I never understood why Montreal didn't support them more. We love them now that they're here though!