Take Me Out to the Ballgame

As WFY so cannily noted, the Nats and O’s face off in a weekend series, this time up in Baltimore at Camden Yards. And while no fan of Peter Angelos, I think you should go up to Charm City this weekend and catch a game. Here’s why.

  1. You can see the vibrant neighborhood that surrounds Camden Yards. Bars. Restaurants. People. Vendors. This is what we want to believe will happen when the new ballpark is built in DC. Go up and check it out so that you know what we have to look forward to.
  2. Give the Nats a taste of the “at home on the road” phenomenon. Last weekend, the Yankees fans came to town with their ballclub and RFK resounded with the cheers of “Let’s go Yankees” and other such dirty mantras. Let’s show the lackluster fans up in Baltimore how we roll down in DC. Nice to show the team we’ve got their back on the road, as well as at RFK. Better yet, run over to DCist to talk about what kind of cheers are the best for hanging out in Baltimore.
  3. Check out Camden Yards. Camden Yards was the first of the new generation of baseball stadiums built by HOK Sport Venue Event and remains one of my top three baseball stadiums. HOK is designing the new stadium in DC, so think of this as a sneak preview.
  4. Let’s face it, baseball is the American game, and sitting out to watch it is a truly pleasurable, if expensive, experience. Even if a lamer gets some of your cash, think of the good you’re doing to the Baltimore and Maryland economies. Culture depends on spending money, and governments depend on taxation. Fork over a few bucks to Baltimore while you’re there, they really need the money.

There it is, in a nutshell, four great reasons to trek up to Charm City, despite the forecast, and see our boys wipe the floor with the sad-sack Orioles. Hell, they proved yesterday that they can’t even intentionally walk a batter without giving up an RBI single. Forget about the cable battle. Forget about their dipshit owner. Forget about all of that, and go take in the nation’s pastime in one of its more amazing settings.

Besides, you can always get a cool shot of the Bromo-Seltzer tower after dark.

2 Comments so far

  1. Mik (unregistered) on June 23rd, 2006 @ 2:33 pm

    If nothing else, go up for Pickles Pub. Whilst I will be in B’more this weekend, it ain’t for the Nats game.

  2. dcsportschick (unregistered) on June 23rd, 2006 @ 5:23 pm

    #2 is the compelling argument for me. I hate that RFK can get overtaken by the opposing team’s fans, so for once I want to see what it’s like to be that obnoxious fan.

    Besides, as I noted on William F. Yurasko’s blog, my love of the Nats is stronger than my hatred of Angelos (you know that’s pretty big). With so many negatives in this f-ed up situation, I’m trying to focus on the positive.

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