Daily DC Item: Metblogs Meetup At Nats Opening Day

Yesterday the DC Metblogs crew was out in force to enjoy Opening Day at Nationals Park. The 0-6 Nats finally returned from their season starting road trip to face the World Champion Philadelphia Phillies.

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The view walking down half street, I was excited to see so many people come out for the game! Frank and I joked earlier that we could of seen Marlins like numbers.

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I enjoyed seeing this wrapping since I could probably answer that it wasn’t Half Street. I’m really dissapointed that the area still isn’t developed into the bustling new neighborhood that we expected.

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I thought I’ve seen these new statues late last season but I still don’t know what to think about the weird artwork that now welcomes patrons into the park.

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Some of the improvements made to Nationals Park this year includes an expansion to the center field restaurant, definitely a plus for those looking to take a break from the game.

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The stadium was pretty packed however the team still has a problem with selling those behind the plate seats.

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Before the game there was a moment of silence before the game for Phillies broadcaster Harry Kalas, who died in the broadcast booth hours before the game. That team actually considered cancelling the game but decided to go on with the show. Metblogs sends it’s thoughts and prayers to Kalas’ family.

Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images

Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images

President Obama wasn’t around for the first pitch so Military representatives tossed the pitch instead.

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This is the view from the Suite I watched the game in- unfortunately DC Council members couldn’t enjoy the experience like I did.

AP Photo/Alex Brandon

AP Photo/Alex Brandon

It wasn’t a great Opening Day for the Nats. Despite an early offensive showing, I was already yelling at Anderson Hernandez by the 2nd inning. The Nats lose to the Phillies in a game that wasn’t as close as the score would indicate.

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However the Metblogs crew enjoyed a drink in the Lincoln Suites and we had a fun time all around. Frank and I have access to season tickets so it will only be the first of many losses that we’ll be watching all summer long!

3 Comments so far

  1. Sports: ‘ashington NationaLLLLLLLs | Washington D.C. Metblogs (pingback) on April 14th, 2009 @ 11:50 am

    […] game, while a lot of fun with the Metblogs crew, is probably a tell-tale sign of what to expect by the Nats this year.  Lots of offense, lots of […]


  2. ajw93 on April 20th, 2009 @ 12:04 pm

    Yay, us! So fun. I have about a billion photos of the game, but of course they are still trapped in the camera…the LAST thing I want to do during vacation is use my computer! (Now I’m back at work, and have no choice…hello, lunch hour!)

    Good to see you guys…when’s the next one?


  3. Patrick (dmbosstone) on April 21st, 2009 @ 8:32 am

    We’ll have to do something soon! We should check out Frank’s trivia night!



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