Nats Home Opener in the New Ballpark

Even if I had imagined it, it couldn’t have turned out any better. My old home team (Braves) vs. my new home team (Nationals) … in the new stadium… playing for a SOLD OUT crowd. It comes down to the bottom of the 9th inning. The score is tied, 2-2. Two strikes on the count. Hometown hero, Ryan Zimmerman steps up to bat. And cracks a homerun to center field to win the game. Incredible!

It was going their way from the beginning… the President threw out the ceremonial first pitch. The first pitch of the game was a strike, the first batter struck out… and all the firsts would have belonged to the Nats had Chipper Jones not hit the first homerun to score the Braves’ first run. Regardless, the first win in the stadium goes to the Nats, and the rest, is history.

For those that have yet to visit the stadium, it’s amazing. I didn’t want to leave my seat for a moment of the action, but maybe during a slower game I’ll have a change to try the batting cages or activities in the “Fun Zone.” And they were right – not a a bad seat in the house!