Monday, May 12, 2008

Salute to the Negro Leagues Day at Nationals Park

We went to a Nationals game a week ago and had a great time. It was "Salute to the Negro Leagues Day" at the park. They had a few of the Negro League stars and representatives of others, including the great grandson of the Homestead Grays own Josh Gibson. The Nats played the Pirates, and, as you will recall, the Homestead Grays made their home in Pittsburgh before moving to Washington, D.C. keeping the name "Homestead" Grays. Thus both teams that day were the Grays. It was really cool.

Here are a few of the many pictures we took. It's a beautiful park. I was pleasantly surprised with how much I enjoyed the look and feel of the place. I've heard complaints that the outside of the stadium leaves something to be desired, especially given the exterior look of a lot of the great new ballparks (and, of course, the old ones), but really, no one is going to be looking at the outside of it. The main entrance (shown in this first picture) is from the direction of the Metro coming from left center field. I really doubt many fans will even be seeing much of the "front" of the building.

So, I'm really pleased with it. I look forward to spending many a Summer night there (and hopefully few Summer days...the game we went to was an afternoon game on May 3rd and it was hot [with "two ts" as Letterman's intern Lyle might say]).

One thing though, why does the Pope get the whole stadium and all the Mormon missionaries get is lousy Section 230?


Christina said...

Elders nugging? I'm not sure I approve. Also, why no pictures of us? We looked so cute that day.

Sarah said...

I agree with Christina, we need pics of you guys. Maybe that's a girl thing. We go to baseball games and I take pics of ourselves and the people we're with, Devin takes a million different angles of the park. As the wife of a baseball park junkie, I have to say that I really enjoyed the post and look forward to visiting it.

Sarah said...

the park... that is.

David said...

Well, I hope you'll visit us too Sarah :)

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