Jen gave us 4 tickets to see the Nationals (baseball) at their new stadium last night. Unfortunately all our friends have other lives and we were therefore unable to pawn off the other two tickets which was unfortunate since these were kick-ass seats. Unlike Clark Construction's tickets to RFK, these were not right behind homeplate and we didn't get free food but it was still pretty amazing.
These tickets were about 20 rows behind home dugout (on the first base line) so the view was fantastic. Actually I think the view from these tickets were a lot better than from behind homeplate. Plus we had pre-paid garage parking right next to the stadium. Mike took a picture from his Blackberry from our seats but the picture doesn't convey quite how close we were to the field.
The new stadium is impressive, large, and spacious. It still has the "new stadium" smell. There are vendors around the entire stadium so you'll always have over-priced food no matter where you are.
We aren't baseball (or sports) fans but it's always fun to sit in the stadium and watch what's going on while stuffing our faces. The Nats were playing Cincinnati Reds and by the bottom of the 2nd inning we were sure the game was over. The Nats had 2 runs in the 1st but Reds came back with 5 runs in the 2nd inning. The 6th inning had the Reds adding 1 run and the Nats adding 2 for a score of 4-6. Then it got really good! In the 7th inning, the Nats came back with a vengeance with 4 runs, then added 2 more in the 8th inning for a game winning score of 10-6! So we really ended up getting into the game as the score got closer and closer.
It was a lot of fun to watch and cheer but like all live games we had a VERY loud heckler/"encourager" a few rows behind us who did a LOT of shouting through the game. It definitely annoyed a fair number of people and I'm sure his voice carried to the other side of the stadium!
Definitely lots of fun to go watch the Nats plus it was just a bonus that they won that night. Jen, thanks for the tickets, they rocked! We'll take any other sports tickets you send out way.