Jen got us great Washington National (baseball) tickets for tonight. Nats were playing against the St. Louis Cardinals. We had such a great time the last time we watched the Nats that we were looking forward to tonight's game. We still got kick-ass parking (literally inside the stadium) and seats about 12 rows behind the home dugout (on the first base line).
The evening weather turned out perfect even though it had rained through most of the day with weather in the high-60s with clear skies. We wrestled through friday DC traffic and made it to our seats by the bottom of the 1st inning.
I should have known it was a bad sign when the score was already 0-1 Nats vs Cards when we sat down. Basically it was a massacre. By the 7th inning stretch, the score was 0-6 with no signs of comeback by the Nats. We decided enough was enough so we headed out. By the time we reached the parking garage, the Nats had batted a triple followed by a home run so the score became 2-6. We gave some thought to watching the rest of the game but decided against it and headed home. That ended up being the right decision since 2-6 was the final score of the evening.
Don't get me wrong. We really enjoyed being out in the nice weather, watching a free game from really great seats, eating ballpark food but it would have been SO much more enjoyable had the Nats made an effort to win!
The best part of the night was a brief conversation Mike and I had during the game. I noticed there seemed to be a large number of Cardinal fans in the stadium tonight and mentioned that to Mike.
His response, "That makes sense, they are awfully close to here". I gave him a puzzled look after his response so he said, "Aren't they just north of here?"
I told him, "No, those are the Baltimore Orioles, the St. Louis Cardinals are from Missouri."
Mike's response? "Oh! Well, Orioles, Cardinals they're both birds." Boy, and I thought I was bad with sports!