Monday, December 30, 2013

Washington Nationals Baseball Game 2013 GAME 2

As we had hoped, we managed to get to a second game at Nationals Park this year!

Dad went straight from work, while Mom and I took the Metro over to meet him at the stadium.

Outside of the stadium, there was a rogue President just wandering around....who is this guy? Harding? Is that Harding?! I dunno! Why are you asking me!? I'm five, AND he's creeping me out! I gave him a WIDE berth while walking to the stadium...that person standing next to him is supposed to protect him from US....whereas I think she should be doing the opposite... Give me the spooky shivers just recalling this moment for the blog...

On our way in, we saw some really cool garbage cans that had giant baseball helmets on them. Cool, right? 
Green Dinosaur, who joined us for this go-around, certainly approved.
Dad was kind enough to carry it in the car with him, and that meant that once again, the foam finger made a grand re-appearance!
It was helpful, both as a tool for showing my enormously fingered support of our team, AND for having a soft place for Green Dinosaur to nuzzle into when he was tired.

At one point in the game, a pigeon ended up on the field...we're not sure if he was injured or what, but he certainly had no intention of getting out of the way of the game, that's for sure! They tried to scoot him off the field, but he wouldn't budge, so they played for awhile with him just standing off to rear of first base. He left after awhile, but only when he was good and ready, I'm sure!
The best news of all this time? THE NATIONALS WON! They CREAMED the Phillies 11-2. There were so many runs, and so many good plays, the Nats were REALLY doing a great job.

This time around, I felt a little braver, and decided that I wanted to give running the bases a try...All three of us were SO excited to be right down there on the field where the players played the game. It was such a rush, and I think it's awesome that they let the kids do this. I was very worried about the fact that I would have to run without Mom or Dad, but I was trying to be brave about that, and also enjoy the fact that we were RIGHT THERE ON THE FIELD!
At the last minute, I decided that I couldn't do the run around the bases...the Presidents were too scary, and I didn't like the idea of running without Mom or Dad....I was pretty disappointed, but both Mom and Dad did their best to make sure that I was positive that I didn't want to run, and that my decision was final, because they wouldn't let us walk back in after we left...Like I said, I was bummed out, but still happy that we got to go on the field.
Mom and I took a quick picture on the field, but I was still feeling a little upset about how the whole thing went down, so it was not my happiest moment. :-(
Luckily, after I talked it over with Mom and Dad, (who both assured me that they understood how difficult it was, not only to make the decision not to run, but to also make the decision to try going down to the field even though I was feeling anxious about it) I felt a lot better, and was perfectly content with how things went down, and I was excited about running along the corridor back to our car.
I showed off some of my fancy dance moves while I jumped from bench to bench, and also showed off my red outfit that I wore to support my hometown team!

Go Nationals! We'll see you next year!!

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