The Red Porch 100
Today was an excellent day for a baseball game. Unfortunately my wife and my youngest son wasn't able to experience the series finale between the Nationals and the Cardinals. The boss man was still under the weather so my little slugger and I had to carry the Turner fandom on our backs and try to will the Nationals to a sweep. My son and I quickly realized things weren't going to go our way when Scherzer threw three wild pitches and Rendon got picked off at first and he wasn't even trying to steal. After that, it was all down hill or so we thought.
The Nationals continued to play poorly, but we remembered it was $1 hot dog day. The concession lines were long as hell, but being season ticket holders we were able to bypass the lines with our Nats Plus card. I'm not a hot dog guy. Hell, I'm not even a beef guy, but I am a $1 guy so you can pretty much count me in when hot dogs are a $1. Not to mention, my oldest son was knocking down hot dogs like he was Joey Chestnut.
I met a few more gentlemen in our section including a Nationals staff member who polices the area and ensures everyone is comfortable and having a good time. One of the guys invited the Turners to join the Red Porch 100 Facebook group. Interesting enough the Red Porch is now called the Budweiser Brew House, but I guess the group stayed with the original name. Either way, the Turners happily accepted their invitation. The group shares pictures, offers and requests tickets and share other information amongst the section. So far everyone in the section has been really cool and it's a very fun section to be apart of.
During the game, a Nationals fan won free Chik-Fil-A sandwiches for our entire section by locating the Chik-Fil-A cow in the crowd. My section would have been mad as hell if I had to find it because I had no idea where it was. I needed my son's help to point out the cow and I was sober. Despite the loss, we still enjoyed our Wednesday afternoon. It was a helluva day for a ballgame.