I'm Out for Presidents to Represent Me
When Nas said it, he was referring to money. But for me, it represents the Nationals because the presidential characters are arguably the most recognizable figures at Nationals Park. Sure Harper, Stras and Mad Max move the needle as well as the Stub Hub prices, but for some reason the Turners love the President's Race. Tom won the race this evening in case you were wondering.
Just before the season we opted to become Nationals partial season ticket holders and tonight was our first family baseball outing of the season. We experienced more than an hour rain delay before the start of the game, but B Dubs (Buffalo Wild Wings) rescued us. We camped out there and had a nice early dinner before we made the quick 4 minute walk to the center field entrance of Nationals Park.
Our seats are just off center field, just below the Budweiser Brew House. They are perfect for my youngest son because he has a great view of the President's Race and it also works for my oldest son so he can see the scoreboard. We are definitely in homerun territory so let's see how many the Turners can snag this year. One thing I noticed is that our section is a tight knit group. Fans are hugging fans. Fans are hugging Nats staff members. Hell, they even know the beer man's name. It's a very friendly section.
On another note, one of the best things that I've done is to teach my baseball playing son how to score a Major League Baseball game. I taught him about two or three years ago. It keeps him in tuned with the game and it makes for great father/son conversation. Most adults don't even know how to score a game so it's great to see him have a real interest; a real passion for the game.
Even though the Nats didn't pull off the sweep, we still had a great time. We can't wait until our next outing when we face St. Louis.