On the Banks of the Anacostia
Last night the Turners hitched their fun wagon to the Prattis family in order to help my childhood compadre, Kordell bring in his birthday with his wife, Shari. Both families are huge baseball fans so celebrating Big Five's birthday at Nationals Park was an absolute no brainer. Since the Turners are half-season plan holders, I was able to score three tickets from a very nice lady and huge Nationals fan in our section who was not attending the game. The seats were directly behind our row which made it possible for all of us to sit in the Red Porch 100 section together. The third ticket was for our unfiltered, whimsical and sarcastic friend Dan who makes whatever we are doing that much better.
Unfortunately the game was postponed, but they didn't make the announcement until nearly 3 hours after the start time. We ended up holding ourselves hostage at our normal pregame hangout; Gordon Biersch, listening and laughing at Dan's narrations. Have you heard the one about a guy with a flip phone who has a terrible experience in a bar and tells you how a failed marriage ended during a football game? Me either; not until last night anyway. But Dan's colorful commentary about the service and offerings of a nearby restaurant was hysterical. And as entertaining as that story was, Dan's flip phone was the highlight of the evening. The entire table was both amused and astonished when he placed it on the table. Even my oldest son was overcome with laughter when he saw it.
The only bad part of the evening was we didn't get to see baseball and our service wasn't that great (it was a busy night for the waitress), but at least we had good food, cold beer and lots of laughs. And since the game was postponed, looks like we will have to do this all over again on Sunday evening (8/13). Hope you had a great birthday Big Five and thanks again for the Trea Turner autograph baseball.