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Celebrating Our 100th Game at Nationals Park

Celebrating Our 100th Game at Nationals Park

Last week on Sunday July 8, 2018 collectively as a family we attended our 100th Washington Nationals game at Nationals Park according to my MLB Ballpark app. I am pretty sure we have attended a couple more games, but I don't have a record of those games and that is why I love the Ballpark app. The app allows me to record notes, store photos and keep a running journal of the parks we visited which allows me to have an official tally of the games we attended.  

 Me and the boys attending game 100!

Me and the boys attending game 100!

 DJ received a ball from Michael A. Taylor on his birthday and he gave it to Drew.

DJ received a ball from Michael A. Taylor on his birthday and he gave it to Drew.

According to the app the very first game we attended was an 8-5 victory over the Baltimore Orioles in 2009. My boys were 3 and 2 years old at the time. Now 100 games may not sound like a lot of games to some, but prior to last year we would only attend a handful of games, but since becoming half-season plan holders last year the amount of games we've attend have jumped exponentially. Not to overlook the fact that we are ballpark chasers and we attend our fair share of Orioles games as well.

Bringing my family to the park is all the memories I need, but some of the highlights at Nationals Park have been:

  • Seeing our first walk-off on July 7th
  • On DJ's birthday he received a ball from Michael A. Taylor
  • We attended the Cubs/Nationals playoff game
  • Witnessed an inside the park grand slam by Michael A. Taylor
  • Strasburg reached 200 K's in 2017
  • Brought my sister to Nationals Park for the first time
  • Tony 2 Bags went yard 3 times for a 23-5 curly W
 My wife has on her game face.

My wife has on her game face.

 Hanging out with Abe before the game on August 13th. 

Hanging out with Abe before the game on August 13th. 

We have a tremendous time at Nationals Park every time we enter the center field gates and it makes it even better when you sit in the same section (Red Porch 100) every night and you get to know the fans that share your passion for the game. The Nationals don't always win, but spending time with my family at Nationals Park is a winning situation in my book.

 Attending Washington Nationals playoff game versus the Chicago Cubs on October 7th, 2017.

Attending Washington Nationals playoff game versus the Chicago Cubs on October 7th, 2017.

Even though games 101-103 will be All-Star related, they still count towards Nationals Park visits in our book. 

MLB All-Star Weekend

MLB All-Star Weekend

We're Just Living the Dream

We're Just Living the Dream