As most of you already know from previous posts, I am a big sports fan. Growing up I was a huge football fan, and I would watch baseball, but never really had a favorite team. It wasn’t until I met my future hubby that I became a Washington Nationals fan. My hubby attended college in Washington D.C., so naturally he started attending the Nats games in his spare time. When we started dating, he took me to my first game. I could have sat there all day and watched the hunky athletes in their baseball uniforms all day. Hey, a girl can dream, right? In all seriousness, I was hooked after the first game. Last night my hubby and I went to our last Nats game in a while.
Hopefully they will be playing a team close to where we live in Florida. I know if they are ever in the vicinity we will be at the game. They played the Atlanta Braves and it was the best game I have ever seen! We had amazing seats that were right by home plate and the weather was perfect.
It looked as though the Braves were going to win, but the Nats made an astonishing comeback in the 9th inning which led to a tie. The Nats were victorious in the 10th inning. If you visit Washington D.C, a Nationals game has to be on your list of things to do. I know this is not a very common tourist attraction in D.C. considering our nation’s capital is full of monuments and museums, but a Nationals game is the epitome of D.C. Culture. When you enter the stadium, you have the opportunity to take pictures with 6 president mascots: George Washington, Teddy Roosevelt, Abraham Lincoln, William Howard Taft, Herbert Hoover and Thomas Jefferson. Not many people know this about me, but I’m terrified of character/mascot costumes. It’s a weird phobia I’ve always had. I told my hubby I would take a picture of him with George Washington and as I walked away, Washington chased me and put his arm around me. Needless to say the mascots are awesome.
Washington face planted during the game last night and I figured it was karma for chasing me. The location of the stadium is extremely convenient as well. You can either park in a paid parking garage or take the metro like I do. Also, if you’re military you can get discounted tickets and the tickets come with a $10 voucher for food. Even if you’re a fan of another MLB team, I think this is a great stop on your visit to D.C.