Hey, do you know what’s fun? Attending a Nationals baseball game when the weather is nice! Do you know what’s not quite so fun? Attending a baseball game…in Washington, DC…in July.
I’m starting to wonder how I keep getting scheduled to attend these games in the middle of summer (it must be because my boyfriend is so adorable). The heat index was over 100 degrees most of the day, and only got down into the high 90s this evening.
I even tried to get one of Paul’s friends to take my ticket! But one of his fellow baseball-fan friends had attended yesterday’s game (another 100+ degree day), another guy had already purchased a ticket on his own, and the last person I checked with had other plans. Which meant it was up to me to stop whining about the weather and just get out there already!
Luckily, our apartment is located about a mile from Nationals Park so our commute is pretty easy (it would be more difficult to convince me to attend if we had to fight through traffic or ride Metro — the train station close to the stadium gets super crowded on game days).
Paul is such a huge Nationals fan that he left home an hour early to watch batting practice. I didn’t mind walking to the stadium by myself since he didn’t guilt me into going early with him.
By the time I arrived, the game had just started:
Tonight was Turn Back the Clock Night, which means both teams were wearing old-timey uniforms — plus, the scoreboard was showing all the batters and game highlights in grainy black-and-white:
I also got to see the Presidents Race. (Teddy came out on a scooter and fell down right away. That’s him face-planted on the ground.)
I did something tonight that I’ve never done — I left the game early, at the top of the 8th inning. I just couldn’t take being outside anymore, so I left Paul there and walked home on my own.
On the bright side, the Nats scored two runs in the 9th inning to win the game!
Breakfast: 2 hard boiled eggs with sausage (it’s an easy combination to take to work)
Lunch: Leftover CrockPot Pork Ragu with braised cabbage
Snack: Leftover roasted vegetable medley (Brussels sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower) from yesterday’s oven extravaganza
Dinner: CrockPot Chuck Roast with braised cabbage (this was the last of the meat I cooked on Sunday night that I needed to use up), sweet potato fries, kale chips, and a Meatloaf Muffin. (In other words, I consumed a totally random assortment of food I pulled from the fridge before leaving for the baseball game.)