Sunday, August 31, 2008

An All Sports Weekend

On Saturday, Jim and I attended our first D.C. United game (that's soccer). The team plays at RFK stadium, which remains a dump. We weren't really sure what kind of crowd would be attending the game, but everyone we sat near was really nice, enjoying themselves without being too rowdy. We played the New York Red Bulls and the game ended in a tie at 0 to 0.

Even better, as we were on our way to the soccer match, we struck up a conversation with some folks in Braves gear, who were on their way to the baseball game. These folks offered us free tickets to Sunday's game. Good tickets, on the third baseline near the foul pole. These seats were awesome and the new ballpark is very nice. Great sight lines, tons of concession stands (local restaurants and the availability of a veggie burger are a huge improvement over RFK alone) and lots of bathrooms. We could not have asked for a better day for baseball - the weather was just gorgerous. I remembered the sunscreen and only got a little pink. And I was able to get a new pressed penny. Sadly, the Braves lost the game, but that is the only thing that would have made it a better day.

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