Wife and I are vacationing in DC this week and, yes, we came this week for a reason - the Reds are in town. We went last night and had an absolute blast. That ballpark is amazing. An absolutely wonderful place to watch baseball. Soooo much fun stuff to do and they have one of the most clever promotions ever - the Mascot President's Race. The 4 Presidents on Mount Rushmore - Lincoln, Jefferson, Washington and Teddy Roosevelt - are all Nats mascots. They have a foot race each game and Teddy Roosevelt has NEVER won. In fact, there's even a blog about it - www.letteddywin.com. Check out some of the youtube.com clips. Really funny stuff.
In the bottom of the 7th, the Wife went down behind the Reds dugout and Ryan Hanigan threw her the game ball. Awesome.
Anyways, the game last night was a blast and we're headed back for tonight's game momentarily.
Unfortunately, as much fun as we're having, I am posting with a heavy heart as we were right around the corner from the Holocaust Museum today when the shooting occurred. The day before, at almost the same time, the Wife and I visited the museum and the officer who was killed opened the door for us and took us through the security protocol. He was a very nice man and we still can't believe what happened.