I'm the only one in my office who gets MASN, the network that televises all Washington Nationals games. Rather than annoy people by starting conversations with, "Hey, did you see that play in the 8th inning last night?" I have to keep that stuff to myself. Sometimes, I feel like I'm the only one following this team.
(Besides Marnie, of course, who has become the most loyal Nats fan I know.) (Unless the topic of Christian Guzman comes up.)
(And I'm still holding out hope for Simon, whom I'm taking to his first-ever Nats game tomorrow afternoon.)
Anyway, Sunday's Nats game was on ESPN, so I feel comfortable discussing something that happened late in the contest:
The Nats were replacing starting pitcher Tony Armas with reliever Mike Stanton when someone unfurled a banner on the outfield wall. The game was stopped for about 10 minutes so that workers could remove it.
While watching on TV, I took a picture of the banner, since I was so impressed that someone had managed to place it on the outfield wall in the middle of the game. I still have no idea how they pulled that off.
(I also have no idea whether Gonzaga — a local prep school — beat St. John.)
Interestingly, when ESPN announcer Jon Miller attempted to read the sign on the air, he thought it ended with "Go Nats — send money."