So as Tom and I are sitting here at RFK, the Nationals announced on the PA and the scoreboard that tomorrow night, cash donations for Hurricane Katrina victims will be accepted at the gates.
Now, that’s nice and all, but here’s what I want to see:
Since the DC Armory is where 200 evacuees are currently being housed, and since the Armory is right next door to RFK Stadium, I’d like to see the Nationals organization pony up with some free tickets to the games. Here are some people who have been under nothing but stress and strain at the loss of their homes- how about giving them a free night at the ballpark to offer them a mental reprieve? At any given weeknight Nats game, there are easily hundred of seats in the outfield that could be donated.
And while I’m on the topic, what’s a ball game without some ballpark food? Come on, Aramark, pitch in a hot dog and a soda for each one. And not one of those chinzy paper cups. The plastic souvenir cups. That they can keep. Because they probably lost all their drinkware. In the HURRICANE.
So don’t cheap out, yo.
Hook it up and set the charitable example for the fans who you’ll be soliciting donations from.
This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs