Welcome to the sweet spot of the baseball season in Washington, when the weather is perfect, the team is playing good cohesive ball, and there are enough deals and giveaways to make a night at the ballpark sound absolutely redeeming. The Nats come home this Friday night for a short but sweet five-game homestand. There’s a lot to look forward to, for the dyed-in-the-wool fanatic, and the casual fan. Read on.
Nationals Park, by Tom Bridge
In front of a Saturday afternoon crowd of 21,633, the Nationals and Matt Chico held on to the team’s winning record. The Nats, now 16-14, remain a game behind their 2005 selves for best start in team history, but it’s all about momentum for this club. After the game, manager Jim Riggleman said that, “Sometimes you get a little lucky,” and it was luck today that prevailed for the Nationals.