Thursday, June 26, 2008

GO NATS!

Wednesday night Nate's work took all of the interns (and me, the lone wife) to the Washington Nationals game against the Los Angeles Angels. We were super excited to attend our first major league game, not to mention it was a free ticket, free ride into town, free valet parking, and free ride home.
Our seats weren't quite all the way as high as you can go, but pretty darn close :) They told us we didn't have to stay with them the whole time, just as long as were back by the 8th inning. So by the end of the 3rd, after facing the blazing sun and putting up with the cool little engineer interns putting down some beers, we took a walk to see what we could see.

We found a place on the fence of the second level right in centerfield and stood to watch for a bit from a different view. We loved the field, and thought it was much more exciting to be so much closer. (FYI: the stadium is brand new this season and it is really nice! My fave is that there is a play land for kids.)
We continued our walk around and down to the main level and stopped at one point on another fence to get another different view. There was an usher standing right next to us and he casually asked if this was our first time to the stadium. We replied yes, and that it was our first time to a Nats game/major league game. He got so excited, introduced himself (Eric, cousin to Jerome Bettis) and asked where our regular seats were. When we pointed to the high corner of the stadium, he goffed and said, "Oh no, that won''t do. I want everyone to really enjoy this stadium. You come with me." So our pal Eric the usher, cousin to Jerome Bettis, hooked us up with some super sweet seats, plush and comfy, and people offering you a beer left and right for the rest of the game. It was so awesome (not all the beer part), but we really loved the game after that!

So this is where we ended up! Quite the dramatic difference from where we began our evening. It just kept getting bette and better! Not only did we get to watch the game from great seats, as we were going back to meet up with the Orbital people, the Papa John's stand was handing out personal pizzas because they made too many, so free dinner too! Not to mention the fact that the Nats won!!!!! (Apparently they don't do that very often :) Best game ever-mucho thanks to our pal Eric, cousin to Jerome Bettis. As he was hugging Nate goodbye (I guess they had a real connection!) he made sure to let us know that he's always in that same spot, so next time we come, to find him again. You bet, Eric! GO NATS!

8 comments:

chartie said...

sweet! we need to go to a game together now so you can get us the hook-up. I'm still pushing for the Reds game on Aug. 2. What do you think?

deidra said...

I was going to say the same thing as Chris. Darn him for stealing my thoughts! Glad you guys had a great first MLB experience!

Zack and Callie said...

So fun! I'm glad you guys got hooked up! Lucky ducks!

Stacey said...

It's no Bees game, where I can sit behind the dugout on the third base line (for free), and get my food for half off. And yes, I have made it on the jumbo tron 2 of my last 3 games. I'm a dancin' fool! PS I also got to see the famous San Diego chicken. AMAZING!

Mare and Rob said...

Oh how fun! I love people like this Eric cousin of Jerome Bettis guy. And nothing's better than a free night of fun!

Jenni said...

But Stacey... what have you had to give up to get those "Bees" privileges. I just don't want to even think about that. Hook me up for a Bees game in July. It will pass off a Scout requirement for Kolby.

Megan said...

Sweet! When stuff like that happens it always makes your day...it's almost better that way...when things are unexpected. My fam went to a Yankees vs. Red Sox game in July and we were in the upper bowl during the middle of the day and I thought I was going to die from the humidity. SO when my fam wanted to do it again the next day, I said only on one condition- seats in the shade. It makes a world of difference! Glad you guys had fun....even sans beer ;)

Chris said...

do you guys ever have bad days? sara needs to mail me a lock of her hair so maybe i can inherit some of this luck. This certainly isn't GF law material.

on another note, Steve and I went to an angels game in anaheim in the summer of 1999.