Friday, August 29, 2008
A History Making Night
Sohna called me tonight in Denver all excited. Our Washington Nationals had SWEPT The Los Angeles Dodgers. "The Guz" had hit for the cycle and Elijah Dukes flatout HAMMERED two home runs at New Nationals Park. An 11-2 pasting of The Dodgers that left her thrilled, excited and downright proud of Washington's Performance of late--just like the experience felt by me this evening at Invesco Field at Mile High.
If you can put the politics and rhetoric aside for the briefest of moments, there was nothing quite like the feeling at The Democratic National Committee Convention tonight at the Home of The Denver Broncos. Over 70,000 People crammed into hear Senator Barack Obama accept his party's nomination to run for The Office Of The President Of The United States. Working the event, we had ringside seats, the straight on view, just behind The Delegates. Stating I was proud to be there--may well be an understatement. Because, just like The New Ballyard on South Capitol Street, The Broncos Home Field at Bryant & 19th was absolutely ROCKING this evening!! And as much as I miss Our Washington Nationals, I don't think I will ever forget August 28th, 2008.
No Way. Not Possible.
What A Program!! What A Performance!!
From Jennifer Hudson singing The National Anthem to Cheryl Crow & Stevie Wonder bellowing out some great stuff. And of course, the appearance of Barack Obama to officially accept his party's nomination. A downright thrilling moment to watch--in person. An extravaganza, with not only confetting and steamers--but fireworks sharply glowing into the dark but jubilant night. This party was special. Something not ever before seen in Our Great Country.
Our Washington Nationals made some baseball history of their own tonight in winning Curly "W" Number 49. Cristian Guzman hitting for the cycle. Only the second player to do so for Washington since baseball returned to The Nation's Capital. Our Number 34's second home run of the evening was The 500th in The Team History Of Our Washington Nationals. All on the very evening The United States Of America recorded some fresh history of its own. A Moment In Time some thought The Land of The Free & The Home Of The Brave, Might Never See.
The Bang!! Zoom!! Of The Fireworks!! memorable in The Nation's Capital tonight--not only for the play on the field by Our Washington Nationals, but for A Contender for The Office Of The President Of The United States. One of two men who may well be living at 1600 Pennsylvannia Avenue come January 20th, 2009. Everyone knows, A New President is coming. But, no one knows for sure who that person may be. But whoever takes that oath of office early next year, better be committing to throwing out The First Pitch at every single Home Opener for Our Washington Nationals until the year--2012.
Nothing else would be deemed satisfactory--by me.
August 28th, 2008 was A History Making Night. 45 Years to the exact day since Dr. Martin Luther King gave his infamous "I Had A Dream" Speech at the steps of The Lincoln Memorial.
This Day Never To Be Forgotten, just like Dr. King's, those many years ago. And yes, I was Proud and Honored To Be Here in Denver--watching and experiencing this entire event--Live!! No, nothing quite like it in my entire lifetime--to date.
PS--Short Turnaround. We did not return from Invesco Field until after Midnight and have to be up at 4AM for more work. Hopefully, the excitement of the evening will keep me awake a few hours from now.
Tonight's InGame Photos--(AP) Luis M. Alvarez
DNCC Photos--Nats320 (All Rights Reserved)