Monday, August 25, 2008
One For The Record Books
When The Los Angeles Dodgers visit New Nationals Park beginning Tuesday Night, I will be 2000 miles away in Denver, covering The 2008 Democratic National Convention--where I have been since early Sunday Morning. Yeah, I know, it is amazing and incredible news. Our Team President Stan Kasten was quite stunned when I informed him on this matter last Wednesday Morning. For the first time in The History Of Our Washington Nationals, SBF is actually missing an entire Home Series. Yes, it's true.
All Thanks To Barack.
Of course, Mr. Kasten recovered nicely when he was informed that The African Queen will still be there representing us in Section 218 this week. Gotta give Sohna credit--she's stepping up--just for me. In fact, Sohna HAS NOT MISSED A SINGLE GAME ALL SEASON.
As much as I want to be here in Colorado for Mr. Obama's acceptance speech, it will just not be the same--not sitting in my customary seat at New Nationals Park--knowing The Dodgers are playing on South Capital Street. I really wanted to see Manny Ramirez play against Manny Ramirez, Jr. (Ronnie Belliard--Our Number 10 has always idolized his Senior). But, business calls and this is a very important assignment. Many might say--an historic moment this coming Thursday Evening at Invesco Field at Mile High in Denver. Being in the news business--Barack Obama accepting the Democratic Party Nomination to become The President Of The United States--simply can't be beat to watch--IN PERSON.
Yes, This Is A Good One. One for The American Record Books. And I am honored to be here to watch--despite breaking a personal record of my very own.
May Our Washington Nationals survive a few days without me attending home games--in person. And, as Mr. Kasten stated upon hearing the news--"If we win all three games of the series, I am not letting you back into this ballpark!" And yes, he was just joking.
Finally, please say hello to Sohna, if you see her over the next few days at New Nationals Park. I would appreciate the gesture--greatly.