Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Seasons Greetings & Happy New Year!!


2008 has been quite the year for The African Queen and I.

We spent months covering the biggest Presidential Election of our lifetime, but still made the time and effort to enjoy baseball at New Nationals Park with Our Washington Nationals. No, the Inaugural Season on South Capitol Street didn't turn out anywhere near as well as anyone wanted, but it did not take away all the fun we had watching Nats Baseball.

We've been fortunate to make many friends through Baseball in The Nation's Capital. Many of whom have come to know us due to this Nats320 Blog. A passion that seems to have taken on a life of its very own. Sohna and I love attending each and every game, posting up at the charity events and the many extracurricular activities surrounding Our Washington Nationals. Then, writing all the stories. This is post number 458 for 2008.

But our writings would not mean as much if not for the very fact many of you stop by on a regular basis to read and comment.

Thank you so very much for letting us be a very small part of your baseball enjoyment. We are always humbled by the response. It's always good to know that others enjoy Washington Baseball as much as we do.

So as this year comes to an end--whatever your choice of celebration this holiday season--The African Queen and I would like to wish EVERYONE a Very Merry Christmas, or Happy Hannukah, or A Blessed Eid, or Joyous Kwanza. Please come back and see us again in 2009. And if you see us walking around Nationals Park, or somewhere else, please stop us to say hello. We would enjoy the opportunity to meet you.

Have A Safe and Happy New Year!!

10 comments:

janet said...

SBF and TAQ -- Merry Christmas! Thanks for your energy and enthusiasm. Here's to an encouraging 2009!

Section 131 said...

Merry Christmas to both of you and thanks for your efforts all year long. Looking forward to a far happier 2009 on the baseball diamond.

natsfan1a said...

Thanks for the holiday wishes, and I wish the same for you and your readers. Thanks, too, for all of the time and energy that you put into this blog.

Mike Edgar said...

SBF,

I'd like to wish you and Sohna a very Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy 2009. Your blog is a year-long Christmas gift to all of us Nats fans. Thanks for all of your efforts to keep us very well informed about the team.

Edward J. Cunningham said...

I received your card in the mail a few days ago. Thank you very much! Both of you should be receiving mine in a few days. I'm looking forward to seeing the Nats embarrass the Yankees---and their new first basemen---next year in their new federally funded playpen.

6th & D said...

Don't want to be negative here, but I was on the journals on the NY Post and the Boston Globe after the deal was done. No comments even mention the Washington Nationals Baseball Club. This was a battle between the Sox and the Yanks all the way. We need a home-run-bashing-bruiser to play first base. We need a leadoff hitter that actually gets on first base. We need a cleanup guy that has protection in the 3 and 5 hole. DC has a long baseball history. It is the same town with surrounding suburbs as it was in 1971 - with a couple of million more people. And we are a smart population to boot. People will not spend money to go watch garbage on the field. And, the "happening" bar atmosphere in the red loft won't last for the 20-somethings if the price for a cocktail is double that of the hottest nightclub in town. Mismanagement all around is what I see. (How many tv commercials have you seen for NatsFest on the 25th?) Put a .500 club on the field and attendance will climb to '05 levels. Put a contender for the pennant on the field and watch what happens.

Section 109 said...

SBF and TAQ--thank you for devoting so much time and energy to our team and this blog, and for your approach, which is always so positive and humane. Have a wonderful 2009.

Jeremy said...

Thanks to you for such a consistently great blog! It's a shame that I know I can sometimes find better coverage of the Nats here than in the local DC media.

dcbatgirl said...

And a happy new year to both of you!

Neal said...

Happy New Year and thank you for all your efforts. This is a great blog and I read it regularly.