Friday, July 24, 2009
The Highlights From Tonight's Rain Shortened Loss
Without a doubt, the absolute best part of tonight's rain shorted game at Nationals Park between Our Washington Nationals and The St.Louis Cardinals. Cardinals Manager Tony LaRussa meeting and greeting with some of Our Recovering Soldiers from Walter Reed DURING THE LAST RAIN DELAY!!
The smiles on the faces of the handful of soldiers still remaining would make every minute of tonight's 2 Hour & 46 Minute Delay worthwhile.
The oddest part of tonight's game.
While chatting with Noah's Pretzels Owner Dwayne Herndon in front of his stand near Center Field Plaza around 6:30PM--the weather is sunny, cooler than normal for a summer evening--when all of sudden there is this gigantic roar as if someone just turned on a very large water faucet. Looking over to our left-- A WALL OF WATER is moving across Nationals Park from South Capitol Street toward The Right Field Scoreboard Walk. Rain so hard it appeared as if a Tsunami was washing across the ballpark. Usher Tom, in Section 217 of The Stars & Stripes Club, told us later that from his vantage point in the stands just outside The Homestead Grays Bar there was a clear definition to the rain as it swamped the field. "You could see people watching the rain come towards them not comprehending what was happening," he stated. "Almost as if a curtain was being drawn to close out the lights from outside. Just incredible."
And it was--just like this evening's 16th Rain Delayed Game (11 at home) played by Our Washington Nationals in 2009. Total time of these delays now reaching an amazing sum of 30 Hours & 31 Minutes. Final Score in 6 and 1/2 Innings tonight at rain drenched Nationals Park--The St.Louis Cardinals 4 and Our Washington Nationals 1. Tonight was like the month of May, 2009 all over again.
It rained and rained and rained.
All Photos Copyrighted--Nats320--All Rights Reserved