Hudson is a Nats slayer- Road game 64

Karen,Bert,Ann,Le Anne,Ken and Ken celebrate Giants victory

Karen,Bert,Ann,Le Anne,Ken and Ken celebrate Giants victory

Even the best the Nats could put on the mound, was not enough to maintain the 10 game winning streak, as the Giants pummeled them 10-3. Nothing lasts forever and so Washington found out. If baseball patterns continue, a long streak, when broken, often starts a new losing streak, so the Giants may induce a series win this weekend, by splitting the next 2, rain permitting. We can only wait and see.
Timmy doesn’t like the wet, or the heat, and he will have both today. The 3 1/2 game gap will shorten if he can overcome that. Only time will tell.
But we don’t have to wait for Joe Panik to make his mark, as we see a new Giants star in the making.
It was a full day of touring the city followed by a Giants slugfest. We ran into two sets of Giants fans outside the Willard where we are staying. One couple we had met the previous year at spring training when Bert and I were just getting to know one another. The other couple recognized us from Kruk and Kuip’s broadcasts.

Giants fans reconize each other even when not outfitted in orange

Giants fans recognize each other even when not outfitted in orange


Bert and I explored a bit of Nationals Park.
Inside the Club Bert checks out info on the stadium

Inside the Club Bert checks out info on the stadium

Bert practices pitching

Bert practices pitching


Giants fans discuss todays game and our trip

Giants fans discuss todays game and our trip

Bert began feeling like a real celebrity when recognized by another Giants fan.

Bert began feeling like a real celebrity when recognized by another Giants fan.

We got tips from a Nats fan that the best food on the club level is outside, but lines are long or inside the club at the hamburger stand.

This Nats fan shared insider info on food.

This Nats fan shared insider info on food.

Black and Blue burger. this burger was big and came with blue cheese and black pepper

Black and Blue burger. this burger was big and came with blue cheese and black pepper

Bert tacles a foot long dog with mustard and kraut

Bert tackles a foot long dog with mustard and kraut

I opted for the black and blue burger and Bert went for the foot long hot dog. We chatted with a couple of Nats fans about the stadiums we had been to. Their favorite was Camden, our PNC. We then went to our seats where the usher wiped down our seats, as it had been sprinkling. Rain just seems to follow us…Ughh!
Bert tells the usher that he appreciates usher because they have seen a lot of baseball

Bert tells the usher that he appreciates usher because they have seen a lot of baseball

The Nats fans were almost rooting for the Giants after hearing our story. It was a light-hearted evening. My cousin Joel, a die-hard Nats fan welcomed us to DC. He told us he would do anything except root against his beloved team. I sat between him and another Nats fan who was a police officer. They were good fans, who knew and understood the game. It is fun being with people who understand the game, and have a passion for it. As the game wore on they both put on their rally caps to no avail. By the last inning I was rooting for the game just to end so we could get some much-needed rest.
Le Anne watches Joel try everything he could to help his Nats get some more runs.

Le Anne watches Joel try everything he could to help his Nats get some more runs.


I would say that National Park is a stadium that could have been spectacular, but isn’t. The views of the river and the landmarks could have been a focus, but instead this stadium is just a circle with a few buildings in the background. It is a shame they wasted a chance to make it special.
National Park

National Park

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