* If you haven't been inside the ballpark
yet and want a free visit on either Friday night (April 4) or Saturday afternoon (April 5), WTOP tells you how
. (Hint: it involves signing up for the Nats promotional e-mail list
* The credit crunch on Wall Street has caused the interest rates on a small portion of the stadium bonds to skyrocket, says the Examiner
* WTOP says that
Metro feels pretty good about its performance on Opening Night (as do most riders, at least evidenced by the comments
you folks have been posting), but they've got a few tweaks in store for the homestand next week. They'd like you to stretch out on the Navy Yard platform, please, and will put in more trash cans so that people can toss drinks and food and cigarettes when they get to the station.
* Speaking of the Navy Yard station, if you've done that walk up Half Street and want information on what's planned there beyond the renderings on the east-side fences (or want to see what was there up until about 18 months ago), check out my Monument Half Street page
. Plans for the west side of the street
, where the Southeastern Bus Garage has now been vacated by Metro, are stalled thanks to a lawsuit brought by Monument against WMATA after the land was sold to Akridge in a way that Monument contends was unfair.
* This is a little old, but I'll toss it in anyway (I *think* I haven't already linked to it; it's all just a blur now)--MLB.com reports
that Stan Kasten was very happy with how Opening Night went in terms of the fan experience.