Those of us at the Nationals game tonight got an unexpected fourth-inning stretch when some of the banks of floodlights went dark. There were two banks of lights out on the first-base side, and two more on the third-base side along with the large lightpole by the third-base foul pole. MLB.com says
that it took about 25 minutes to get them working again. The delay to get the lights fixed plus the slow pace of the game caused the cancellation of the planned postgame fireworks display, to the chagrin of chanting fans. But they cancelled them for you
, ballpark neighbors! They didn't want to disturb you! (Anytime a game ends later than 10:50, the fireworks get cancelled.) All of this and an 11-4 loss did not make for a cheery evening, but at least the weather was nice!