The clear skies were just perfect this weekend, and so I ended up walking a whole lot of miles
and taking a whole lot of photos on both Saturday
--including a new "official" JDLand Nats Park
portrait, as you see, where I also inadvertently caught the former centerfield plaza statues in their new home
* ALL-STAR GAME
: The rumors keep flying that Nationals Park
will be the site of the 2018 Major League Baseball All-Star Game, but when Tom Boswell says he is "virtually certain"
he will be happy with the 2018 announcement when it is made, well, one does take notice. Official word could come on April 6, when new commissioner Rob Manfred comes to Nationals Park to throw out the Opening Day first pitch.
* NLRB MOVE DELAYED
: There's been some wondering about when the National Labor Relations Board will arrive at 1015 Half Street
, and WBJ has the story
of the "costly planning snafu" that delayed the move by six months (it looks like late June may now be the date).
* 503 ERRORS: I know that the site is throwing "503 Service Unavailable" errors with some frequency these days. I'm begging the hosting company to get them fixed, but in the meantime, at least the errors generally never last more than a few seconds. Count to 10 and hit refresh, and your requested page should appear (though then sometimes it takes a little longer for images and formatting to return). UPDATE: And then the site took a breather for an hour early this afternoon, which seemed to finally get the attention of the hosting folks, though I think there are still all manner of configuration issues that they need to fix. Why this has to happen in March and not December, I don't know....