It's probably best to steer clear of me today, because I'm going to be spending the entire day mumbling profanities as I look up at the gorgeous cloudless skies. But if you want to see what the ballpark would look like if it were transported to, say, Detroit in the dead of winter, be sure to look at my photos from inside the stadium
taken yesterday morning. Later today I'll put up pictures from the interior of the building, where at least the weather didn't play quite so much of a role. In the meantime, here's some quick items on the ballpark:
* The Post has two articles today on Nationals Park
--one looking at
the resident hiring goals that were set versus the actual number of DC workers that have been hired, plus a much lighter look
at yesterday's testing of the plumbing system, aka "Super Flush."
* A few people have written to ask me about news that has been mentioned either on the radio or in an MLB.com video
that the first game at Nationals Park will actually be a March 22 game between George Washington University and St. Joseph's. GW's schedule shows the game as being played in Arlington, and I've seen no official word anywhere on this game, but the rumor is out there. Nationals owner Ted Lerner is a GW graduate and patron.
* I've also been asked lately about newer renderings of the stadium that no longer show the big baseball on top of the outfield restaurant (which is now called the "Red Porch Restaurant"). It is indeed no longer part of the ballpark plans. The cherry blossom trees will still be coming, though!