Wednesday, October 14, 2015
FIELDS OF DREAMS: Nationals Park, Washington, D.C.
I have to confess. As an Angels fan, I have a hard time warming up to the Nationals. Mostly, this stems from when Frank Robinson was manager of the then Expos (who moved to DC and changed their name). Robinson knew how, and would take every opportunity, to push Angels' manager Mike Scioscia's buttons.
That's the past, I need to put it behind me because a game at Nationals Park is one of the greatest events in baseball.
Moving from Montreal to our nation's capital, the now Nationals played in an old RFK stadium until this park was completed and opened in 2008. The major history of the nationals goes back to Canada as the Alou's both played and managed here. They played in the flawed Olympic Stadium until moving here. Major League Baseball seriously considered folding the team until the deal for the move was made.
These days, superstars like Matt Scherzer, Bryce Harper, and Jayson Werth call this park their office.
Here are the stats: