Well, nothing says opening day like metal detectors and pat downs. With the President in attendance the lines were a little longer and Eric and I barely made it in before the first pitch but it was great. Opening Day in baseball is a wonderful time of the year, when hope springs eternal and every team still has a chance. The weather was perfect too, God must be a baseball fan.
We don't get too many sellouts at Nats Park, so it was a great feeling because the place was packed. The sad part was that it was packed with Phillies fans! The game itself was a bust. The Nats took an early 1-0 lead and look good for about three innings, after that the Phillies scored eleven unanswered runs and the final score was 11-1.
Roy Halladay was fantastic, striking out nine and allowing just one run in seven innings. The Phillies showed the power that made them the National League champions for the last two years. Ivan Rodriguez had a good debut for the Nats getting three hits in four tries.
The Taste Test : Had the bratwurst at Senator Sausages and i must say it was a hit but I was a little dissapointed to see that Bullpen Burrito was gone as they had the best nachos there.
The Moment: President Obama throwing the first pitch was pretty special. The crowd was vociferous in its support for Obama as he took the mound to mark the 100th anniversary of presidential first pitches. He missed high and wide but it could had been worse .
One stadium down and twenty nine to go, the next stop is Yankee Stadium next saturday. I will be there with my sister Hashira ( a Red Sux fan....boo!) to see the Yankees play the Rangers.