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.

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Comment by Jack (6) on April 10, 2010 at 4:24pm
Good luck to you
Comment by Craig (17) on April 6, 2010 at 11:58pm
Second that...would love to meet up at Safeco as well!
Comment by Hansel Rodriguez on April 6, 2010 at 9:17pm
Thanks, Ken. I've heard Safeco is awesome, I am looking forward to watching Griffey hit before he retires.
Comment by Ken Lee (30/43) on April 6, 2010 at 3:50pm
Looking forward to following your Chase this year. When you make it out to Seattle, let me know and I'll buy ya a beer (if I am in town and not on a chase of my own) :)
Comment by Hansel Rodriguez on April 6, 2010 at 12:17pm
That's the plan...i have tickets to most of the East Coast teams and i hope to start making concrete plans for the Midwest soon. This is exciting, i am glad i can share it with people with similar interest.
Comment by Craig (17) on April 6, 2010 at 10:31am
Great recap! So, does this mean you are chasing all 30 parks this season?


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