The good, the bad, and the in-between:
- going to my first New Nats game, Father's Day, 2006, wearing the 1960 Senators Jersey, number 3, signed by Harmon Killebrew. Absorbing the joy of Ryan Z's walkoff.
- taking my daughter to RFK where I could point out the remaining Hondo seats in the upper deck. Watching John Patterson hit 89 mph on the speed gun, and wondering how this guy could be the next ace. (He went on the DL right after). Watching Soriano fold his arms in LF as Patterson threw. Feeling the crack as Alex Escobar hit a line-drive, then watching him run, and thinking, OK, here's a CF. Nats take a big lead into the 8th or 9th, but Mike Piazza hits a home run off the facing below the upper deck and the Nats lose.