I went to the Nats/Os game in Baltimore last night, and came away with a fresh perspective on the whole ballpark experience and what the Nats need to do to make things better. Some suggestions:
1. Dump the Nat Pack, Clint in particular. I and my seatmates do not feel any connection between Clint and the fans, and while he's got a great arm and is relatively good looking, he doesn't add anything to the game's enjoyment.
2. Dump the between-innings games like Toss the Sausage, Pizza Toss, and other b/s games like that. Yes, they're supposed to be marketing tools that bring in money, but I've never seen Flippin' Pizza or Nicks Sausages in the stores or franchises. In Baltimore, they stick with fun, well-animated and well-produced spots like Bloopers (we NEVER see them in DC), baseball shuffle (the one I saw last night was 3 crabs with a seagull or pelican that added to the scramble -- great fun!), Guess The Year, and a live FAN OF THE GAME...not this prerecorded crap with ADD kids looking like they've just been TASERed.
3. The Racing Presidents have run their course. Yes, they are iconic to DC, but it's predictable, it's boring, and it's stale. Teddy ALWAYS loses by some costumed thing jumping out and tackling him. Let's get the running First Ladies in high heels. THAT would be fun!
Just a few ideas, but now that the team is doing so well, let's step up the class!