It has been a year an a ha;f since I first signed on this board, but I have not posted here except for my initial post and I am repeating that below (slightly modified).
My name is Robert and I live in Fairfax. I have been retired for many years.
I saw my first Senators game in 1946 or '47; its hard to be exact. I remember Mickey Vernon was the first baseman at the time; he was later traded to Cleveland with Early Wynn. Later on Eddie Yost became my favorite and I watched as many games as possible from the third base side of old Griffith Stadium. After high school, college and military service, I continued to attend several games each year until Short moved the expansion team to Texas. I was very angry that I could not take my sons to watch baseball games in my home town, and refused to support Baltimore because I perceived their management as blocking baseball's return to DC.
Now the Nats are back. I have been to several games each year; my oldest son took me for Fathers Day the first year, and again the next. It may be the making of a tradition. I look forward to seeing many games over the years I have left. I also travel to Potomac a few times a year to see the youngsters down there.
I have been a regular "lurker" (I think that is the term) on the MLB board for several years, but the childishness of many of the posters there leaves much to be desired. As a result, I am moving my attention over here.l
I won't contrbute much or often, but hope you will read it when I do
Old Senators Fan