My Dad took me to my first game in 69 to see the Senators. I was hooked from the get go with Baseball. However, in 71 my Senators went a way.
What can I say, this Baseball Addict became an (OH MY GOSH!) an Orioles fan. I had to have my baseball fix and the Orioles were the closest team. This was the PRE-Angelos era.
I never gave up hoping for a DC team though. I even have a Dave Winfield baseball card, in a San Diego Cap, with Washington on Top and National on the bottom. I supported Bill Collins in his fight to get a team for years.
Once an O's fan, always a Senators fan! During my tenure as an Os fan I've seen great players come and go. One of them is Cal Ripken. I am really an admirer of his and all his efforts to promote the game of Baseball. Thus my screen name, I think he's just great!
I Love the NATS now and have a 20 game plan.
Anyhow I love this new place to post! GO NATS!