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Offline mitlen

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Re: Nationals @ Phillies, Game 3
« Reply #550: September 28, 2012, 05:03:34 AM »
Was at the game tonight.  Possibly my best baseball moment as a fan.  I sat two rows behind Rizzo and talked to him a few times, shook his hand and got a pic with him. 

Also there was a woman very obviously cheering for the Nats about two rows above me and maybe ten seats in.  She was calling out the ump behind the plate on balls that were obvious balls but still showed tons of passion and kept calling Gio "G".  I have never heard him called that before and now I know why, the person calling him G was his mom.  I met Gio's mom and dad!!!!!!!  They were awesome!  Very nice down to earth people who were happier that I was a fan of Gio's and showed him support even when he was struggling out there.  I couldn't be more impressed.

Then, (I know what you are thinking, THERE IS MORE?  This guy got lucky!) A player tossed a ball to Rizzo (I believe it was the Kratz strikeout and throw to LaRoche in 6th) and Rizzo gave it to me.  Then Gio's mom handed me her phone and told me to call her so Gio can sign the ball!

Luckily I've got work down in DC next Thursday, so I will go down Wednesday and take in the last game of the season and take Mrs. Gio up on the autograph offer!


Offline OldChelsea

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Re: Nationals @ Phillies, Game 3
« Reply #551: September 28, 2012, 07:59:53 AM »
95th win - both of the Washington clubs with more regular season wins won pennants:

99 - 1933 [pennant winner]
96 - 1925 [pennant winner]
95 - 2012
94 - 1930
93 - 1932
92 - 1924 [World Series winner], 1931
91 - 1912
90 - 1913
87 - 1945
86 - 1969


THIS DAY WITH THE '05 OVERACHIEVERS: ...meanwhile, on Tuesday 27th October 2005 the Nats smoked the Marlins on the road 11-1 and mathematically eliminated them from the post-season (why can't we do that nowadays?)...record now 80-78...

'I didn't do anything right,' [Marlins starter Dontrelle] Willis said. 'It's a terrible feeling.'

Offline Minty Fresh

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Re: Nationals @ Phillies, Game 3
« Reply #552: September 28, 2012, 09:20:41 AM »
i don't give a crap what anyone says or if anyone has a gameday thread already called ... SF is continuing to start 'em until he loses again (which won't happen)



Take us through a sweep of the Cardinals spoprtsnyan!