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Night Out at the Nationals

Posted in Sports with tags on July 21, 2009 by Kent

Night Out at the Nationals 2009I was talked into going to last night’s Night Out at the Nationals game (it wasn’t that hard to get me to go, though).

In retrospect, it was enjoyable enough, but I think the best part wasn’t the game. It was the friends, community, and the Gay Mens’ Chorus singing the National Anthem. They did a great job.

The game was lackluster. The Nationals hosted the Mets, with the Mets taking an early lead getting two runs in the first inning and another three in the second inning.

The Nationals responded in the fourth inning with two runs of their own, but those ended up to be the only runs the Nationals would have the entire night.

The Met ended it in the ninth with a home run, making the final score Mets 6, Nationals 2.
Night Out at the Nationals 2009

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This Date in History

Posted in July, Sports with tags , on July 10, 2009 by Kent

July 10, 1949: The Homestead Grays continued their winning ways by taking a double-header from the Raleigh Tigers, 8-5 and 4-3, at Griffith Stadium. The contests opened the second half schedule of the Negro American Association. The Grays won the first half.Homestead Grays

This Date in History

Posted in June, Petworth, Sports with tags , , on June 5, 2009 by Kent

June 5, 1914: At a meeting of the Suburban Tennis League, held at the home of President John H. Holmead, in Petworth, the Princeton Heights and Holmead were admitted into membership of the league and final arrangements made for the ensuing season. In addition to the teams admitted, the league also consisted of the Takoma Park, Petworth, and Benedicts.tennis

This Date in History

Posted in Chevy Chase, June, Sports with tags , on June 3, 2009 by Kent

June 3, 1911: In the first interclub golf match in the Middle Atlantic Golf Association at the Chevy Chase Club, the team representing the Columbia Country Club was beaten by the former club by 4 matches to 1. No individual scores were kept.Chevy Chase Club, golf

This Date in History

Posted in Chevy Chase, May, Park View, Sports with tags , , , on May 26, 2009 by Kent

May 26, 1928: For the first time since 1915 the municipal playground field and track championship of the elementary schools went out of the Columbia Heights division, when E.V. Brown School of Chevy Chase captured its initial city championship of any description by barely nosing out Park View, the runner-up.E. V. Brown school ca. 1900

Fenty Finally Releases Nationals Tickets

Posted in D.C. Government, Sports on May 18, 2009 by Kent

nationals-parkYesterday morning, DC Council Chairman Vincent Gray announced that the baseball tickets, which were being held by Mayor Fenty’s office, were delivered Saturday, May 16.

Is this crazy or what? When I first posted on this April 14th, I rhetorically asked … “does the City government have nothing better to do than fight over baseball tickets?” Well, I guess I got my answer … NO!

This fight has gone on for over a month. It went on last year. If I were a betting man, I’d put money down that it will happen next year. This is crazy!!!

If Mayor Fenty and the DC Council have enough free time to worry about baseball tickets, let alone go to the games, then something is seriously wrong with our elected officials. Don’t think I’ll forget about this when I cast my next vote.

This Date in History

Posted in May, Sports on May 16, 2009 by Kent

May 16, 1923: The Baltimore Black Sox clubbed Campbell and Carr hard in the early innings and captured the first game of the series with the Potomacs at the American League park, 13 to 9.1929_Baltimore_Black_Sox