- is slow moving
- is outdoors
- is during the summer
- has the world's most uncomfortable chairs
- only serves $8 beers
But then the Nat's decided to pique my interest. They introduced "Bark in the Park," where you can bring your dogs to the game. Now, this did make me almost want to go to a game... but not really. I figured I could just as easily watch a game and drink beer with Lucy on the couch as I could muddle through traffic for two hours to watch a game and drink beer in uncomfortable seats with Lucy.
|Lucy and I are really good at drinking on the couch.|
That is, until my mom bought me a ticket and said my participation was mandatory.
(Womp womp, my parents are making me go to a major league baseball game where I get to hang out with dogs and eat nachos and drink beer all expenses paid I'm 27 I know, I know. First world problems.)
It actually ended up being a lot of fun. Thanks to getting stuck in traffic, we missed 4 innings (woo!), the Nationals murdered the Braves, so they didn't have to play the 9th inning at all, and I got to spend 90% of the game hanging out with Lucy and a gaggle of other really awesome dogs. And it was a sunny, humidity free, breezy day that only got to like, 72*. I can't imagine baseball getting any better.
|intrepid Basset at the start of the journey|
|2 hours into the traffic...|
|who said Washington sports are dead?|
|and more adoring fans|
|cute wee baby blurry lab|
|like buddy, like buddy: Lucy bored at the game|
|awkward drunk guy adoring Lucy|
|lair of the big dogs|
|this. this is our serious face.|
|our spoken word album cover|
Moral of the story:
beers+dogs+shortened games=tolerable baseball