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#werthday

After a two and a half hour rain delay, the Nats beat the Cubs 10-3. YAY!
Then it was time to celebrate the Hobo!

This lady was ready to go with her sign. (autographed by Werth at some point in the past)

Patiently waiting.

Standing O!

“You go, Dan Kolko.”

Newest addition to the park.

A gift from the players for the Hobo’s retirement, presented by Ryan Zimmerman.

Retirement suits him.

Ted and Mark Lerner (father and son, they own the team) presented him with a literal ring of honor.

It looked like a tryhard world series ring. Joke’s on them because Werth has one of those. (with the Phillies in 2008)

Seriously though, it was a nice gesture, and the first of it’s kind.

Peroud, yet humble after watching vids of former teammates sending their best.

Speech!

“Harper, you’re an idiot.”

Cheers from the dugout.

The Hobo was gracious and humorous and emotional. He thanked his family, his wife and two sons, and got choked up when he thanked his momma. He reflected on his seven years as a Washington National and his 22 year career. The fans and the team were fully supportive and did not hesitate to show it! I ‘wooooooooed’ till I was hoarse!

Jayson was honored to throw the first pitch, caught by his son, Jackson.

Last standing O of his career!

Hugs for Max.

Love to his team.

I love baseball.
Even though I’ve been frustrated this season, I still love baseball. I’ve loved it since I was a little girl.
Cal Ripken, Jr was my first baseball bae. I was hooked at the age of 10. Jayson Werth became my baseball bae in 2011. Now they’re both retired, but will always have a little bit of my baseball loving heart.
Goodbye, Hobo. I’ll miss your left field shenanigans.

Thank you, and goodnight.

P.S. Nats beat the Cubs 6-5 in the post-tribute second game!
Ain’t baseball great?

Check out what MLB had to say about #werthday at Nationals Park.
http://mlb.mlb.com/r/article?ymd=20180908&content_id=293888306&vkey=news_was&c_id=was

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rain delay

Rain delays at Nationals Park rarely bode well for my team. They don’t like not being able to get out there when they’re ready…
I think adrenaline changes from fuel to poison in their bodies when they have to wait.
Rain delays make everybody sad.

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This is what it looked like when we got to the ballpark last night.
OK. Cool. We’ve got this.
We knew it was raining.
We knew the possiblity existed that we’d be dealyed. In fact, we sat at home debating whether or not to even go. But, YBW wanted the ‘Election Night’ give away, so we decided to brave the rain.
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My husband is a curious beast…but I adore him!

As we sat (undercover) and watched the rain come down, I suggested we wait till 8:00 and make a decision then.
I was rocking my lularoe leggings with my “Respect the (curly) W” tee and my Werth jersey. I didn’t wear my Zim jersey because he wasn’t playing last night. YBW teased me that just wanted to wear my red jersey because he and Thing C were wearing their white jerseys and I just wanted to be different.
Um…no, dude. Sometimes I just need to rep the Hobo!
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Of course, by the time 8:00 came around, I’d just gotten a beer…I mean I had to finish it, right? And, only a moment later, it was announced that play would begin at 8:45. We decided to stay put!

The crew came out to fold up the tarp.
OK! Let’s do this!
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This job fascinates me…but I’m glad it’s not my job. Those guys work their booties off!
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Well, as it turns out…the rain never really stopped, it just became a fine mist and the wind picked up. So damp clothes and breezy conditions make for chilly baseball fans. The score was 4-1 in the Marlins favor and we were pretty much done.
We gave up just in time to miss Rendon hit a dinger and then Stephen Drew follow him with another one to tie the score.
Miami ended up winning 7-4.
I’m telling you, rain delays don’t bode well for my Washington Nationals.
It’s OK though, we’re the NL East champions! We’re going to play (and beat) the Dodgers to get to the Cubs (that’ll be a miracle, but we’re due one) to then get to the World Series. At least, that’s the plan. The Dodgers will be tough for us…we only beat them once in six games this season.
But I’ve got my #Natitude so I say, “Bring it!”

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baseball and the first amendment

We went to the Newseum on Friday before we headed over to the Nats game.
Two of my absolute most favorite things!
I was getting my dork on something fierce at the Newseum!
Newseum
Do you know on the front of the building is printed what I consider the most important words ever written in the history of the United States?

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Those words! Even just writing them here on this page gave me the gooseflesh.
I don’t think many folks ever really think about the importance of the first amendment. I think about it every single day. I am a woman in a country where I can say what I think without worrying about my safety. I can have a relationship my God without the interference from the government. I can read any news and know that it’s been (mostly) fair, unbiased, and not at all controlled by the government.
What would have happened to Woodward and Bernstein, or Ben Bradlee and Katharine Graham in the early 1970s if there was no first amendment?
Look how many places there are in the world where this isn’t the case!

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Newseum Freedom of the Press Map

I am the first amendment’s biggest fan! (I’m so sure there are loads of folks who say the the same thing. But I’m not talking about them today, I’m talking about me.)
I’m oftentimes jaded about our government. I’m oftentimes jaded about our archaic constitution. But I have moments when I am at one with the concepts that helped create our government…

It was steamy at Nationals Park Friday night. Gio Gonzalez pitched beautifully. Both Daniel “Hits” Murphy and Thing 2’s beloved “greasy hobo”, Jayson Werth hit solo dingers. Murphy had a ground out RBI and Werth hit an RBI double. The “face of the franchise” Bryce Harper hit a two run triple.
We cheered. We clapped. We high-fived and fist-bumped all night long. There were beautiful plays in the field. The boys of summer where on it Friday night!
The Nats won in a walk off the first game of their series with the Rockies. (as it turns out, it was the only win of the series)
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