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March 25, 2008

And You Thought the Seats Were Small at Fenway

From the box score of the Sox-A's game at the Tokyo Dome this morning:
Attendance: 44,628 (131% full)

I guess MacArthur forgot to introduce fire marshals to post-war Japan.

March 29, 2008

First Glance, Nationals Park or: We're Going To Need A Bigger Chili Bowl

Without me asking for them, the Nationals sent me two tickets to tonight's annual exhibition game versus the Orioles. Eric couldn't go, so Jenn eagerly accepted, just for the chance to see the new park. We drove to Foggy Bottom and parked, then metroed to the game.

Nationals Park

Getting off the Metro, I immediately spotted one problem. The "renovated" Navy Yards station only had two escalators leaving the platform. The RFK stop had three. So already I think speed of egress from the platform will be reduced by 1/3rd. (Note: the tail end of the Green Line train is where to be to have quickest access to the escalator) As we took the next set of escalators to street level, a female Metro employee yelled at people to stay to the right on the very uncrowded steps. Like, really yelled. She wouldn't let you walk past anyone. Just like D.C. Making things as inefficient as possible.

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