Nationals Park Hosts Davids Chapter

SABR Day at Nats’ Park was a lot of fun . . . except for the game, in which the Nationals offense managed ten strikeouts (against Kevin Correia and assorted other bums, no less) and no walks.

Chapter president Bruce Brown emceed the proceedings, which kicked off with a lively session with Nats’ Director of baseball operations Adam Cromie. Then local radio/TV host and baseball guru Phil Wood and Mike Wallace (former MLB pitcher [http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/w/wallami01.shtml] and sidekick on Wood’s show) regaled us with humorous stories out of Washington baseball history (good and bad, mostly tragicomic). There a followed a great buffet spread and then off to the seats . . . where yours truly roasted. Sunstroke . . . in Section 319 . . . it made for a tough finish to a great afternoon.

Postgame concert with Blues Traveler was surprisingly good (didn’t stay to the end). I had thought most of those guys were drawing Social Security by now.