W: Pedro Strop (6-1) | L: Sean Doolittle (3-3) | S: Randy Rosario (1)
Nationals Park, Washington, DC
Attendance: 30,173 - Time of Game: 3:46 - Weather: 78° F
Dugout Box 128, Row L, Seat 5
Javier Baez’s 3 RBI’s lift the Cubs over the Nats
While I was travelling to Hamiton, ON after landing at Pierson Airport from Philadelphia, PA, the Chicago Cubs were playing Nationals at a game in Washington that I had tickets to. I did what I could to try and sell this extra seat that I was sitting on because of the Sunday rainout getting rescheduled to a day that I wasn’t even in the city anymore.
I’m sure that if there were any rescheduled game that would drive a team crazy, it would have to be this one. The Cubs and Nationals spent the whole weekend in Washington in the rain to have two games rained out, with one turned into a doubleheader on Saturday and the Sunday game rescheduled to Thursday. As a result, the Nationals had to take off to Philadelphia for three games, comes back to Washington for one and then get on a plane to Atlanta the following night. The Cubs had to go home to play their league rivals the Brewers, go back to DC and then fly back to Chicago.
Which got me thinking, while 90% of the fans who attend games are probably from the hometown and hypothetically able to reschedule their day to visit, there are some fools like me who travelled in specifically to see a game and won’t under any circumstances be able to rearrange my day since well, I’m in another city now.
Sure, the Nationals may have my money for my seat, they also didn’t have my belly in the stands to eat their overpriced food and drink their overpriced beer.