A Swap in Washington’s Minor League Teams

For random reasons having more to do with Carolina League history than the Nationals yesterday evening, I was reading the Wikipedia page for the Potomac Nationals. And in so reading I saw this rather remarkable sentence: “Upon completion of the new stadium in the Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center, the Potomac Nationals will be upgradedContinue reading “A Swap in Washington’s Minor League Teams”

Pink Night at Metro Bank Park

Last night I was in Harrisburg for my sixth Senators game of the year. In the spring I bought a six-ticket mini-plan, and a ticket from April, when my Beetle was in the shop with a blown transmission, was swapped out for a ticket in August. Last night, to be exact. The Senators were playingContinue reading “Pink Night at Metro Bank Park”

Thunder Strikes in Harrisburg, and a Season Comes to a Close

Tonight was the third game of the Eastern League Championship Series. The Trenton Thunder, the AA affiliate of the New York Yankees, took a 2-0 lead over the Harrisburg Senators, the AA affiliate of the Nationals, in the best of five series in the two games in Trenton, and tonight’s game in Harrisburg would beContinue reading “Thunder Strikes in Harrisburg, and a Season Comes to a Close”

Playoff Baseball in Harrisburg

This morning I have no voice. Yesterday afternoon I drove up to Harrisburg for game four of the Eastern League Western Division semi-finals between the Senators and the Erie SeaWolves, with Harrisburg holding a 2-1 lead in the best of five series. Three weeks ago, I said I’d gone to my last Senators game thisContinue reading “Playoff Baseball in Harrisburg”

On Not Being a Nationals Blogger

On Twitter two days ago, I was called “a Nationals blogger.” By Nationals, meaning the Washington Nationals, of course. I am not a Nationals blogger. Don’t think of myself that way at all. But I was also thrilled that someone else would think of me in that way. Nationals blogger. I have, however, made someContinue reading “On Not Being a Nationals Blogger”

An Oasis of Natitude Along the Banks of the Susquehanna

On Tuesday I attended my second Harrisburg Senators game. I was taking a vacation day at the office to attend to some personal matters and get in a day of downtime between my publication cycles at work. Over the weekend I decided that since the Senators were at home I could attend the game asContinue reading “An Oasis of Natitude Along the Banks of the Susquehanna”

My First Harrisburg Senators Game

Last night I attended my first Harrisburg Senators game. I moved to the York area a few months ago; I needed a new place to live, housing in Baltimore (where I still work, as a copywriter) is stupidly expensive, and southern Pennsylvania had the advantages of being inexpensive and commutable. In the last month-plus, I’veContinue reading “My First Harrisburg Senators Game”