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Thursday, May 01, 2008

"I need two Hebrews!"

The concession stands at new Nationals Park serve Hebrew National all-beef franks. And when you order one, the counter person will shout out, to the person attending the weiners: "I need a Hebrew!" Or, if you order two . . . er, you get the point.

I've heard this a few times now, and it never fails to strike me as hilarious. But you know I'm like that.

Btw, attended the "day game" at Nats Park yesterday--a 4:35 start that went 12 innings and finished in the gloaming. In past years, the Nats always played "businessman specials" at RFK--day games on weekdays. But for some reason, this year, no 1:30 starts on the schedule this year in the new park, and yesterday was the one 4:35 game on a weekday. IOW, no further opportunities to ditch work for a ballgame. I'm sure that the accountants are to blame.

The folks from work I go to the day games with like to play "home run lottery," where everyone puts in a dollar and the money passes from player to player until a HR is hit, at which point the player holding the cash keeps the money and everyone re-antes. Well, a game between the Braves and Nats, at Nats Park with the wind blowing in, more or less, two strong starting pitchers, and a temperature at first pitch in the lower 60's--no one hit one out. So then, whoever is holding the money at the end of the game (last out, or on the game-winning run) keeps the money. And the game went into extra frames, with the Nats winning in the bottom of 12. Let's just say that that was the most exciting "home run lottery" game ever!

Btw, the guys sitting behind us in the stands saw the cash changing hands and were like, "Hey, you guys are gambling!" They wanted to get in on the action, but they had to wait for the "next hand." No dice, suckas. (I'm not sure it's gambling when the pot is seven bucks.)

This was my second trip to Nats Park, and again, very favorably impressed. They also seem to have worked out some of the Metro issues. The escalators were even working.


At 11:45 AM, Blogger Paul said...

Shouldn't a "Hebrew" refer to a manly-sized, kosher beer rather than to a hot dog?

At 6:31 PM, Blogger Number Three said...

I don't know that I should say . . . but it means a hot dog at Nats Park.

At 10:53 AM, Blogger Wilson said...

Hahaha nice one.

But this game sounds really awesome, I would like to instead suggest that perhaps the pot should increase every inning in which there is not a home run. Everyone has to re-up every inning. Also, just to clarify, do you pass the cup each out?


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