J-Red seems to be following in the footsteps of Bill O'Reilly in only publishing on this blog the most uninformed, venomous, angst-filled diatribes against the Nationals, written in The Washington Post by somebody who has admittedly never set foot inside the stadium. J-Red's post is available here for those of you who are too lazy to scroll down our blog to read it: http://www.east-coast-bias.com/2008/07/piling-on-more-nats-abuse.html
Man, J-Red, I would love to try a case against you if your primary reliance is on such strongly authentic evidence based upon... oh... ZERO personal knowledge (See Md. Rule 5-602). For the counterpoint, I will offer the following article, from today's Washington Post:
I would reprint it here, but it's long, and I'd prefer not to have the Washington Post suits after ECB for reprinting an article in full. But the article is entitled "Nationals Stadium Gets High Marks from Fans" and actually interviews... hold your breath now J-Red... ACTUAL FANS who ATTEND THE GAMES to portray the fact that despite the team being utterly horrendous (don't even ask me to defend Bowden or the team's strength and conditioning and training staffs right now), and despite some low marks for the high price of food, overall, fans love Nats Park. Myself included.
According to J-Red, this is Nationals Park on an average evening home game.
If you haven't gone yet, I highly recommend taking the recommendation of the article. Go the day of the game and buy $5 grandstand seats. Then just hit the Red Loft for a beer and some food. Basically you've just upgraded your seats by about eight price levels, you're surrounded by some of Washington's finest intern "scenery," and be sure to take a break and walk around the stadium and hit the other game-watching vantage points along the first base line and up high with sweeping views of the city beyond.
J-Red, I know you're up in Baltimore County, so maybe you're not really familiar with the biases of the Washington Post columnists. But FYI, relying on Norman Chad for an opinion on Nats Park is roughly like relying on Courtland Milloy for an opinion on affirmative action.