Many of you already know that I’m a very big baseball fan, so it shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise that I’m excited about the season that officially starting tonight with a game between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees (arguably the biggest rivalry in professional sports). I'll be cheering on the Red Sox tonight, in part because you simply have to love the Fenway Faithful and everyone that makes up Red Sox nation.
If you're like me and are a big Nationals fan, then there's also some opportunities for you to take in a game and support the Springfield Democratic Committee. At the April 25 and March 16 games, the Springfield Democratic Committee will be at Pfitner Stadium in Woodbridge to watch the Potomac Nationals (Washington's Class A-Advanced minor league affiliate) play. The games are both on Sunday afternoons and you get tickets at $8 a piece. If you're interested, you can purchase tickets by following this link.
If you've ever been to a P-Nats game, you know you know you can get an up close and personal look at players who could potentially be playing in the Majors very soon. Last year, for instance, I attended several games and was able chat on several occasions with Drew Storen who the Nats picked with the 10th overall pick in last year's draft and is likely to be called up to the majors this year. If you have kids who are baseball fans, it's also very easy for them to get autographs as the crowds are relatively small and the players are eager to please the fans. All in all, that means coming out to watch a P-Nats game is definitely worth it. The fact that going through this program will also help the Springfield Democratic Committee, in my opinion, purchasing your tickets through the committee for one of those two games only makes it even better.