September 23, 2007

Washington Nationals Say Goodbye to RFK Stadium: William Gildea, a Washington Post sportswriter for 40 years, returns to the paper today to mark a special occasion -- the first time a Washington baseball team has moved out in happy circumstances. "The incumbent Nationals won't be moving across the country after their last home game today but only a matter of city blocks to a new stadium, scheduled to open next season," he writes. "As a rule, our baseball goodbyes in Washington are not this easy."

posted by rcade to baseball at 10:37 AM - 7 comments

Saying goodbye to a stadium hard, but at least it is in good circumstances this time, as Dallas and the Twin Cities are not involved. The Nats will remain in Washington, just play in a different park.

posted by SFValley_Dude at 04:57 PM on September 23

RFK is/was a lousy place to watch any sport, but it was a great place to see the Grateful Dead play :) I look forward to checking out the new stadium next July when the wife and I make our annual return to DC to visit the old neighborhood.

posted by scully at 07:11 AM on September 24

but it was a great place to see the Grateful Dead play :) Was there a bad place to see the Grateful Dead play? ;)~

posted by Folkways at 07:27 AM on September 24

MSG wasn't great...

posted by ajaffe at 10:46 AM on September 24

I still prefer Thomas Boswell's farewell to RFK, and not just because I posted it in a comment earlier... I attended each of the last three games at RFK. The park was my introduction to major league baseball and is just a few blocks from my house. I will miss it.

posted by exogenous at 04:16 PM on September 24

I still miss Jarry Park, and the Olympic Stadium.

posted by tommytrump at 05:27 PM on September 25

>I still miss Jarry Park, and the Olympic Stadium. Aye.

posted by Philfromhavelock at 08:14 PM on September 28

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