June 08, 2010

Gratuitous Nats Posting (TM) - "Show Time" Division

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Yes, tonight is the much ballyhooed debut of wunderkind Nats pitcher Stephen Strasburg. (It will also mark the return from injury of catcher Pudge Rodriguez, but that of course will only be of interest to those who actually pay attention to the game.)

Over the weekend, the eldest Llama-ette was invited to go see the game with a friend and her family. Despite the fact that she's supposed to have her own batting practice tonight and that she'll somehow have to stagger out of bed for school tomorrow, I reckon an opportunity to see a potential bit o' history like this doesn't come up very often, so of course I said she could go.

Last evening we went to considerable effort to ensure that the gel will "get her red on" in style tonight, up to and including a truly bizarre pair of red-framed shades I've never seen before. If you happen to watch the game and if you happen to see a pair of twelve year olds, one blond the other sandy-haired, both rigged out top to bottom in Nats gear and screaming like banshees for the camera, well, that'll be the Llama-ette and her friend.

And by the way, GO NATS!!!

Posted by Robert at June 8, 2010 07:51 AM | TrackBack

I look for her on MLBNetwork.

Posted by: rbj at June 8, 2010 10:31 AM

I'll be there with our oldest daughter as well. Me thinks it will be a mad house and can't wait for the brouhaha to subside and watch him as he matures.

Posted by: NOVA Curmudgeon at June 8, 2010 12:12 PM

I'm sure you'll hear her, no matter where you're sitting.

Posted by: Robbo the LB at June 8, 2010 02:37 PM

Robbo, good on ya for letting the gel go to the game. To see a guy this potentially good in his ML debut is a wonderful thing and could cement her apparent love for the game, for all time. A new baseball fan is a new baseball fan even if she emulates her dads "Philadelphia delenda est" motto.

Posted by: RatBastidPhilsPhan at June 8, 2010 06:25 PM

This Strasburg kid is looking good.

Posted by: rbj at June 8, 2010 06:37 PM

If his first game is an indication of what we're likely to see from Strasburg in the future, then I'd say the Llama-ette did get to see history tonight. What a performance...

Posted by: ChrisN at June 8, 2010 09:14 PM

We'll see how Strasburg does when he pitches against a Major League team. No, the Pirates don't count.

Posted by: A Pirate fan at June 8, 2010 10:36 PM

I can't wait to see him in Yankee pinstripes.

We'll get him, oh yes we will.

Posted by: rbj at June 9, 2010 07:51 AM
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