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  • i was there. absolutely tremendous. never seen the place like that, with 40,000 people in their seats and eyes focused on the pitcher. the crowd rose with the 2nd strike and once the K’s started rolling the place was going bonkers.

    kid struck out 8 of his last 9 batters….electric. good times for DC baseball.

  • Yeah I have to agree, that was totally worth attending. I snagged two face value tickets from StubHub a few days ago. For the first time, it felt like we actually have a team with some history, and some actual fans. I’ve been attending regularly since the team came to town, and it was the most fun I’ve had yet. Granted, our history is very young, in the making and odds are, won’t even pan out in the long run; and, we all know that half of the ‘fans’ who attended last night are still going to be likely to skip non-Strasburg games and will eventually taper off if the team doesn’t come close to the playoffs; but for now, this is great.

    Also awesome were Zimmerman, Dunn and Willingham all having great offensive games, reminding everyone “hey guys, we were here first, and we’re still here.” I was rather disappointed that ESPN, etc, didn’t even mention Zimmerman’s spectacular game, in particular.

    Now we just need more than the lame “Bullpen” bar on Half Street.

  • I was there too! AMAZING game. Unreal. Crowd was so loud, completely crazy.

  • I was there too and it was amazing. I was actually a little afraid to go because I thought there was no way he could live up to the hype and figured it could only be disappointing, but I’ve never been more happy to be so completely wrong.

    I’ve lived in DC for most of adult life and I always give DC sports and its fans a lot of crap for not being a real sports town. Last night finally felt like what it’s supposed to feel like. You could feel the pride for our city and our team. People were invested in the game and the players (not just Strasburg) and in each other – there was fan camaraderie in a way that reminded me of sitting in the cheap seats at a Ravens game, which in all the Nats games I’ve attended, I’ve never felt before. It was tingly, goose-bump inducingly awesome.

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