Don’t ask me how, but I somehow finagled my way into a VIP tour of the stadium today. Although it was pretty funny with me wearing a bright red flannel shirt surrounded by suits that cost more than my car. Anyway, it was pretty fresh. Now, I consider myself a pretty big Nats fan but growing up in New York, going to Yankees games, I would get goose bumps, and still do, whenever I walk into the stadium. I did not get any goose bumps in this new stadium. However, it is crisp and plenty beautiful. I got to visit the club house and locker room (unfortunately no pictures were allowed there.) I also got to walk through the bullpen and onto the field past the dugout all the way to home plate. And all I can say is, I am psyched for the season to start. The grass itself was incredible. It is Kentucky something or other and cost $1.7 million or something like that. The big screen tv above center field is truly gigantic. There was still a bit of final touches going on, you can see from the photo that they were still working on the pitching mound. I couldn’t find a Ben’s Chili Bowl sign but there were lots of other interesting food options (all oddly with goofy names like Senators Sausages and names like that.) There is one thing especially awesome about this stadium for us. It is on the Green Line! It is so easy to get here. It took me like 20 minutes to get to the stadium. Beautiful. It may be too late for me, but hopefully one day a future son of mine will get goosebumps upon entering. See lots more photos after the jump.