In Cub-ville

We went to see the Nats play the Cubs today.

Started off rather disastrously, as we had a heck of a time finding parking.  My original plan was to park at the Navy Yard and walk, and that's what we should have done.  It would have been a shorter walk, with much less driving around (and saved $25).

The only good thing to come out of that was that the Nats scored in the bottom of the first, while we were walking to the stadium.

After that, it was a whole lot of nothing, as Gio kept the Cubs from hitting it out of the infield, just about.  But he was lifted for a pinch hitter (in the seventh, I think), and the bullpen could not do as well.

Eventually, the Cubs scored in both the eighth and ninth innings, so it ended up as a 2-1 victory for the Cubbies.  Bleh.

It was the first time in a long while that I'd been to a baseball game (first time at all with the kids), and we had a good time.  The kids didn't seem to pay much attention to the game, though.  I tried to explain how the game was played, but they didn't seem to have any real interest.  I'll have to try again later.  Maybe from better seats; they weren't bad, but beyond the outfield is definitely not ideal for a first experience with the game.  And having lots of Cubs fans around us didn't help any, either.

One funny thing did come from it.  Coming home, we were behind a car with Virginia tags, 'ITE URSI'.  Took me a minute to puzzle it out to be 'Go Bears', in Latin.  Really wanted to congratulate them on the cool tag, but wasn't feasible.

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