Thursday, June 19, 2008

Pure Joy

So we have a partial season plan to the Washington Nationals. We all enjoy going - although the girls think we are there for entertainment other than baseball. Namely Screech and the President's Race - which happens during the 4th inning. The President's race is simply a race around the field by the mascot-like Presidents of Lincoln, Jefferson, Washington and Teddy Roosevelt. The biggest part of the race is that Teddy never wins. He always stops for a hot dog, or falls down, or something intervenes so he doesn't win.

The kids LOVE this race. And they so want Teddy to win. (Although K has figured out he never will). However, they are afraid of the giant Presidential heads if they are within 20 yards of them. Sometimes the Presidents wander around the Park, and the girls are terrified. They are pretty big - about 7 or 8 feet tall, with big foam heads.

They also love the official mascot - Screech. He is a baby eagle and oh so cute. The girls - especially B, love Screech. B always says she wants to give him a "high five". Well, a few weeks ago she got her chance. Screech was in the upper deck near our seats. DH took B down to see if she could high five him. The whole time she was standing waiting for him, she was so excited she was jumping up and down. It was precious. And then, Screech not only high-fived her, he gave her a hug. She was in Nirvana.

Now she needs to find and try and see him every game. Maybe one of these days she'll even be willing to high five Teddy....

3 comments:

Julie said...

we have tickets for tomorrow nights (sat) game and abby says she doesn't want to go. i think she'll have a blast - maybe i'll show her your picture of screech.

3XMom said...

they have a playground there too! Its over in center field.

Let Teddy Win the Presidents Race said...

...and a build a bear workshop where you can build (and dress) your own Screech.