Bruce Boudreau has never been a stranger at Nats Park — he's thrown out the first pitch before, and talked frequently about his love of the sport — but you’re raising the ante when you sit in the front row, directly next to the team owner.
Yes, Mark Lerner has a stake in the Capitals as well, and the two guys are no doubt friendly. Plus, the game involved D.C. beating Pittsburgh, and we all know how Boudreau feels about Pittsburgh.
Regardless, seeing such an extended look at Boudreau for the first time since the Caps broke up for the season had the photos flowing.
Above is the best shot I’ve seen, which naturally comes via the best Nats TV-photographer in the land over at Nationals Enquirer.
Those Lexus seats sure are empty a lot, aren’t they? This one was e-mailed in my Reader Nathan.
Close up! Via @JapersRink.
I mean, people were focusing on Boudreau from all over the joint. This one comes many rows up, from @JayB4.
Ok, this isn’t technically Boudreau, but it was sent to me during Monday night’s game. Apparently this was shown during this week’s episode of Dancing With the Stars. No idea why. But yes, that's Daniel LaRusso, with Elijah Dukes’s image in the background. Via @DrCapsFan.
And fine, this isn’t technically Boudreau either, but it also surfaced on the Internet around the right time.
“My mom just said that the talking lemon on the new McDonald’s commercials looks like Bruce Boudreau,” @DanielleBriana wrote, and I’m not sure I could disagree. Doesn’t have much to do with Nats Park, though.