If you were watching much of Tuesday night’s Nats-Mets game, you were no doubt struck by the two bearded guys with the Nats hats sitting in the front row. Well, not as much as you’d have been struck by the mega-bearded guy with the red-white-and-blue shirt, but struck nonetheless.
As several talented bloggers and beat reporters reported Tuesday night, those two fellows were none other than Caps Eric Fehr and Jay Beagle, with their significant others. No, the mega-bearded guy in the red-white-and-blue shirt was not one of the significant others.
Fehr said he got the seats from friends in the Nats organization, and Beagle — who figured out where the seats were only when he looked at the ticket and saw Row 1 — said this was a significant occasion.
“That’s actually the first full baseball game I’ve been to,” Beagle said on Wednesday. “That’s the first time my wife’s ever been, too. So Eric told us that we were gonna be sitting pretty close to home plate. He didn’t tell us we were gonna be right on the net. It was pretty cool, though. Really neat to see everything happen being that close. It’s gonna be hard to sit anywhere else now after sitting there.”
As for what it was like to be on television for three straight hours,
“Every single time someone would come up to the plate, you could see us on the JumboTron,” Fehr said. “So I was really trying to be on my best behavior.”
“It was unbelievable,” Beagle said. “There were a couple times when I was eating a lot of grub and Fehrsie was like, whoa, whoa, you’re on TV right now, you can’t be seen eating popcorn.’ “