1) From Reader Ben:
“Will the Nats stop selling beer after the 7th inning of the first game of the traditional double header on Saturday? I don’t know this for a fact, but I suspect that stopping sales of beer after the 7th inning is a relatively modern and non-traditional development in Major League baseball. “
Excellent question. A Nats spokeswoman responded:
“We will sell beer all the way through to the 7th inning of the second game, but as always, we will be monitoring alcohol consumption diligently throughout both games in an effort to help prevent over consumption. We want our fans to have an enjoyable experience, but as always, we expect anyone who chooses to drink to do so responsibly.”
Plus it’s gonna be hot out there. So drink plenty of water, kids.
(Also, as a Miller Lite Party Night, Saturday’s game will have live entertainment two-and-a-half hours before the first pitch of game one, and also between games. The $5 happy hour beer specials will also start two-and-a-half hours early, but only before the first game.)
2) From Reader @BirkKenson
“Do you know what Saturday’s t-shirt giveaway looks like?”
Well, I didn’t, but I do now. And you do, too. The first 10,000 fans to enter Nationals Park for the 3:35 first game will receive this patriotic Curly “W” T-shirt, presented by, um, The Washington Post.