As we learned four years ago with the Redskins, when bad things happen to a local athlete, fans like to gather together, just because they don’t know what else to do.
And so Nationals fans who usually hang out together on the Internet have decided to hang out together outside Nats Park on Friday evening, in the form of a vigil for catcher Wilson Ramos.
The idea, I’m told, emanated from a comment left on MASN’s Facebook page, but it quickly got legs. From the event’s Facebook page:
We will meet outside the Centerfield Gate of Nats Park at 6:00 PM. Please bring candles, lighters, and any signs you wish to put up at the gate.
There will be an introduction, then people will be given a chance to say a few words. We will then have a moment of silence, and then we will leave signs and other gestures.
A few notes on travel: The Navy Yard Metro station is closed for track work. There is a shuttle bus from L’Enfant Plaza. Street parking is also available in the area. Alternatively, the DC Circulator has a line from Capitol Hill to this area, and there are several Metrobus lines in the vicinity.
Also, please be aware that the situation in Venezuela is volatile, and per the authorities’ request the Washington Nationals organization and Major League Baseball are refraining from comment. If the Nationals organization asks us to disperse, we WILL do so without protest.
Someone has also put the above sign on the ticket windows at Nats Park, via @MeganMcGrath4.