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A Swing and Another Hit

The defining sounds of Opening Night on Sunday at Nationals Park were generally so traditional that the playlist could have been drawn up 50 years ago: roar of the crowd, crack of the bat, rhythmic clapping, sizzling hot dogs, booing, beer-hawking and, of course, "Take Me Out to the Ball Game."

By J. Freedom du Lac

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