Swain gets a token of appreciation, at last. (Jahi Chikwendiu/WASHINGTON POST)

”For that service to his city, Swain received ... not even a pat on the back,” Colby wrote. “Leon Swain deserves better.”

Well, hey: He’s now getting a ballgame out of it.

Per usual, D.C. Council member David A. Catania (I-At Large) wasn’t using his tickets to the council’s Nationals Park box for today’s home opener — he hasn’t attended a game since the ballpark opened in protest of its city financing. So staffers called up Swain and offered him a chance to go.

”We think he’s a good guy, and he’s done good things,” said Catania spokesman Brendan Williams-Kief.

Swain demurred when asked if he now feels duly appreciated.

“It’s the first time I’ve ever been [to an opening day]; I’m excited about going,” he said. “I’m just going to a baseball game.”

He’ll be sharing the box with other council members and bigwigs. Given the swirling federal investigations, I had to ask Swain: Will you be wired for sound?

”That’s a low question for you to ask!” he chuckled. “No!”

(h/t Marie Drissel)