I wanted this to stand out, so it's getting its own post. The staff at Nationals Park is the friendliest, most spirited and most helpful I've ever encountered at a sporting event anywhere. These people were exceptional down to the last person--the stewards even got the fans pumped up to cheer for the team and managed to pay attention to the game while watching the stands at the same time. I saw a couple of them high-five each other after the Nats' win, which was kind of nice. The staff was incredibly gracious as tens of thousands of disappointed Sox fans filed out of the park.
One steward I spoke to before the game told me that he actually enjoys getting up and going to work every day. I believe it. It's clear that these folks are proud of their park, their club and their city...as well they should be. They've got a great thing going.
OK, that's enough gushing for now. Later this summer, I'm planning to visit the new parks in St. Louis and Kansas City. They'll have a lot to live up to...
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