If you remember, a few weeks ago I tweeted about a little boy, Ben, who was going to the Nationals-Red Sox game in Boston.
— Alissa Peltzman (@AlissaPeltzman) April 15, 2015
He picked a good game to see. That was the day the Nats beat the Sox 10-to-5.
Ben is my little brother’s classmate, and he is in second grade. When he got back from his Boston trip, I asked him if he wanted to write something about his trip. Ben is an avid reader of my blog, and I wanted to give something back to him. So, without further adieu, here is Ben’s guest post!
Written by Ben Belford-Peltzman, age 8
Last week was the first time the Nats played at Fenway Park. Fenway Park was built in 1912. It is the oldest stadium in major league baseball.
When the 2015 MLB schedule was announced I said I really want to go to see the Nats play at Fenway. My mom grew up in Boston. She’s been to Fenway Park. My Aunt helped us get tickets. I was SO excited!
I woke up early and put on my Nats uniform. We flew out of National Airport.
When I arrived at the ballpark it was already crowded 2 hours before the game. We went to our seats. Our seats were 5 rows from the visitors dugout near 3rd base. Before the game I stood next to the dugout and waited for the Nats players and coaches to come out.
I saw Stephen Strasburg first and asked for his autograph. Then I got to meet Mike Rizzo, Steve McCatty, Matt Williams, Wilson Ramos, Michael Taylor, Ian Desmond and Bryce Harper!
I hope in 22 years that I can have Matt Williams’ job! I can pick who plays, make trades, and get good players. I want a job where I can think about baseball everyday!
It was also Jackie Robinson Day. Everyone on both teams wore the number 42. That was Jackie Robinson’s number. He was the first African-American player to play in the big leagues. First he played with the Kansas City Monarchs. Then he played for the Brooklyn Dodgers. He was fast and he hit well. He won awards like National League Rookie of the Year. Every stadium retired his number.
Here is a picture of Jayson Werth wearing number 42.
I usually watch the games on MASN. I listen to F.P. Santangelo, Dan Kolko, Bob Carpenter, Johnny Holliday and Ray Knight. They explain things well. Sometimes they are funny or serious but I like them. I got to meet F.P. and Dan Kolko.
The seats were the best I’ve ever had. We were so close to the field and the dugout. Most of the game I stood against the fence right next to the dugout.
During the 4th inning someone in the front row had to leave. So then the other people in the front row said I could sit with them (the whole time my mom was sitting in her seat talking to people.)They were all cheering for the Red Sox. They also really wanted me to get a foul ball. They kept yelling for me to get a ball.
In the fifth inning Max Scherzer threw gum to me. I caught it and chewed it for a lot of hours.
The Nationals won 10-5. Rafael Martin made is MLB debut. He pitched very well.
It was the best day! Sadly we had to fly home. We left Logan Airport after this awesome and very neat day.
My advice is for the team is to stay healthy. They should exercise, eat healthy things (not a lot of treats or candy) and practice more. I hope there won’t be a lot more errors! I hope no one gets into fights. I predict the team will score 702 runs including 188 home runs this season. I hope I get to see a lot more games and meet more players. I want the Nats to play well the rest of the season! They need to start beating teams like the Mets.
There you go! Another happy Nats fan having a great experience watching baseball. It reminds me about how I became a baseball lover. Read my guest post at Citizens of Natstown to learn all about my experience.
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