Tuesday, April 8, 2008

If You Don't Get It, You Don't Get I

What's wrong with this picture? Well, besides the fact that the outfield seats are virtually empty for the second game ever at Nationals Park.

Still not sure? Here's a closer view.

Forget fixing the radar gun. Someone tell me how it is that the paper that wins a record six Pulitzers can't even get its full name in lights.

Should I assume that this is the Nationals' half-hearted attempt at making its stadium eco-friendly, saving the valuable energy that would otherwise be required to light up one more letter?

Is Dmitri Young manually powering the scoreboard by pedaling furiously on an exercise bike hooked up to a generator in the home clubhouse during the game?

Or is the 'n' purposely unlit, perhaps alerting fans that they are watching a 'night' game, in a nod to the creativity on display at Camden Yards. There, either the 'H' or the 'E' in the sign that reads "THE SUN" atop the scoreboard flashes to clear up any confusion as to whether a play will be scored a hit or an error.

Seriously, by June, this could read, "he Wang pot." But will any fans be there to see it?

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