A three-hour bore: Some Nats fans wait out delay. Few seem happy about it.


Nationals coaches wait out a sleet check Thursday during Nationals Park as fans demeanour on, particularly though removing wet. (John McDonnell / The Washington Post)

The three-plus hour sleet check was adequate to send some Washington fans home Thursday night during Nationals Park. Although a sleet was delayed to arrive (and discerning to leave), some-more than a few waited it out and were benefaction for a initial representation during 10:10 p.m.

Danny Hudson, a firefighter, bought tickets for a diversion as a birthday benefaction to his 8-year-old son, Carter, who wore a navy Bryce Harper T-shirt.

“We sat here many of a time, ate some peanuts,” pronounced Danny, 35. “We were customarily going to leave if they deferred a game.”

Carter, Danny said, had never been to a night game, and this would be his first. The late start left a father frustrated, however, though grateful propagandize was out — Carter’s bedtime is customarily 9 p.m.

“We suspicion they would have got a lot of ballgame in, so that’s since we stayed,” Danny said. “So it was flattering frustrating.”

Matthew Dukes, 33-year-old Londoner, was watchful to see his initial ball game.

“It was a bit frustrating,” Dukes said. “But I’ve never been to a ball diversion before, so we was going to hang it out.”

John Elliot, a 71-year-old retiree, has been a Nationals fan given a group arrived in D.C. in 2005. He rents an unit a retard divided from Nationals Park, creation a preference an easy one.

“It’s a many absurd prolonged sleet check I’ve ever gifted since they could have played for dual hours ,” Elliot said. “It’s astray to a fans who have to take a Metro and get adult and go to work.”

Michael McCormick, a 55-year-old who late from government, came to a diversion with his 12-year-old son, Robert. They got to a ballpark during 5 p.m. to watch batting use and see a teams comfortable up. But when they arrived, a tarp was on a field. The players were not.

“We were watchful to see what a bar was going to do,” Michael McCormick said. “It was really odd, they could have, with a volume of time that elapsed played 5 innings.”

They substantially could have played more. McCormick remarkable that, during a delay, a Phillies-Pirates diversion was being shown on a video board. It rained in Philadelphia, though there was never a sleet delay.

“For a volume of time that we were in a check here, they played a whole diversion in Philly,” McCormick said. “And they had rain. We had a sprinkle.”

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