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Game #16 Day #10 @ 7:05 PM Nationals vs Astros (Patriots Day)
Douglas “Chuck” Booth (Baseball Writer)–If I make it to this game on time I will be elated. The reason why I am going to Chase Field one day before the streak starts is to protect this doubleheader. Both the Red Sox and the Nationals play on Apr.22(so I could move this game from Arizona to either in case of makeup.)
I am looking forward to meeting Ben Fallon for this game. As our Nationals Park Expert, Ben surprised me with his park knowledge. I also thank Ben for picking me up and having an extra ticket. This saves me a lot of hassle on the second leg of a day night doubleheader with a flight involved. I will be sure to head to Ben’s Chili Bowl for some late day snacking.
After the game I am staying at a hostel for about $35. If I had a car, I would have driven to Frederickburg, Virginia for the Best Western Hotel there. They have rooms for $50 a night with a free continental breakfast. However I am up early for a $62 flight I secured to Fort Lauderdale so the hostel was a better option.
This streak I am depending on other people so much more than the other years. It is a weird feeling when you are not driving to the park, or in charge of my own tickets all of the time. To all of those people that are helping me out, much thanks. This is the 2nd half of the streak start. At day 10, this will wrap up the consecutive days I am in attendance for a matinee contest to start the streak. This is also the 6th doubleheader attempt (and possibly the 7th) in the first 10 days. The next half of the schedule is 14 games in 10 days with 4 doubleheaders. The only thing that would be better than this is if Teddy Roosevelt would win the presidents race once and on Patriots Day!
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