The Corner

Send the Tickets c/o NR

I’ve attended two Washington Nationals games this season. The second was last night, when I took NR’s D.C. intern Mike Warren, who you’ve been reading on The Corner. At one point, we watched Elijah Dukes step away from the batter’s box for a minute or two. It looked like he had a sudden coughing fit or something. It turns out he swallowed a bug.

But I digress.

My point is this. The Washington Post described my first game of the year this way: “perhaps Washington’s most rousing effort of the season.” In today’s paper, last night’s game is described thusly: “an improbable 6-4 victory over the Florida Marlins that had players calling it the season’s most satisfying win.”

I await my free tickets to another game.

John J. Miller is the national correspondent for National Review and the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. His new book is Reading Around: Journalism on Authors, Artists, and Ideas.

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