- The Washington Times - Thursday, May 17, 2007

SEEN AND HEARD AT RFK STADIUM

Of all the problems RFK poses, perhaps none is as significant as the stadium’s tendency to flood when it rains hard.

The dugouts and batting tunnel have been known to become submerged in as much as a foot of water, but fortunately the grounds crew was prepared yesterday before the late afternoon thunderstorms hit.

A row of sandbags blocked both stairways into the dugout, and another pile of them was set up in front of the batting tunnel. Thankfully, the rain never got so bad that the barriers were breached.

As if the Nationals didn’t have enough reasons to look forward to their new ballpark next year, here’s one more.

BY THE NUMBERS

2,790 Days between major league starts for Micah Bowie, whose last came Sept. 29, 1999.

TONIGHT’S GAME

Braves LHP Chuck James (4-3, 4.04) vs. Nationals LHP Matt Chico (2-4, 5.59), 1:05 p.m., MASN, AM-1500, FM-107.7.

Mark Zuckerman

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