No "CCCP" Shirts At Washington National Games!

It was a fantastic day at RFK Stadium today watching the Nationals come from a 9-2 deficit to an 11-9 victory. Amazing game. We went with the church youth group, and the house was packed with Yankees fans (including some in our party), so as a fan of the sad salary-deprived Milwaukee Brewers, it was fun to see the Yanks and Mariano Rivera take a powder.

The only real sour note of the day was some chowderhead wearing his Nationals hat -- and a red T-shirt with bold white "CCCP" letters and a little hammer and sickle on it. I wanted to heckle this sad shill for the Soviet Union, but we were ten rows up, and my 16-year-old son would have spent the rest of the game in another section. Soviet Guy was quite a bit thicker than little Johnny Weir. At least some baseball fans came in pro-life religious T-shirts as well.

It was funny how several fans in our section were using their Blackberry handhelds to keep up with the World Cup soccer results in the US v. Italy matchup. They kept shouting results to the rest of us -- scores, red cards, every development as it unfolded.

Tim Graham
Tim Graham
Tim Graham is Executive Editor of NewsBusters and is the Media Research Center’s Director of Media Analysis