Bobbleheads for the first 1,000 fans. Gates open at 6:05 for the 7:05 game. Baseballrebecca gets off of work at 5:30. Bowie is about 45-60 minutes from work.
Doing the math, I knew it would be close, but I figured I could do it. Thanks to relatively light traffic on a summer Monday night, I reached the stadium parking lot just after 6 p.m. There were a lot more cars than usual. I had a quick moment of panic, am I already too late?
At 6:10 p.m., I parked my car and proceeded to the gate to see if they were still handing out Jayson Werth bobbleheads. There were a lot of boxes and people milling about with bobbles in their hands. It looked like there might just be a few left. I backtracked to the ticket window, bought my ticket, went back to the gate, and entered the stadium. But the bobbleheads were already gone. I must have been fan number 1,005.
Strike 1, Frederick. Strike 2, Bowie.
Do I even attempt to get one on Saturday at the Washington Nationals game?
To be continued …