I couldn’t have asked for a better day for baseball! The Nationals and Braves played Saturday afternoon at Space Coast Stadium in gorgeous Viera, Florida.

Evan Gattis signed autographs during batting practice:Evan Gattis signing autographs Space Coast StadiumOutside Space Coast Stadium Viera, FL Braves Batting Practice

Some family friends met up with us for the game:
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Family friends at the gameI was born in Cocoa Beach, FL so I’ve apparently known this family forever…but I can’t remember that far back.

New Washington manager Matt Williams signed before the game:Matt Williams signing autographs Ian Desmond warming up

Ian Desmond:Ian Desmond signing autographs Dan Uggla:Dan Uggla signing autographs Ryan Zimmerman at third base Ross Detweiler pitches in the first inning Evan Gattis and Dan Uggla batting:Evan Gattis batting in the first inning Dan Uggla batting Bryce Harper fouled a ball off his leg in the first inning:Bryce Harper batting And then almost lost his helmet on a violent hit–a single in the first:Bryce Harper hits a single Dan Uggla at second base Ryan Zimmerman throwing Freddi Gonzalez switching pitchers Nationals win!Nationals team following win Two for the road:Me at Space Coast Stadium Me at Space Coast Stadium 2Three games in three days! It was an awesome trip. I’ll post normal game entries this week when I’m back in Virginia.