So, I made it to the Deadspin Pants Party in D.C. on Saturday. Googlemaps tried to send me ten blocks out of my way, but I did the unmanly thing and asked for directions, so I got there pretty quickly. Walking in from the bright outdoors to the dark interior of the Pour House, I could tell our people were taking up the center of the bar, but I couldn’t determine faces at all as my eyes adjusted. Fortunately, Clare from Ladies… spotted me and made a suitable fuss out of my arrival. She’s the best.
I find that blogging takes up my lunch hour at work, so I never comment at Deadspin for fear of getting myself fired. Nonetheless, I really enjoyed meeting some of the comment-writers, they were all friendly and witty as one might expect. I also met Andrea and Bosox Siobhan, who I had at least passing prior familiarity with.
Let me just say good lord was it hot in our nation’s capital. Even after the sun went down, a miasma of humid funk kept drifting off the Potomac and into RFK. I felt better than I usually do in those situations, because even the skinny people were sweating profusely, so I didn’t feel so alone. I was sad that Albert Pujols elected to sit out the game we saw, but Ryan Zimmerman and DaMeatHook put on a hitting show that made up for it, mostly.
As you can see from these pictures, I am 6′ 8″, and Clare is a mere 4′ 2″. Or at least that’s what we’d have you think. You can see another of our party getting a Ladies… sandwich treatment, and loving every minute of it. Also, apparently there are a contingent of Tibetan nationals who believe that sitting in the upper deck of RFK with flags will result in freedom for their nation. I don’t see it happening, but I applaud their enthusiasm.
In these photos, I am wearing a Rally Shirt from Sportable.com. I promised them I would wear it to the game so everyone could see some of their fine merchandise. Sadly, I had sweated through it and kept my other shirt on top for the entire game to hide the fact. Here’s a better view of the current selection, and the fellas (who write a mean blog in addition to selling witty t-shirts) have given us a code: BLOG, that gets 10% off anything you order from them. Go have a look.
Afterward we rode the metro to the 18th Amendment, where I hung out a bit too long, and in my haste to get home, got a nice little speeding ticket in the middle of damn nowhere. That’s going to leave a mark.
But all in all, it was a great time. Should you ever have the means, I highly recommend you head out for one of these events.