Nationals game. Strasburg debut. Scoreboard walk in the outfield. Young fan acting obnoxious on his way to get a snack. Red gym shorts? Not my style, but ok. Brand new Strasburg jersey. Check. Red lanyard around his neck. Figured the way he was pushing his way through, he must work for the team. Nope. Hanging from that lanyard: a red badge of courage. Fifteen years in DC and they still crack me up.
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