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The D.C. Colonist makes his baseball debut!
|| 4/3/2005 || 5:28 pm || Comments Off on The D.C. Colonist makes his baseball debut! || ||

a bit a news I posted on the dc.indymedia.org

Photo summary of the April 3rd, 2005 exhibition game at RFK stadium
On April 3rd, 2005 over 20 DC Statehood Activists convened in section 438 at RFK stadium to highlight the resident’s of Washington, DC second-class status.



On April 3rd, 2005 over 20 DC Statehood Activists convened in section 438 at RFK stadium to highlight the resident’s of Washington, DC second-class status.

After each strike out the activists would hold up the letters that spelled out “STRIKE 4 DC STATEHOOD”

When the Nationals were at bat and the pitcher would walk a player, the activists would hold up “BUSH PLAY BALL WITH DC”

The exhibition was also the first time that Nats fans saw their unofficial mascot, the DC Colonist

DC Fox 5 also mentioned the activists antics on the evening and morning news, footage will be uploaded shortly.

Near the end of the game the activists made their way down to the lower level of RFK stadium, behind 3rd base, and proceeded to hold the signs up for all the spectators to see.

In the bottom of the 9th inning, with the go-ahead runner on base, the DC Colonist held up the large DC sign and ran up & down the stairwells hyping the crowd up. Yet even with the crowd ecstatically cheering, the Nationals were unable to score in the final inning.

The first baseball game played in RFK stadium in almost 30 years, and I show up dressed as a Colonist! I rented the costume from Backstage and eventually ended up purchasing it. I’m thinking of spending some saturday in the near future greeting people on the National Mall and telling them how DC residents are colonists. I think this might be an effective way to promote DC’s voting rights because 75% on the Mall are tourists. I think they’ll be more apt to go back to their hometown and put pressure on their elected officials. I’d love to see DC Vote pay someone to do this!

Nonetheless, I wonder how baseball will do at RFK stadium…



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