I doubt that when MLB put together the '10 schedule that they had any expectations for a meaningful, highly attended event to occur.
I thought it was pretty cool to see 40k plus in a Nationals stadium, and you could tell on the faces of many of the players there, that they were nervous, having never played in front of so many people either. -- Playoff atmosphere in a town that hasn't seen any in a long time. Hope the momentum lasts.
In other news: Hughes continues to show that he will live up to his hype. And the Yanks drafted a kid out of Rochester yesterday which is also kind of cool.