Take Me Out to a Quieter Ball Game

Stadiums that play fake crowd noise aren't fooling anyone.

After fake noise, what's next?

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A couple of weeks ago, a friend invited me to accompany him to a baseball game in Nationals Park. The game was a thriller. The visiting Atlanta Braves were ahead going into the bottom of the ninth inning, but the Washington Nationals tied the score with two outs, then won in the 10th on a pinch-hit home run by a rookie.

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