There is something sad each time a major league ballpark is put out to pasture. Only Fenway in Boston, Wrigley in Chicago and Yankee Stadium in New York are older than RFK Stadium. It was home to the Senators, the Redskins and the Nationals and rock acts like the Beatles and U2. The late evening sunlight, the wooden seats and the peeling paint create a nostalgic mood.
An upper-deck outfield seat is painted white to mark a long home run by 1960's-era Washington Senator Frank Howard at RFK Stadium. This weekend's games mark the last time Major League Baseball is scheduled to be played at RFK. The Nationals will move from the 1960's-era multi-use municipal stadium to a new baseball-only park in April 2008.