Insult To Injury: Nationals Fans Stranded After D.C. Metro Shuts Down

Ryan Phillips

The Washington Nationals lost to the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 5 of the National League Division Series Thursday night. The nail-biter of a game finished 4-3 and ended at around 12:30 a.m. ET on Friday morning. While that was a cruel blow for the Nats fans who stuck around, it was worse for the thousands who actually had no way to leave after the game.

D.C Metro shuts down at midnight, and The final train from the Navy Yard station near Nationals Park left at 11:40 p.m. Thursday night. That meant tons of Washington fans had to either leave the game early, or be stranded at the ballpark. Obviously most chose to stay and watch the end of the game:

During the game, D.C. Metro announced the last train would leave at 11:40, and the crowd reacted with boos and chants of “metro sucks!”

A request was made for the metro to stay open past it’s midnight closing time in advance of the game. That request was denied, and some Nationals fans went so far as to help each other out with a ride-sharing service.

Obviously fans weren’t happy with the game’s outcome or the fact they had few options for how to get home. One thing is for sure, Uber drivers in the D.C. area probably made a killing Thursday night.

Here are some reactions from Twitter: