Jacqueline L. Salmon Washington Post's PopeWatch reports on the preparations for the Nationals Park Mass:
As explained by Archbishop of Washington Donald W. Wuerl yesterday afternoon, the pontiff will enter the park via right field, and, at 9:30 a.m., do a lap of the field in the popemobile.
Then he'll exit, change into vestments for the Mass and re-emerge.
This afternoon, workers were covering the field and starting to erect the stage, which is in the centerfield area. (In other words, if you ended up with tickets behind home plate, you're kind of far away from the action, unlike a Nats' game.)
Wuerl vows that everything will be ready.
Advertising (even the big stuff flanking the jumbotron) will be covered up and, no, of course they won't be selling beer on Thursday. ...