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Post-game gridlock for disappointed Nats fan on Metro

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Nats fans were a glum bunch after Wednesday's disappointing loss in what was the first postseason Major League Baseball game in Washington in nearly 80 years.

"It was depressing," was one comment we heard.

"We got blown out today," another told us.

"Tough loss, but we'll catch them tomorrow," said yet another disappointed Nationals fan.

Leaving the stadium and heading to Metro, we saw a great deal of red - and long faces.

"This is crazy," said one fan upon seeing the mass of people waiting to get into Metro's Navy Yard station. "This is going to be forever."

Despite the pedestrian traffic jam, Nats fans will tell you Metro is the best way to get to the ballpark and home.

"Oh absolutely," said one lady. "I left from work early today and got here no problems. So yeah, it makes a lot more sense than driving."

Inside the station, Metro had extra police and supervisors on the platform.

Complicating the evening was a train with brake issues. It had to be taken out of service. That brought the station to a grinding halt.

"Yeah, patience is key today," said one man trying to get home via Metro. "Big crowd. Biggest crowd ever I heard."

Metro says you can beat the crowds by using the New Jersey Avenue entrance to the Navy Yard station or walk north less than a mile to Capitol South. And make sure you have the proper fare so you don't have to wait on another line.

Many fans at the Metro station told us they are coming back Thursday.

"Of course I'm hopeful," one woman told us. "It's baseball. You have to be hopeful. Always to the last out. I mean, that's the whole point of this game."

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