Emmanuel Burriss took a look around Nationals Park and gasped. He was in the major leagues, and he's at home.
Burriss, 23, made his major league debut April 20 for the Giants, and it was a big deal for Washington. Burriss, a 2003 Wilson High graduate, is the first D.C. Public Schools graduate to play in the major leagues since 1981.
Burriss wasn't in the starting lineup for last night's game with the Nationals, but his manager, B ruce Bochy, promised that he'd get at least one start in the Giants' four-game series here. Burriss did enter the game in the eighth inning as a defensive replacement at shortstop, and he singled in his only at-bat.
"It felt really great to be able to drive through the city I grew up in. It's changed a lot. I really didn't recognize it," Burriss said before the game. "They did a really great job with the stadium."