Washington baseball fans have a chance to see their team make history — but they can never leave the ballpark

You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave.
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Hotel California and Nationals Park have a lot more in common than you might think. Fans attending Game 5 of the National League Division Series in Washington, D.C., on Thursday night will be able to check into their seats at the stadium for the first pitch at 8:08 p.m. ET, but there's a good chance they'll end up trapped there (forever?) when Washington, D.C., shuts down the Metrorail beginning around 11:02 p.m. ET:

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