The widow of a slain Maryland newspaper reporter spread his ashes at Nationals Park, after her husband once joked he wanted to be flushed down the toilets of the sporting venue.
Andrea Chamblee dispersed his remains prior to a Milwaukee Brewers game Saturday, placing the ashes in a planter of begonias positioned where the stands and left-field wall meet.
It's a spot with a wide view of the field and diamond.
She told the Baltimore Sun, John McNamara made the request after reading a story about a New York Mets fan who traveled across the country to send his deceased childhood friend into the plumbing system, at his request.
Reporter John McNamara of the Capital Gazette was one of the victims when an active shooter targeted the newsroom in Annapolis June 28
On the day after the shooting, Chamblee (center) marched in a vigil held in downtown Annapolis to honor the slain victims
McNamara (his urn is pictured at his funeral) and four of his colleagues were killed on June 28 when police said a gunman with a grudge against the newspaper blasted his way in
While she stopped at doing that for her late spouse, who died aged 56 in the slayings of Capital Gazette employees in Annapolis in June, she did somewhat fulfill his dying wish.
McNamara was overjoyed when the home venue for the Washington Nationals had it's first major-league game there after 34 years in 2005.
'John asked if I would do that for him,' Chamblee said. 'I told him I would, except for the part about the toilet. He thought for a minute, and said, "See if you can get them into Nats Park." He said he waited years for a team to come back to DC, and he would like to spend