Sheila Johnson (Owner, President and #1 fan!), COO Greg Bibb, GM Angela Taylor, Head Coach Julie Plank and her coaching staff, all the ticket reps and the rest of the office staff . . . and the players hosted an open house this evening for season ticketholders in the Mystics' offices at the Verizon Center. Everyone was on hand and accessible, from Dr. J on down. We were free to wander through the offices, enjoy good food and drink, and best of all, of course, chat with the players and staff. The BasketCases have been to most of the Mystics' fan events over the years, and we have to say that this was one of the most enjoyable. It was informal, fun, and friendly, and the excitement about the new season was palpable.
New starting PG Lindsey Harding
Chas, Nikki Blue and B-Mo
AB and Mo enjoyed the team videos playing in the reception area
Kia, back from Russia with plenty of tales to tell
Another new Mystic, Matee Ajavon, with fans
Today was this young man's 5th Birthday, and B-Mo channeled Marilyn Monroe to sing Happy Birthday to him as Tasha Humphrey looked on. It was one of those "you had to be there" priceless moments.
Coach Luby spent the entire time working (someone has to get ready for that back to back coming up this weekend). We hope they brought food in for him!
If you work for the Mystics, you get to have a desk that looks like this.
The Mystics have a practice tomorrow morning, then they travel to the Casino where they will open the 2009 season with a game against the Connecticut Sun at 4PM on Saturday. You can catch all the action live on WNBA web access.
Photo Credits: DCBasketCases