About Me:

Hey ya’ll hey!

I’m Nika — a native Marylander turned Washingtonian. I serve the public by day and during baseball season, I turn into a screaming fanatic at first pitch. I’m a huge baseball fan…specifically, a fan of the Washington Nationals. I’m usually the only one in most of my professional and/or social circles…the only Black woman that is. Which at first, was super annoying. However, over the years I’ve learned to OWN IT! and bring willing participates and spectators with me along the way.

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When I’m not at the ballpark,  I enjoy the usual gatherings with friends and family, shopping at Wegmans (seriously, they should pay me), crafting, volunteering, traveling, and getting out to explore DC and supporting the local businesses and initiatives.

About This Blog:

I started this blog as a way to share my perspective of baseball and why I love it so much. But really I just got tired of the judgmental looks and the “Baseball…really?!” or “Baseball is so boring.” comments so it’s been a long time coming 🙂

It is my goal, through the use of this blog and my iPhone, to provide you with a different perspective of the game, and perhaps inspire you to experience it yourself.


Why the name “Nika’s on First”?  Context is key here. “Who’s on first?” can mean who’s in charge or who’s taking a turn at X? Or one can literally mean, “Who’s on first base!”:

And we can’t forget Jimmy Fallon’s sequel: