Our work here, on this forum, is done.
From 2004 and long before, the task and the hope was for baseball to exist here, again. Then, of course, respectability was the aim for our team.
From MLB's soon to be contracted embarrassment in Montreal and San Juan to World Series victory, was a journey that took less than half the time that we had no baseball at all.
We now live in a place where the curly W is seen on car bumpers, store windows and on fully half the hats in the area. The Nationals are poised to become, in fact may already have become, our region's most popular sports team, followed by the Caps and displacing the Redskins and their socially, culturally and politically suicidal owner.
I grew up on baseball at Griffith Stadium, lost the joy of the game twice, to Minnesota and Texas. My father told great tales about Walter Johnson, Goose Goslin and a host of others who actually won Pennants and a World Series. I never fully appreciated the possibilities until this year. Nationals baseball will be a permanent part of the personal history of my children and grandchildren. Their baseball legacy will not be "First in war, First in Peace...,etc".
This is OUR team and they are Champions of the World! No Rendon, sad, it's Ok, though. His replacement will have Washington on his jersey.
Let's go Nats!