(Photo of TV by Nationals Enquirer Staff. Tonight's post-game celebration, 2+ months in the making.)
Now, we've seen everything.
Nats 11, Astros 10: The beauty of the 2009 Washington Nationals is that on any given night there's a really good chance you'll see something you've never seen before and/or couldn't possibly imagine (even under the influence of hallucinogenic drugs). Usually, it's something going horrifically wrong for the Nats.
But for once, the bizarre ending worked in the Nationals' favor.
We will never forget the sight of gimpy Josh Bard, gingerly, painfully limping up the first base line to meet his maker after hitting into a double play, only to have Miguel Tejada airmail the throw to first. Nyjer Morgan, pinch running for pinch runner Elijah Dukes (now in exile in AAA Syracuse), scores. Nats win 2+ months after the fact? Hey, we'll take it. Too bad Joel Hanrahan wasn't around to see his first win of the season; it could very well be his last.
How does one get in touch with MASN to get my own Defining Moment TV spot? This was it!
Hanrahan wins thanks to a run scored by the dude he got traded for. Baseball is so damn weird.
Here's how we left things back on May 5th. For your convenience, our May 5 post is below :
Suspension of Disbelief
"Today was the battle of two struggling bullpens, and I think we could have helped ourselves a little bit if we would have played better defense."
(Manny Acta, via Washington Post, 5/5/2009)
Nationals 10, Astros 10: To be continued. Two bad teams + Nats' dreadful Bullpen + Rain = see you July 9th!
Boz says the Nats are in danger of "losing the town." Hasn't that already happened?
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