By Mike Goodman
Bang! Zoom go the Nationals! Following a stellar close to the regular season, and a playoff run featuring strong Nationals pitching and productivity throughout the lineup, the Nationals finished the fight as World Series Champions. For the fifth time this postseason, the Nationals trailed in an elimination game but came back to win it. It took all seven games of the series to best the Houston Astros, in Houston, in a 6-2 game.
“Guess what, we stayed in the fight. We won the fight!” said Nationals Manager, Dave Martinez.
Back in Navy Yard, the scene was electric. Stadium-watchers, bar-hoppers and residents poured into the streets cheering, as sharks young and old celebrated the neighborhood team bringing home the championship.
This team is full of young talent and veteran expertise. It has shed the instability of the past, and morale is at an all-time high. There is a theme song, dancing in the dugout, one of the best rotations in baseball, and young stars at the plate who know how to hit for the situation. This season, the Nationals showed what it means to be a team, and every day their love for the game was evident.
We are proud of our neighborhood team. It is the best team in Major League Baseball. We can’t wait to see what the future holds.