Nats Win! Nats Win! Nats Win!
So, it's only spring training. OK, it was only the Mets, who have shown recently only that they know how to spend money, not turn it into wins. But we won our first game. 9 players took the field with "Nationals" emblazoned on their chests. And they pounded out a 5-3 victory. Personally, the best moment was opening the door when I got home, and hearing my seven year old son shout, "Daddy, the Nationals won their first game today!" I then read him a game story I had printed from the internet (so, his news wasn't news to me, but it was music to my ears nonetheless). Harkens back to the days of the evening papers reporting the afternoon game (I actually remember the afternoon paper in my hometown, the Columbus Dispatch. It's now the morning paper). He's learning the names of the players. . . well, two at last count, Jose Vidro and Brad Wilkerson. We're working on the others. Multiplication tables can wait. . . the 25-man roster is his homework now.