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Thursday, October 31, 2019

Nats make road-win history, capture 1st WS title

HOUSTON—Down Howie Kendrick reached and off it went. Carrying far, slicing right, pinging the yellow-coated steel screen of the foul pole in right field. The Washington Nationals were trailing until they weren’t. They were, true to form, down but not done.

The late-May misfits and National League Wild Card Game winners roundly expected to be a quick October exit had, with one swing of the bat from the 36-year-old Kendrick, taken the lead they would not relinquish in a 6-2 victory in Game 7 of the World Series against the Astros on Wednesday night at Minute Maid Park. They claimed their franchise’s first crown and completed a clean sweep for the road clubs in a first-of-its-kind Fall Classic.

From 19 wins on May 23 to ’19 champs on Oct. 30. That’s the story of a Nationals team that survived and thrived with “Los Viejos” (“The Old Ones”) like Kendrick and an unmistakable affinity for the unexpected. They came back to break the heart of the Brewers in the late innings of the NL Wild Card Game. They dispatched the mighty 106-win Dodgers in the NL Division Series behind Kendrick’s Game 5-changing grand slam. They silenced the sizzling Cardinals in an NL Championship Series sweep. And after squandering a 2-0 lead in this best-of-seven Fall Classic and returning to Minute Maid Park on the brink of elimination, they summoned the stamina for one last exclamation-earning effort.

History was made here on many fronts.

Congratulations to the fans- hope that you all are enjoying it, wherever you may be.

 

QLE Posted: October 31, 2019 at 12:21 AM | 57 comment(s)
  Beats: nationals, world series trophy

Saturday, October 05, 2019

Why A’s will be parading World Series trophy through Oakland by 2022

OAKLAND—Wait till next year.

Those four words have unfortunately become the A’s mantra over the last 30 years. But this time, it feels different.

With the talent the A’s have in place for the next handful of seasons, this is truly the best chance they’ve had to win a World Series since their last title in 1989.

Let’s begin with the starting rotation, a group once considered the weakness of the team. Now, all of a sudden, it’s shaping up to be one of the best in baseball.

The story of how the Athletics stole the Commissioner’s Trophy would make one fine heist movie- who do we hire as a screenwriter?

 

QLE Posted: October 05, 2019 at 12:46 AM | 5 comment(s)
  Beats: athletics, world series trophy

 

 

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