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Thursday, October 17, 2019

Five reasons the Nationals are going to their first World Series

Has it sunk in yet, Washington Nationals fans?

For the first time in franchise history, your favorite team is going to the World Series after completing an impressive sweep of the St. Louis Cardinals in the NLCS.

Dare we ask the same question of those who supported the Montreal Expos for 36 seasons? To see the franchise you once called your own not only win a postseason series for the first time, but also a National League pennant, has to be surreal on many levels.

To say this outcome has stirred some emotions would be an understatement, but the focus belongs on the here and now. The 2019 Nationals have already made history, and are poised to continue making history when they play either the New York Yankees or the Houston Astros in the World Series beginning on Tuesday, Oct. 22.

It would be a bit reductive to say “because they swept the Cardinals”, isn’t it?

 

QLE Posted: October 17, 2019 at 01:21 AM | 4 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. TomH Posted: October 17, 2019 at 07:28 AM (#5891215)
it's a silly article
   2. Steve Parris, Je t'aime Posted: October 17, 2019 at 09:41 AM (#5891232)
You won't believe reason #4!
   3. Zach Posted: October 17, 2019 at 05:19 PM (#5891414)
I remember how odd it seemed in 2014 that the World Series only took 8 wins to get to (1 wildcard, 3 division, 4 LCS).

You spend all those years thinking of it as an impossible dream, but it was only ever 8 games away.

I imagine Nats fans are going through the same experience now.
   4. Joey B. Posted: October 18, 2019 at 04:28 PM (#5891721)
Yep, it's nice to have a manager who realizes that Kendrick should be playing regularly in the playoffs (looking at you, Dusty!).

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