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Friday, November 01, 2019

With Nationals’ World Series win, the D.C. sports curse seems well and truly dead

Just a few years earlier, Washington Nationals fans would have known the script when they first took that lead over the Houston Astros in Game 7 of the World Series. The lead wasn’t going to last.

The city had gone title-less in the major sports for decades despite having some decent teams. They just all fell flat on their face. The Nationals teams of 2012, 2014, 2016 and 2017. The Alex Ovechkin era of the Washington Capitals. The Gilbert Arenas and John Wall Washington Wizards teams. That one time the Washington Redskins had a healthy Robert Griffin III.

Until the Capitals finally got over their second-round hump in the NHL playoffs and hoisted the Stanley Cup, it was hard not to think of D.C. as one of the most tortured sports fanbases.

Now, the Capitals are champions. The WNBA’s Washington Mystics are champions. And the Nationals are champions after a season in which their title hopes looked dead on multiple occasions.

I forget- after the last decade and a half of World Series champions, are there any baseball-related curses in the United States that haven’t been broken?

QLE Posted: November 01, 2019 at 12:07 AM | 0 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: curse, nationals, washington

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