By the time this baseball season ends, there will have been 10 or 20 Nats games worth remembering, games featuring memorable debuts or notable controversies or wacky finishes.
Tuesday night, for sure, was another one, featuring the Nats blowing a ninth-inning lead, rallying in the bottom of the ninth, falling behind in the 10th, tying things up thanks to Bryce Harper, and then winning on a walk-off wild pitch.
And after the game, everyone got all swoony-like. In identical language.
God I love this team.— danny rouhier (@funnydanny) July 18, 2012
I love this team, hard.#nats— Natasha Jasso (@natashajasso) July 18, 2012
I love this team so much. #Nats What a great game.— Patrick Wixted (@pwixted) July 18, 2012
God I love this team #Nats— TJ Landwermeyer (@Sultan_of_Stat) July 18, 2012
I love this Nats team. They find ways...— blavin (@brilav4) July 18, 2012
Man I love this team! #Natitude— Diego Johnson (@DCSportsNStuff) July 18, 2012
And so on and so forth. Not a lot of D.C. sports teams that have prompted such love in recent years.
BECAUSE YOU DON’T READ THE PAPER...
Wagner’s game story calls Tuesday’s result “almost too messy to understand.”
“Paying Blatche simply to go away solidified the Wizards’ desire to separate from an embarrassing period in franchise history that was clouded by losing and a lack of professionalism.”
All about the P-Nats and their proposed new stadium extravaganza.
Mark Turgeon is after the Harrison twins.
QUOTE OF THE NIGHT
Ross Detwiler. Truth.
“That’s what first-place teams do. They find a way to win every game possible.”
PHOTO OF THE DAY
WHAT TO WATCH TODAY
The Nats host the Mets at 7 on MASN. The Orioles are in Minnesota at 8 on MASN2. The Wizards’ summer league game is on CSN at 4. All TV/Radio listings are here.
Lucas Giolito has a purple lightsaber signed by Samuel L. Jackson.
Chad Cordero is so skinny now.
Bryce Harper: “David Wright was laying on top of me.”
About the first night game at Griffith Stadium.
The 1971 Senators in wacky white footwear.
A University of Maryland dropout is in the World Series of Poker finals.
NPR is charting the winners of the Nats’ President races.
Fred Davis is getting ready for the season.