The Nats’ first division title, the first playoff berth in Washington since 1933… it’s all so exciting and dramatic it just makes you want to break into song and dance. Here’s Joe Posnanski:
And look at them now, all grownsed up, leading the league in ERA, top five in runs scored, protecting their guy Strasburg against waves of national protest, riding the energy of a 19-year-old Bryce Harper, taking the city of Washington into the baseball playoffs for the first time since the New Deal. It’s a story that defies mere words. It needs a Broadway show.
“Photoshop idea!” tweeted CSN Washington’s Chase Hughes, who then gave us his blessing to take the idea and turn it into a contest of sorts. I say “of sorts” because you may need actual prizes to constitute a contest.
Anyway, submit your idea for a Nats musical — preferably in all its Photoshopped glory — on Twitter using the hashtag #NatsOnBroadway.
Here’s one (terribly executed) example to get it started:
And now on to an abbreviated version of the usual Morning Pixels…
BECAUSE YOU DON’T READ THE PAPER…
Boz on the legend of Bryce Harper becoming reality
Bradley Beal would like to be the next Bryce Harper (he didn’t actually say that)
Mark Maske on how RGIII is so good. Yeah, we only write about young superstars in this paper.
QUOTE OF THE DAY
Davey Johnson on the Nats living up to his spring training promise to win the division.
“I mean, I don’t have to fire myself. I slept better.”
WHAT TO WATCH TODAY
The Nats host the Phillies at 1 on MASN. Could the final regular season game at Nats Park be Teddy’s moment of triumph? All TV/Radio listings are here.