Baseball's return to D.C. was one of the lead stories from a decade that also included NCAA men's and women's basketball titles for Maryland, George Mason's trip to the Final Four and second acts from Michael Jordan and Joe Gibbs.
Ovechkin? Portis? Arenas? Who was the area's top athlete in the 2000s?
D.C. hasn't been short on disappointment in the past decade. Rank the guys who failed to deliver.
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