But for about the third time in two weeks, the Nats somehow wriggled out of a seemingly lost situation — CSN beat guy Mark Zuckerman wrote that their expected win percentage was 0.5 percent after Ryan Zimmerman grounded into a double play in the ninth — and wound up celebrating a win.
And it was a good celebration, too. Because Major League Baseball hates you and doesn’t want you to have nice things, I can’t embed the video of the celebration here, but I’ll do the next best thing: provide copious screenshots! Out of spite, I’m not even linking to their video. Sorry.
As you can see, Ramos raised his arm in triumph before he even crossed home plate headed toward first, before any of the big-money fans even rose out of their seats. That was a quick decision. And it was the correct one.
Anyhow, for the first time in a very long time, I sort of look forward to Nats games out of some feeling that the hometown team will do something cool, and not to try to spellcheck on-screen graphics or transcribe controversial comments made by the color guy. It’s a nice change of pace.
Oh, and they’re in sole possession of third place. Weird, right?