This Washington Nationals team — and its fans — deserves a World Series

Bangor Daily News
This Washington Nationals team — and its fans — deserves a World Series
This Washington Nationals team — and its fans — deserves a World Series

I still remember watching my first Washington baseball game. I was 3 years old and was at Griffith Stadium with my dad. The year was 1948; the team was called the Senators. They played in the American League. They were, I later learned, really lousy. But as a tiny baseball fan, I loved them. I followed their wins and losses; I believe I learned to read on Shirley Povich's column on The Post's sports page. I studied batting averages; my friends and I made hypothetical trades to improve the team. In real life, nothing improved them much. By the late 1950s, their owner was (Povich told me later), a vile racist, Calvin Griffith. When the team acquired a few good players, he moved his club to Minnesota,

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