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Nationals: Not Done Yet!


The Washington Nationals (at 46-88 with .343 winning percentage is the worst team in the Majors right now) are NOT…

I repeat

…Are NOT mathematically out of playoff contention.

The Nats, unfortunately, are out of their division race, but still have a shot at the National League Wild Card.

Their Elimination number is at 1. Meaning they can’t lose another game for the rest of the season…

Which isn’t too crazy. That would only be a 28 game winning streak, which would ultimately be the longest winning streak in Major League Baseball history. Only two games longer than the 1916 New York Giants. But who’s counting?


Some say yes.

But those are also the same people who thought we would never have a black president. The same people who thought that the Titanic could never sink. Those who thought that the asteroid would hit the earth. Or that the Angels would never win the pennant.

Well to those people, I say “NAY!”

This is the year. The year for America’s Team! No, not the Dallas Cowboys!

The Washington Nationals!

They make home in our nation’s capital. Their mascot is a bald eagle. We rescued this team from Canada. Their team name is… Well… A person who is national? I dunno, but still their whole organization just screams AMURIKA!

So readers, gather with me tomorrow night as we support the Washington Nationals into the National League Playoffs!

(Excuse me, LA Angels… We need to borrow this for a few games. We’ll give it back to you when we’re done!)

(And actually, while I’m thinking about it… LA Angels, the Nationals need to borrow him too. And him. We’ll give them back. We promise.)

The Nationals have the night off tonight which is good so they can rest up for the ride of their lives!

It starts tomorrow night:


Friday Night – 7:05 pm ET

So if you are indeed a red-blooded American and you believe in freedom, justice, George Washington, hot dogs, fireworks, John Grisham novels, the Disney Channel, fireworks, obesity, that old TV show Quantum Leap, baseball, underdogs, and this great land known as THE UNITED STATES, then you will join with me in throwing on your rally caps and cheering for the Washington Nationals every night they play for the rest of the season!

If that doesn’t get you fired up, then watch this video (Gah, I love Bill Pullman!) and then join me in cheering for the Washington Nationals to win the National League Wild Card.

The Nationals are OUR TEAM!

Go Nats Go!


Austin hosts a country music morning radio show in Chicago after nearly a decade in sports talk radio (The Jim Rome Show, Steve Gorman SPORTS!) Colin Cowherd and Smash Mouth follow him on Twitter and he wears pants every day.


2 thoughts on “Nationals: Not Done Yet!

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    September 4, 2009 at 8:47 am

    Austin, fully with you in your support of the Nats! I gotta point out though that the Elimination Number of 1 also means that the teams in front of them in the Wild Card also can't win a game. If any one of them win a game, even if the Nats win also, that Elimination Number goes ti 0. So, that means the Pirates, Padres, Mets, Reds, D-Backs (sorry for the language), almighty Astros, Brewers, Cubs, Marlins, Braves, Giants, and Rockies all must lose out! Impossible, NO! Go Nats!

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    September 4, 2009 at 11:10 am


    First, thank you for your comment.

    Second, thank you for your support of the Nationals.

    Third, I do know that about the Elimination Number. The most important thing for our DC boys to do, though, is to win out. I didn't want this to sound any more impossible than it already does.

    The Nats need to sign a certain MTSU prospect to earn success.


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