Well, I've never had the best of timing.
I started blogging about the Washington Nationals a few days after it was announced the team was moving from Montreal.
I stopped blogging a year ago Christmas when I got a real, paid job writing for my local paper.
In between, I wrote a thousand stories about some of the worst teams ever to wear a major league uniform.
Last May I had the chance to go back home to Washington for a couple of weeks and got credentials from the team to cover a few games against the San Diego Padres. I spent some time in the press box and in the club house, and man, was it fun.
I mean, when Bryce Harper walks by, nods and says "Hey bro," you know life is pretty good.
I'm thinking if I can't find a reason to write about the upcoming season I never will. A 98-win team adds a fleet center fielder, a former number-one ace and perhaps the premier closer in the American League and didn't lose a single player they wanted to keep.
This could be a very special season in Washington.
One my favorite years was 1969 when Ted Williams led the Washington Senators to an 86-76 record. I'm guessing that 2013 just might be even better. Oh, I'm not talking wins. An 86-win season will be a bitter disappointment for Nationals' fans.
No, I'm talking about the special feeling a sports team can provide its fans.