Thursday, January 17, 2013

If 2013 Doesn't Get Me Blogging Again, Nothing Will

Ken McMullen
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.


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