Mega-Post about the Nationals’ Playoff Chances

Is it the ’86 Mets fan in me that roots for the Nationals entirely because of Davey Johnson? Is it Strasburg? Harper? Is it the fact that they seemed to be building a perpetual contender in exactly the right way, and so their failure to make the playoffs feels like a failure of the kind of process smart fans like us root for? Is rooting for the Nationals like rooting for ourselves?

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Jeremy Blachman is the author of Anonymous Lawyer, a satirical novel that should make people who didn't go to law school feel good about their life choices. Read more at McSweeney's or elsewhere. He likes e-mail.

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I would think cheering for the Nationals is recognizing the greatness of those who helped the team be where it is today, Loria and Selig.

(sorry still bitter…)