Whoa! I don’t care what your political leanings are, this stuff is awesome. I found it in, of all places, this morning’s editorial section and its pure poetry. Whenever a writer can take an entire paragraph to describe a throw to first base and keep me hanging on to every word I’m hooked.
Such is the case in this article. You might remember I wrote on the Washington Nationals Stephen Strasburg last December and have been anxiously waiting for his return,which is scheduled for this coming Thursday.
So here it is ~ from Thursday’s Washington Post. See what you think!
“BEST GAME IN TOWN” By Charles Krauthammer, Published: September 1
In that fleeting interval between natural disaster (earthquake, hurricane) and the president’s 57th (or so) major national address next Thursday, I can finally devote a summer column to the finest efflorescence of that season this city has to offer: the Washington Nationals.They are a baseball team. Not yet very good, mind you, but it matters not.
When you live in a town with a great team, you go to see them win. When you live in a town with a team that is passing rapidly through mediocrity on its way to contention — the Nats have an amazing crop of upcoming young players — you go for the moments. Continue reading