Nationals win NL East

The Washington Nationals, my home team now, after years of being bad, have won the National League East, contending with Cincinnati–another team that came out of nowhere–for the best record in baseball.  (The Nationals lost to the Phillies, but Pittsburgh beat Atlanta, arriving at the magic number.)  I’m enjoying watching the players come out of the dugout to spray the fans with champagne!

Nationals win NL East with Braves’ 2-1 loss to Pirates.

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Professor of Literature at Patrick Henry College, the Director of the Cranach Institute at Concordia Theological Seminary, a columnist for World Magazine and TableTalk, and the author of 18 books on different facets of Christianity & Culture.

  • Cincinnatus

    More importantly, the Orioles are going to the playoffs for the first time since 1997. They still have a (somewhat remote) show of winning the AL East, but more likely they’ll be playing in the Wild Card.

    Could we rant about how much the 1-game Wild Card setup sucks?

  • Cincinnatus

    More importantly, the Orioles are going to the playoffs for the first time since 1997. They still have a (somewhat remote) show of winning the AL East, but more likely they’ll be playing in the Wild Card.

    Could we rant about how much the 1-game Wild Card setup sucks?

  • Med Student

    And the Tigers won the AL Central (not the greatest feat in the world considering who’s in that division, I admit, but once you’re in the playoffs anything can happen. Just ask the 2011 Cards).

  • Med Student

    And the Tigers won the AL Central (not the greatest feat in the world considering who’s in that division, I admit, but once you’re in the playoffs anything can happen. Just ask the 2011 Cards).

  • DonS

    Congratulations to the Nationals! Unfortunately, you have shut down one of your best starting pitchers, when starting pitching is the key to winning playoff games.

  • DonS

    Congratulations to the Nationals! Unfortunately, you have shut down one of your best starting pitchers, when starting pitching is the key to winning playoff games.

  • Cincinnatus

    Also, the National League is uncompetitive.

  • Cincinnatus

    Also, the National League is uncompetitive.


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