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Am I still breathing?

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I don’t have the words to say at this time, to describe what I’m feeling.
I’m still in shock…and it’s been 40+ minutes since Game 4 of the NLDS ended.
Jayson Werth has officially become a sports god in DC, by depositing a ball into the LF bullpen to win it for the Nationals by a 2-1 score over the Cardinals.

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But, if Ian Desmond doesn’t make the catch of his life in the top of the 9th, this blog entry doesn’t happen. So yeah, this is why I waited 34 fucking years for baseball to come back to Washington!!

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But damn it, I missed Frank Howard throwing out the 1st pitch today. I keep hoping they’ll bring in Del Unser to do it tomorrow night for Game 5.
(I have a selfish reason for it. He’s the guy who coined the phrase “GO NASTY NATS!!”…which is why my Twitter account is called what it is.)

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Ross Detwiler started this game…

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and Drew Storen ended it. Along the way, Jordan Zimmermann and Tyler Clippard struck out 6 out of 7 Cardinals…a walk w/2 out in the 8th in-between.
Now, I just hope my cell phone holds up. Because I won’t be home; I need to be in a bar for Game 5. No joke.

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Gary

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Good thing I waited…

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I had planned on writing an entry before Game 2 today…on my computer, and not my phone. But, issues cropped up.
Lucky me...LOL
After what I saw today, the next picture would seem so appropriate for Nats fans:

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First Gio Gonzalez, and today Jordan Zimmermann. Back-to-back 2nd inning meltdowns. But unlike yesterday, no Tyler Moore to the rescue.
I actually said this on Twitter during the game…”Can they build a scale model of Auschwitz? Because there’s a lot of Nats fans ready to march into the ovens after tonight.
(Hey, it ain’t slow-pitch I do on there…LOL)
It’s not so much the lack of effort I saw today that frustrates me…as having to endure the blatant bias on the part of Dick Stockton and Bob Brenly (working this series for TBS).
Here’s what I mean. When Jon Jay made the catch in the top of the 8th to rob Danny Espinosa of extra bases, you’d think Dick was re-enacting the Carlton Fisk HR in the ’75 World Series (which, btw, he did call…for NBC Sports).
But when Ryan Zimmerman and Adam LaRoche hit back-to-back homes in the 7th…NO emotion.
THAT pisses me off to no end. Thankfully, the MLB Network has Game 3 on Wednesday. Alas, TBS has Game 4 on Thursday.
No matter. The home crowd will help the Nats back to…

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Just the thought of 35,000+ people all in unison singing A-ha’s “Take On Me” as Michael Morse steps up to the plate…I will tell you, does have an effect. (On me, anyway…)

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Onward and upward…

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