The Washington Nationals were 19-31 at one point this season. Things looked bleak. It appeared to be another in a long string of promising but ultimately empty years. Then the magic started to happen. And it's still happening.
The Nats won the pennant by virtue of a four-game sweep over the St. Louis Cardinals. They completed the job last night at home by using a seven-run first inning and holding on for dear life.
It's an accomplishment worth celebrating and the team sure did. There was a lot of beer involved and Stephen Strasburg utilized the NL championship as a conduit to put alcohol in his mouth.
Inspirational stuff. It's a lesson to all the kids out there: if you work hard enough, you too can enjoy delicious suds out of priceless baubles.