Congratulations to the Washington Nationals and their fans on this well-deserved championship!! You booed Trump out of your home stadium, then swept a Houston super team on the road to win the whole fucking thing. Legends!!!! ?????????
— Molly Knight (@molly_knight) October 31, 2019
It is to be hoped that The Occupant’s beleaguered aides have managed to hide his phone, so he can’t call a bombing strike on the Houston area.
New rule: Team that wins this World Series gets statehood.
— Ben Lefebvre (@bjlefebvre) October 31, 2019
the purest energy is Adam Eaton waiting eagerly but not impatiently for his friend to be done playing with his other friends so they can do their secret friend dance pic.twitter.com/f8JPgr3zVs
— Hannah Keyser (@HannahRKeyser) October 31, 2019
The pitcher who collected the final out of this World Series was the man who missed an earlier playoff game to attend the birth of his daughter, not the guy in the middle of the domestic violence scandal.
— Molly Knight (@molly_knight) October 31, 2019
David ??Booooooo?? Koch
Their manager is a Puerto Rican.
Their star player, Anthony Rendon, is Mexican.
The team president is Jewish and refused to talk to Dump.
They’re everything Dump hates.
Reposted from downstairs: I had been rooting for Les Expos since 1977 and Nordiques Quebec since 1979.
I haven’t been this conflicted since the Colorado Avalanche won their first Stanley Cup. But, on the balance, I feel good about this.
Mary G’s comment from downstairs with a guy calling Dump an asshole on live TV needs to go here too.
I once worked with a guy who was not –exactly– a criminal, but exhibited a street attitude about it. His philosophy, even if caught on camera, was to deny, deny, deny. Bosses, girlfriends, banks… just gaslight them unrelentingly and they would abandon the issue because the sight of him had become so obnoxious.
Base Ball!! Truly a Series for the ages.
And I did enjoy seeing the Puerto Rican flag on the field.
My son is happy.
Woohoo!! I turned off the game around 10 pm when things weren’t looking too good for the Nationals. Nice to wake up to this great news.
The lady reporter’s reaction is priceless in itself.
Twitler is probably furious that the team whose fans heartedly booed him twice won the whole shebang. Great Series.
Remember when Nancy SMASH did the weird clap during the SOTU? That was the baby shark clap. Nonna is a good troll.
@David ??Booooooo?? Koch: Rendon is American, of Mexican heritage. He grew up in Houston.
With this team, it just seems that if they can keep it close for long enough, they’ll find a way. And last night, once again, they did exactly that. And now they’re the world champions.
Half a century ago, I cheered another Nats team, the ones that moved to Texas all too soon afterwards. (I’m not old enough to remember the original Nats team that moved to Minnesota.) Most years, they weren’t very good, and then they were gone. So this has been a long time coming.
@ThresherK: I rooted for the Expos from their first season, when I was a little boy. My folks took me to see them at Jarry Park, when Rusty Staub was still on the team. And I’ve never forgiven them for leaving.
Until the fans booed Trump so enthusiastically, and they owner told the Trumpites not to come to his luxury box.
And here we are: HOORAY NATIONALS!!!!
@low-tech cyclist: You misspelled “Senators”.
@David ??Booooooo?? Koch:
plus they’re DC, a place that voted for hilz by like 94%. DC hates trump with a fucking passion.
So when does the team get its invitation for cold hamberders at the White House?
Enhanced Voting Techniques
Apparently they showed Trump in a commercial at a game in Houston and the crowed boo’d him. If true, just wow. I know Trump is disliked in football for some of the crap he’s tried so that might bleed over into other sports, but bood in Texas?
Is this a great country or what?
Not at all! Their official name may have been the Senators, but they were the Nats, both colloquially and in newsprint.
The box in the WaPo sports page showing the team members’ batting and pitching stats had the heading “Nats’ Averages.” Shirley Povich, who was Thomas Boswell’s longtime predecessor as the Washington Post sportswriter, routinely referred to the Senators as “our wondrous Nats.”
So they’ve always been the Nats, whether they’ve officially been the Senators or the Nationals.
@Enhanced Voting Techniques: Unless I’m mistaken, I think that was the TV broadcast of a Houston game being shown on the Jumbotron for the watch party at Nats Park, so it was DC fans again, not Texas fans.
@SWMBO: Always has been, always will be.
And now to check for any cheep official merchandise.
Bet they’re already looking forward to being able to tell him to fuck off.
@low-tech cyclist: Yeah, i remember that from when I was a kid. Until the new Nationals arrived, I never knew it was because the team had been the Nationals, I just thought it was an odd middle-syllable shortening of Senators.
@low-tech cyclist: Cool. Thanks for the lesson.
BC in Illinois
The Washington DC Statehood Song
The reporter is Sue Palka from Fox5 DC, the local Fox affiliate, so the gentleman’s comment is doubly delicious.
happy for nats fans – except the rapist MF on the supreme court.
Fuck the fucking Nationals, fucking meatheads.
@BC in Illinois: @BC in Illinois: @BC in Illinois: @BC in Illinois: @BC in Illinois: Thanks for the Washington DC song. Always makes me laugh. We had fireworks going off past 1 am here in Northeast. What a great night.