It’s June 1, and the Nats are 26-26. After a major beat-down of the Astros on Memorial Day, 14-4, they are 3.5 games behind division-leading Atlanta in the NL East.
(Of course, anti-Nats could point out that they are trailing that division, but that’s just because Washington comes after Florida in alphabetical order.)
The NL East is arguably the strongest division on baseball, with all teams at .500 or better and the last-place teams in very easy reach of the lead with just a simple combination of someone heating up and someone else cooling off.
So life is good in Nats Town–even without Pudge Rodriguez, Scott Olsen, and not even having seen Chien-Ming Wang yet. (What’s up with him anyway?)
And Strasmas is just a week away. Strasburg debuts on June 8, and as it happens, I have tickets for that day. Just by accident, not by plan.