“The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.” ~ Ernest Hemingway
Dear Nationals Fan,
I come to you today, not as a rival, but as a friend.
A friend who knows the insurmountable pain and suffering you have endured this week … this week when there has been no loss worse than the one you suffered at the hands of the Cubs, ending your season.
(Sorry, Team USA Soccer, any Nats fan will tell you that your humiliating loss to Trinidad and Tobago this week, eliminating you from next year’s World Cup, isn’t even close.)
I come to you today, dear sweet Nat-atoodies, not as a rival, but, as I think this through, maybe not as a very good friend, either. Think of me instead as a companion, as you snuggle up with us in the off-season … Diamondbacks, Indians, Red Sox, Rockies, Twins fans … we’re all here.
Even we lowly Orioles fans who got the off-season tidied up for you by finishing last in our division.