Those of you who've hung around here any length of time know that I'm a fan, big-time, of the hapless Washington Nationals. In fact, they've been so bad in recent years that I've taken to calling them The Gnats.
The team's standing in the lower echelon of the National League notwithstanding, I'm proud to be a Gnats Fan. We head on down to Nationals Park several times each season, and are sometimes even rewarded for our troubles...with a win, in the case of last Saturday night, or with a foul ball, in the case of a game earlier this season.
I saved this snap to use as my Back-to-School post. I'm headed off to Our Humble High School this morning. And while I'm not going to run the bases this week (my cherubs report the day after Labor Day), I'm optimistic for a winning season.
I haven't been this upbeat about a new school year in I don't know when. And I'm sure you'll hear some bitching and moaning from me before long. But for now, I'll just savor the excitement that a fresh season brings, OK?