Let The Games Begin

LetTheGamesBegin2Finally. Unlike football, it never feels like this has begun too soon.

I don’t believe expectations this year for the big Nats are as outsized as they were a year ago, but the enthusiasm remains the same. I’d like to think that 2013 may have parsed the 2012 bandwagon fans, but then I read some of the MASN comments and realize they’re just less vocal.

For me, it’s a chance to re-establish routine and have something to write about every morning (or afternoon) versus the litany of lists and previews that the minors offseason requires (though predicting rosters and pitching staffs isn’t so bad, is it?).

As I wrote earlier this month, the best chances for “our guys” are on the edges of the 25-man roster. Unfortunately, that was before the Karns-for-Lobaton trade, which indicates to me that this team isn’t going to go with a rookie if it doesn’t have to. Naturally, I’d love to be wrong about that, but I am New England-born and bred.

But not so puritanical as to pretend otherwise for about three weeks. First pitch at 1:10 p.m. on 1500 or 1580 AM.

Author: Luke Erickson

Since 2009, Luke Erickson has been chief writer, editor, and bottle-washer of NationalsProspects.com. Potomac is his home base as a season-ticket holder, but he has visited every affiliate north of Florida at least once, with multiple trips to Hagerstown and Harrisburg.

2 thoughts on “Let The Games Begin”

  1. Not planning to watch/listen to much of Spring Training because I want to maintain my focus on making a difference in Washington, DC and Ward 5. We have some godawful schools, and I want to make a difference. I will enjoy the diversion of following box scores on twitter, though, and Luke’s always outstanding commentary.

  2. It was a big day for “our” kids, including the game-winning Taylor triple, chasing home Kobernus. There were also RH and LH doubles by Walters, a booming double by Skole, and two scoreless innings apiece by Cole and Jordan. Christian Garcia got rocked, but that was the only real negative of the day. Souza had a few adventures in RF, but he did single and run the bases well.

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