Washington Nationals: Santa Answers Gift Requests
By Ron Juckett
WASHINGTON NATIONALS FANS – WORLD SERIES TICKETS
The Pez dispensers we packed in stockings last year did not go over well. Perhaps using Matt Williams head to shoot out the candy was not the best idea. Instead, we sent the dispensers this year to Philadelphia Phillies fans. Somehow the Ryan Howard figures were mixed up with the real Clay Buchholz. Anyway, they like the pitcher.
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When we offered tickets last fall to Wrigley Field, the phone lines lit up like—well, you know—a Christmas tree. Nope, they wanted no part of that. Instead, they specifically asked for World Series tickets at Nationals Park around Halloween.
We hemmed and hawed, as not even we know who gets to host those precious games every fall, but, along with glossy pictures of Adam Eaton, we said if they remained on the nice list throughout the season we would try.
The offense can do their part. Starting pitching might be the best ever in Washington, and that’s saying something. If Rizzo can get his erector set working, the Nats might have a special closer.
The fans deserve the chance. All the pieces are there, but you never know.
Poor Comet will nurse his bum leg rushing the Cleveland Browns that win before the holiday. See, sometimes we can work miracles.
Yet, a World Series in DC would not need a miracle, just a solid season of great play. The talent is there.
With that, I must retire and answer more emails from New England Patriots fans asking for the fountain of youth for Tom Brady. If only we knew where Ponce De Leon put it.
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(We wish you readers nothing but the best this holiday season. Thanks for spending time with us. Go Nats!)