With 2016 now in the history books, the District On Deck staff looks back at the best Washington Nationals moments from 2016
2016 was a fun season for the Washington Nationals. Although they missed out on achieving the ultimate goal of a World Series championship, the Nats still won 95 games, won their third NL East title in the last five years, and played a competitive five game National League Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
As 2017 is now here, the Nats will hope to make the postseason for the first time in an odd numbered year. They appear to be one of the favorites once again in the National League, but everyone remembers how 2015 turned out when the Nats were one of the favorites to reach the World Series. Before we look ahead, let’s take one last look back at 2016.
When looking back at some of the top moments of the year, we wanted to give you the perspective of everyone on the staff. The fun part of getting thoughts from each of our writers is that we all have our each unique moment from the season that stands out to us, whether it be an individual game or a specific moment that happened within a game.
Before we reveal each writer’s specific favorite moment, we want to wish all of our readers a Happy New Year and we hope that you stay with us here at District On Deck for all of your Washington Nationals news and opinions during the 2017 season.
First up on our staff is Rob Shrum, who talks about a memorable 16-inning marathon that the Washington Nationals had against the Minnesota Twins from back in April: