Washington Nationals: 3 things fans should be thankful for

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WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 12: Michael A. Taylor #3 of the Washington Nationals celebrates with Anthony Rendon #6 of the Washington Nationals after hitting a three run home run against the Chicago Cubs during the second inning in game five of the National League Division Series at Nationals Park on October 12, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 12: Michael A. Taylor #3 of the Washington Nationals celebrates with Anthony Rendon #6 of the Washington Nationals after hitting a three run home run against the Chicago Cubs during the second inning in game five of the National League Division Series at Nationals Park on October 12, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images) /
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An extremely likable team

Professional athletes are some of the most well-off individuals in the world, and all of the money gets to their heads sometimes, making them unlikable and difficult to root for. However, the Nats do not have any of these players.

Every player on the Nats’ star-studded roster is exceptionally likable and easy to root for. From Max Scherzer and his different colored eyes, to Anthony Rendon and Trea Turner‘s bromance, to Gio Gonzalez‘s dugout antics, the Nats are arguably the most entertaining team in the league.

Even Bryce Harper, one of the most widely criticized athletes in the world, is easy to root for. His work with “Harper’s Heroes”, a program for children battling leukemia, is admirable and his hair-flips are legendary.

Keep looking down the roster, and you will find Wilmer Difo, a back-up infielder. Despite Difo’s role as a bench player, he comes to the ballpark everyday ready to play. His love for the game is obvious, which makes him a fun player to watch.

Between Difo’s enormous smile and hard work ethic, he has endeared himself to the Nats’ fanbase. He may not be the most glamorous player on the team, but that will not stop him from enjoying himself, making him a fan favorite.

If you are going to invest yourself into something for six months, it better be enjoyable. Rooting for the Nats may be frustrating at times, but it certainly is enjoyable. The Nats are one of the most likable teams in the league, which Nats fans should be thankful for.

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