The Washington Nationals enter the 2019 World Series with a chance to win that elusive title and finish a plan that was put in place 10 years ago.
It really shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that the Washington Nationals are in the 2019 World Series.
After all, they entered the season as the favorites to win the NL East by most experts.
But as well all know, baseball is anything but predictable, and on May 23rd the Nationals found themselves 12 games under .500 and 10 games back in the NL East.
Many were looking to fire manager Dave Martinez, and a once-promising season seemed lost.
As we all know, from that point on the Nationals were one of the best teams in all of baseball finishing the season 74-38 and earning the top spot in the NL Wild Card game where they dispatched of the Milwaukee Brewers.
They entered the postseason playing their best baseball of the year and took down the mighty Los Angeles Dodgers in five games.
And then the St. Louis Cardinals proved no match as the Nationals’ pitching staff shut them down in a four-game sweep to advance to their first-ever World Series.
But this season isn’t just about overcoming great obstacles in 2019, this is a team that appears to be exorcising its postseason demons and becoming the team they were meant to be.
I know this word is overused this time of year, but the Nationals seem like a team of destiny going into the 2019 World Series.
However, they have one more roadblock in there way to complete a path that was started years ago.