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      The home team fans are at home, these games no longer matter, and it’s probably better for the team to lose than it is to win.  It must be December in Washington.  Welcome to week 15!
       
      Redskins Inactive: 
      Colt McCoy  
      Trey Quinn 
      Quinton Dunbar  
      Josh Harvey-Clemons  
      Ross Pierschbacher  
      Brandon Scherff  
      Caleb Wilson  
       
      Eagles Inactive: 
      Nate Sudfeld  
      Nelson Agholor 
      Jordan Howard  
      Shareef Miller 
      Lane Johnson  
      Sua Opeta  
      Derek Barnet
       
      There are two camps for Redskins fans at this time of year.  Those that want to tank and those that want to win.  If this describes you, I want you to know something important. You’re wrong.  You should probably feel bad about it too, but that’s your business.  The right way to go about this, is simply to embrace the doublethink.  
       
      Before and after the game it’s perfectly reasonable to acknowledge that losing has its advantages.  It does and it is undeniable.  Afterall we could be talking about the difference between Chase Young being in a Redskins uniform, or not.  What we need for that to happen is simple.  Redskins lose out.  Giants beat the Dolphins and Redskins.  Dolphins beat the Bengals.  All of these things are perfectly reasonable outcomes.  We’re that close to having an elite pass rusher.   
       
      Before that happens, we have a game to play.  It is in this moment that we should embrace the other side of our demented doublethink.  While the game is being played, especially against a division opponent, fans should want their team to do well.  Assuming they have a soul and any decency.  There is just no way that I can root for the Eagles to beat the Redskins during a game.  If you are the type of fan that does this, I hope you find someone that can fix what has broken inside of you.   
       
      Pregame Prediction:  Redskins 23 – Eagles 30  
      More interesting game we are missing because we are still watching the Redskins:  Packers – Bears  
      Things I am snacking on:  Brownie.   
      Number of colons used:  Six.  (so far)  
       
      Check back for updates.  I’m going to wander around the room for a while and stretch my legs to get away from a certain well-known ESPN Eagle fan’s boring conversations that my ear phones aren’t blocking out entirely.
       
      1st Quarter Redskins 7 - 3 Eagles
      "The Closer" Haskins showed up for work early today and hit his former college teammate for a touchdown.  He really took the life out of this crowd in *checks notes* Fedex Field. 
       
       
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2019 WORLD SERIES CHAMPION Washington Nationals Thread (Strasburg has re-signed, 7 yrs $245m))

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As a former Marlins fan that used to watch them play against the Expos (including while FP was there), that will be weird, even with them retaining all records and such. 

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Would they ever wear Washington Senators throwbacks?

 

(Here's Ted Williams in the old Nats uni:)

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They've worn Homestead Grays throwbacks before.  Here's Zimm sporting the look:

 

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2 hours ago, Barry.Randolphe said:

no no no no no - what tone deaf person thought this was a good idea? Where are the old Senator jerseys?

 

They've worn the Walter Johnson throwbacks back in 2010 and 2012. They wore the 1920 and 1924 jerseys, respectively. They were pretty sweet.

 

I don't have a problem with this. We have Expos in our ring--it's part of our history. 

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I don't know...  as a one-time thing I think its pretty cool.  The Expos had pretty good uniforms, and had a lot of interesting history with fun players that are far too often forgotten.  I think it is reasonable to embrace that to some degree.

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1 minute ago, bcl05 said:

The Expos had pretty good uniforms

 

And they're wearing the old powder blues.

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Also, I bet FP has some excellent old Expos stories.  Should make for a fun broadcast...

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18 minutes ago, bcl05 said:

Also, I bet FP has some excellent old Expos stories.  Should make for a fun broadcast...

 

There goes the no hitter comes from Montreal, I believe.

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If Tampa goes to Montréal full time. I hope they become the Expos and claim their history. Don't mean that in a mean way.

 

I don't mind one Expos throwback in the meantime. But would like to see each Senators uni once a year first. 

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I love Soto, but he plays outfield like a first baseman...

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That was really annoying watching the two parents on their phone ignoring the game with their little kids trying to get their phones from them.  If there was ever a living example of kids doing as their parents, it was that.

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Hats off to Gallen for having such a strong performance in only his second start ever but

 

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5 minutes ago, Bacon said:

Hats off to Gallen for having such a strong performance in only his second start ever but

 

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also, Adams first words to Zimm when he comes back up

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14 minutes ago, StillUnknown said:

 

also, Adams first words to Zimm when he comes back up

 

Zimm gonna ride the bench until someone needs a day off.

 

How can you argue him playing over Adams, Howie or Dozier.

 

Late inning defensive replacement, definitely.

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Another excellent start from Corbin. I hope his top form is back for good. 

 

I also want to highlight that my man Tony tied the game up in the clutch, as is his way. I own one Nats jersey and it's his. I'll wear it proudly even if he leaves, but I'll pop some champagne if we give him an extension. He and Max are my favorite players in baseball for sure. 

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This inning is very Nats bullpen-esque. You love to see it happen to someone else. 

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Dave is savage tonight.

 

Charlie: "...and we'll get the attendance for tonight"

 

Dave, sarcastically: "it shouldn't be that hard to count."

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Victor Robles is going to have a long career that is going to be a lot of fun to watch.  Dude has special range.  

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I'm so afraid that Dooooo is going to be used up by the ASG.

 

 

EDIT:  Phew.  Far, far too close for comfort.

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