Is this thing still on???
It seems as though Needham is occupied by, among other things, annoying people on Twitter. Consequently -- although precisely nobody has asked for this -- I thought I'd check in on his behalf.
During the last dispatch, around Memorial Day, the Nats were described in these pages thusly: "Third worst in baseball. Last in the East. Yep. That's about right." What has happened since then? Well, let us count the ways:
- Danny Espinosa hit a gazillion homers;
- Jordan Zimmermann suddenly became awesome;
- Mike Morse turned into Godzilla;
- The Nats won about a hundred games in a row; and
- Bryce Harper sucker-kissed some pitcher.
Oh, and Chad Cordero called it quits and Wily Mo Pena made it back to the big leagues. All in all, an interesting three weeks.
Having recovered from a huge hole to the bad to come within a game (now two games) of the .500 mark, the Nats
beg apparently do not beg but instead raise the question of whether this streak of momentarily excellence will materialize into something with more permanence. Given the relative state of good tidings, I will refrain from offering any critical opinion on the matter, except that I might miss these guys next season when my wife and I drop cable television.