While Jacques Chirac likely won’t be kissing Tony Blair after having the Olympics taken from him, it might be entirely possible that everyone in the city is kissing the Nationals. With average attendance on its way above 33,000, and the Nats 4.5 games ahead of the Braves and in sole possession of the NL East lead, two pitchers bound for the All-Star game (The Chief and Rubber-Armed Livan Hernandez) and the team 19 games over .500, this ballclub is surprising just about everyone. If they keep playing the way they have been so far this season, they’re on pace for 100 wins, and the first playoff action this town has seen 1933.
They’re home the rest of this week, with a night game against the Mets tonight (seats available through Ticketbastard), and a day game against the Mets tomorrow (single seats available through Ticketbastard). I’ll be there Thursday for the big networking event at the PNC Club. See you there!
This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs