I note with a bit of sadness that this past week, Luke Erickson, who for the last several years has run the fantastic Nationals Prospects blog, is taking a break and may or may not return. Luke’s departure leaves very few independent blogs left dedicated to the Washington Nationals at exactly the time when the team is enjoying its greatest success.
So just exactly who am I to step in and try to fill the void? Well, I’m a federal employee who just retired from his job and suddenly has a lot of time on his hands. I’ve also been with the Nats since the beginning, having had season tickets in 2005 and also since the new stadium opened in 2008. I’ve lived and (almost) died with this team, including attending all three home games of that heartbreaking 2012 NLDS.
I also follow the Nats’ minor league system pretty closely and even before retirement tried to attended at least a few Potomac Nationals games every year. Down in Woodbridge, I’ve seen the likes of Ian Desmond, Danny Espinosa, Ross Detwiler, Steve Lombardozzi and Tyler Moore play over the years, and now that I’m retired I hope to get out and see even more games. Just this month, I saw the P-Nats take the Mills Cup and saw Game 3 of the Hagerstown-Ashville championship series.
So I hope you like my blog. And please remember when commenting to be civil. After all, I’m not charging you to read it.