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2012 N.L. East Division Champs!


Like Michael Morse – shown here grinning as he steps to the plate to lead off the bottom of the 9th in a 2-0 Nationals loss to the Phillies –  I don’t think I’ve ever had this much fun in a ballpark after a loss.

Best. Losing. Night. Ever.

Candice and I were at Nationals Park on Monday, October 1st, hoping to watch the Nats clinch their first ever National League East Division championship.

It didn’t happen the way we hoped, with a Nats victory. But since they played so well from April through September, this loss on the first day of October didn’t keep our boys from clinching. About 10 minutes before our game ended, the Pittsburgh Pirates (bless their hearts) defeated the Atlanta Braves. With a magic number of one, the deed was done and the outcome on the field was anti-climatic.

For the third time this year, I made the big screen, this time holding up a pair of Champs banners that our seat mate had brought to the park.

Let the celebration begin!

To help, here are my photos from tonight:  My scorecard from the game (with my new N.L. East Division Champs t-shirt) at the top. Bryce Harper high-fiving the crowd. (Best interview line tonight with the 19-year-old Harper – Radio interviewer:  Bryce, are you drinking cider? Harper: That’s a clown question, bro!) Fireworks at the stadium. DJB wearing his new Division Champs hat!

And listening to SportsCenter tonight, they just say, “How about a Beltway World Series?” How about it!

Woo hoo!!

Go Nats!!!

More to come…


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I am David J. Brown (hence the DJB) and I originally created this personal blog more than ten years ago as a way to capture photos and memories from a family vacation. After the trip was over I simply continued writing. Over the years the blog has changed to have a more definite focus aligned with my interest in places that matter, reading well, roots music, and more. My professional background is as a national nonprofit leader with a four-decade record of growing and strengthening organizations at local, state, and national levels. This work has been driven by my passion for connecting people in thriving, sustainable, and vibrant communities.

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