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Nationals LogoCould there be a better way to end the regular season?

Let me answer that for you.


Jordan Zimmermann, the Nationals unassuming #2 starter who doesn’t do much except pour strikes into the zone pitch after pitch – and then more times than not come out with a win – throws a no-hitter in game 162 of the 2014 regular season.

For those lucky enough to be there (like a number of my friends) – what a memory.  For those of us watching on television, it was riveting baseball.

I have to admit, when the ball was hit to the left field gap with two outs in the 9th, I could only think of Souza’s dropping a fly ball on Friday evening. I thought the no-no was over.

But nope, Steven Souza, Jr. made an incredible catch, and history was made.

Thomas Boswell wrote that the game “felt like a fitting coda to the season but also a perfect prelude to the playoffs.”

I loved manager Matt Williams’ comment.  At his post-game interview, he ended with, “All in all, probably the perfect baseball day.”

Amen.  Bring on the postseason.

But before we do, let’s take just one more look at that last play..

More to come…


This entry was posted in: Baseball


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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