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Nats’ Magic Number is One; O’s Eliminated

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The Nats’ magic number in the Bryce Harper Sweepstakes Race is now one. One more loss for the Nats or one more win for the Pirates and it’s over. Meanwhile, despite a valiant 11-game losing streak, the Orioles have been eliminated.

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Top 5 Reasons for Nats Fans to be Optimistic

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If there is a God, He – or She – must have created baseball to teach the vast majority of Americans to learn how to cope with year-in-year-out disappointment and still live with hope. Red Sox fans kept hope alive and eventually cast off their curse. The Cubs always have next year. And Washington has … 1924. But hope springs eternal, so we give you the Top 5 Reasons for Nats Fans to be Optimistic.

5. It can’t get worse than 2009.

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Nats March On

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The Nats lost their eighth consecutive game Saturday, to edge closer to The Chosen One. The Royals lost their third straight to stay 5.5 games back. The Pirates are trying the hardest now, having lost nine in a row. They remain eight back, but they waited too long to have much chance of catching the Nats who have operated on a season-long plan that was thrown off track only temporarily by the elevation of Jim Riggleman (now 20-29/ .408 as manager). When Bryce Harper signs with the Nats, let the thanks go to Manny Acta who established an insurmountable lead with a record of 26-61/ .299.

To see the standings after Saturday’s games in The Bryce Harper Sweepstakes Race, go to Natinals Natin.

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The Bryce Harper Sweepstakes Race

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If the Nats go 14-14 the rest of the way, they would finish 60-102. And it’s not out of the question to play .500. They were 20-21 under Jim Riggleman prior to the current six game losing streak. So, if it’s .500, and if Kansas City goes 9-20, they’d tie. Or the Reds could tie by finishing 0-29. Till a team wins the sweepstakes, we’ll post the standings. And we’ll let you know as each team drops out.

See the current standings in The Bryce Harper Sweepstakes Race at Natinals Natin.

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