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Baseball History Despises the Nationals

Jarrett CarterAnalyst IJune 4, 2009

WASHINGTON - JUNE 03:  Assistant General Manager Mike Rizzo of the Washington Nationals talks with Jeff Kellogg and the umpire crew during a rain delay of the game between the San Francisco Giants and the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on June 3, 2009 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

The game that would have been history for Randy Johnson was rained out last night, but it will long be forgotten when the final out is recorded on Johnson’s 300th victory.

And it will be against the Washington Nationals, because baseball history seems to have a strange knack for playing out against the the city’s Boys of Summer. Particularly when it involves the San Francisco Giants.

Barry Bonds’ 756th homer? Belted out on an offering from a visiting Nationals pitcher. The befuddled hitters who will likely make Johnson the 24th pitcher in Major League history to win 300 games? They will be the home team Nationals’ hitters.

And no matter how many defining moments MASN tries to come up with, they do not and will not trump the all-time home run leader or a 300-game winner. Doesn’t matter how many new home run calls you come up with for Adam Dunn, it just doesn’t matter.

So what to do about history consistently mooning the Nationals? Laughing it off and enjoying another Yeungling seems to be the most logical option, but enjoying baseball lore unfolding before our eyes is the best choice.

Sure, you hate being the tail-end of the “what three-time All-Star hit into a double-play to end the game and give Randy Johnson his 300th win” trivia question, but if you love the game, you love it’s truly defining moments.

Even those without the MASN logo attached to them.