Students root for Nats in World Series

Rylie Zimmerman, Sports X-tra Editor

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On Oct. 15, the Washington Nationals advanced to the World Series for the first time in franchise history.
This was achieved after they swept the St. Louis Cardinals in a seven-game series in the NLCS (National League Championship Series).
The success has garnered a lot of support at home.
“It’s amazing to have followed them through the terrible seasons from the bottom of the league to the best now,” said senior Carter Mcgraw who is the pitcher for the AHS baseball team.
This is also the first time that an MLB team from Washington D.C. went to the World Series since 1933, when the then Washington Senators clinched the AL pennant.
Before 2019, the Washington Nationals have made the playoffs four times but never made it to the NLCS.
“I took the October heartbreak as a start in the right direction,” Ryan Zimmerman, who has played first and third base with the team since its beginning in 2005, had said.
However, the Nationals didn’t have a great start to the season after the first 50 games of the season.
The Nationals had to come back from a 19-31 record and ended the season with a 93-69 and a wild card spot in the playoffs.
This has caused some to be concerned with how the Nationals will perform in the playoffs.
While fans may be worried with how the Nationals will perform in the playoff students at AHS are still rooting for the team.
“I want the Nationals to win because they are my favorite teams and it would be exciting to see them win,” said junior TJ Huntman who plays second base for the AHS baseball team.