The redemption of a beautiful October run

Decades of pain cleansed in Nats’ World Series championship run

We hadn’t even settled in our seats on a cool October night at Nationals Park to watch another deciding Game 5 playoff game with about 4,000 other hardcore fans when a familiar, dreadful feeling hit deep inside.

The Dodgers had jumped out to a 2–0 lead in the first inning and extended that to 3–0 the following inning. That was a little different from three other winner-take-all Game 5’s the Nats had participated in during the 2012, 2016, and 2017 postseasons. Those were…