There's a one in 30 chance your favorite team just won the World Series. The Nationals celebrated accordingly Saturday in Washington D.C. during the parade among fans while indulging in libations and toting around their trophy.
Brian Dozier remained shirtless throughout the event, but that's another article.
Does that ring a bell? Subtracting out Dozier baring it all, perhaps the season the Nats gave us is reminiscent of that to the 2010 Giants. At least according to NBC Sports Bay Area broadcast Mike Krukow.
"I think it's the essence of our sport," Krukow told The Athletic's Tim Kawakami on The TK Show. "I loved everything about what they did starting around August when they came to play the Giants, and they swept the Giants -- a three-game series in San Francisco, and you could feel the chemistry start to build."
The Giants broadcaster said everything from the way the Nationals carried themselves to beating Josh Hader -- which is not an easy task -- to winning a title for a city that was desperately in need, reminded him of that '10 squad.
"It's just a cool thing when you can do that for your fans and you can deliver with all the hope and all the prayers -- and the way they did it, come on they win four road games to clinch the championship -- it was just what baseball is -- it's the essence of what baseball is. It was a beautiful thing to watch and I'm just sitting here tingling this morning after the whole thing went down."
That season for the Orange and Black almost a decade ago was a memorable one. It not only began the "even year" trend, but the team would defeat the Texas Rangers in Game 5 to win their first championship since 1954 when the team was the New York Giants.
Whether or not it took that long because of an alleged hex fans put on the franchise after relocating to San Francisco remained a theory of the past.
Nobody saw that coming, just as the storyline read for the Nationals.
Buster Posey would go on to win the NL Rookie of the Year Award and we were able to witness the phenomenal abilities of Tim Lincecum.
Ahh ... memories.