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DC sports Twitter congratulates Nationals on making the World Series

DC sports Twitter congratulates Nationals on making the World Series

The Nationals have finally done it. They're going to the World Series. Their fellow D.C. sports teams and players are happy to share in their glory.

The Wizards kicked off the festivities.

Justin Robinson got in on the fun.

So did Isaiah Thomas.

Jordan McRae poked fun at teammate Bradley Beal, who was rooting for his hometown Cardinals, not the Nationals.

It was too soon for Beal.

But he came around.

Some owner-to-owner love.

Their neighbors from the other side of South Capitol Street were plenty excited.

The Capitals, one of only three professional teams from the area to win a championship this century, know from experience what this feels like.

So do their players.

And their former players.

The Mystics are fresh off their own championship.

Coach knows what's up.

The newest D.C. franchise won't get a shot to win a championship of their own until 2020, but they're around to congratulate the Nationals at having a shot at winning one now.

This is sort of a congratulations. Partial credit for Pep!

The one-win Redskins won't be advancing very far this season, but they're still happy for the Nationals.

Derrius Guice was at the game!

Long snappers are people too!

Former Redskins are pumped too.

Even the Terps are pumped for the hometown squad for repping the DMV. 

The Spirit are in the spirit!


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Former Nationals first baseman Adam Dunn on MLB's 2020 Hall of Fame ballot

Former Nationals first baseman Adam Dunn on MLB's 2020 Hall of Fame ballot

The National Baseball Hall of Fame announced on Monday the 32 names that are on the 2020 ballot, and one former Nationals player was listed.

That would be first baseman Adam Dunn, who played for Washington for two seasons, 2009 and 2010. 

In his two seasons in the nation's capital, Dunn displayed the power that had only been seen by Alfonso Soriano before in a Nationals uniform. Dunn hit exactly 38 home runs in both seasons, topping 100 RBIs during both campaigns, too.

Of course, should Dunn be selected into the Hall of Fame, the Nationals would not be his primary team. The slugger spent the first eight seasons of his MLB career with the Cincinnati Reds, and spent three and a half seasons with the Chicago White Sox following his time in D.C.

2020 is Dunn's first year on the ballot. While he had a long, respectable career, it's unlikely he's voted in right away, if at all.

The Nationals still don't have a primary member in the Hall of Fame, as catcher Ivan "Pudge" Rodriguez is currently the only player in the Hall that sported a Curly W since the team relocated to Washington from Montreal in 2005.

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Trea Turner undergoes surgery to finally fix his broken index finger

Trea Turner undergoes surgery to finally fix his broken index finger

Trea Turner finally found the time to have his finger fixed.

A Saturday Instagram post showed Turner holding up his heavily wrapped right hand and held the caption: "Only took 7 months to get this finger fixed but now my ring will fit better! 🏆 Thank you to Dr. Carlson and all the staff at @hspecialsurgery for taking care of me! World class job by everyone! Forever thankful!"

"Can’t wait to start hitting with 10 fingers..."

Turner did not play from April 3 to May 17 after fracturing a knuckle on his right index finger when he turned to bunt, and a pitch from Philadelphia starter Zach Eflin struck his finger.

Turner's absence was among several enormous blows to the Nationals' health early in the season. His replacements -- Wilmer Difo and prospect Carter Kieboom -- both played poorly. Turner finished his shortened season as a 2.4-WAR player. Difo and Kieboom combined for -2.1 WAR in limited duty. The swing from Turner to his replacements became a massive hole and coincided with the Nationals bumbling through April and May.

When Turner returned, he still was not healed. He swung with nine fingers on the bat. Often, it flew out of his hands at the end of the swing when he first began to play again. He was never able to bend the finger enough so the tip touched the palm of his hand. Turner also went to great length not to discuss his situation through the year.

There was no immediate timeline for Turner's recovery process available Saturday.

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