Ample time has now passed since the Nationals wrapped up their 8-5, 14-inning win in Los Angeles yesterday evening, enough time to process everything that happened during the longest game in club history (5 hours, 34 minutes). And the primary takeaway continues to be this notion: That was simply an epic baseball game, no matter how it ended.
It would’ve been an epic game had it been played in mid-May by a couple of struggling teams. That it was played in September by the top two teams in the National League — two teams that very well might see each other again sometime in October — only adds to its significance.
Given how much transpired, and how many times the storyline changed over the final, oh, 2 1/2 hours, it’s worth revisiting several key aspects of this remarkable ballgame.