The gait was perhaps a bit slower, the gray hair perhaps a bit thinner, the No. 20 Nationals jersey perhaps a bit more snug.
Though there was legitimate optimism surrounding the Nationals when this season began, it took some time before the city fully bought into the notion this team could win big in 2012.
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Miguel Cabrera had just achieved baseball immortality, and everyone around him knew it.
MLB Hall of Famer and former manager of the Nationals Frank Robinson will throw out the ceremonial first pitch at Nationals Park for Game 3 of the N.L.