The Baseball Desert

Monday, June 06, 2005

The Amazin's

Thomas Boswell has the latest on the Washington Nationals, who are still hanging tough in the NL East.

Usually, this type of article questions how teams who have beaten up lesser opposition will now fare against the big boys, but in this case it's the opposite. The Nats have proved that they can play good baseball against the best teams in the National League, but now they need to keep momentum going by beating up a couple of mediocre AL teams.

They've got the right attitude:
"It's only June. Don't get cocky," said [catcher Brian] Schneider. "We're proud. But we have so much more to accomplish",
but they need to continue putting it into practice.