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Tracking the Nats’ historic chase of the ’62 Mets

Current Record: 42-57 (.424, 14 GB)

Projected Record: 69-93

Washington Post Sports Writers Who’ve Somehow Ended Up With a More Kafka-esque Job Than Covering the Nationals: 1

Then Again, Who Cares as Long as He Keeps Discovering Great Moments in Homoerotic Behavior Such as This One? Wooooooh! (Humping retaining walls = not gay when done with another man)

Parsing the Loss: Nats 3, Philadelphia 4. Another pitcher is hurt. Another game is lost. Existence is like a hole in the universe.

Barry Svrluga Adjectives of the Day: “adventurous,” “lousy”