Here is the story of the 2005 Washington Nationals. Told from a fan's perspective, the narrative begins inside RFK on opening day, expressing the simple pleasures of baseball that 34 years couldn't erase. As the team took one series after another, baseball fans quickly forgot that many on the roster had ever played to empty seats in Montreal. Descriptive prose covers each game, from the crack of Brad Wilkerson's bat to Livan Hernandez's eight-inning outings.
Ted Leavengood is managing editor and a regular contributor of seamheads.com. He is the co-host of "Outta the Parkway," which broadcasts weekly on Blogtalk Radio as part of the Seamheads Podcast Network and is the author of two other books on Washington baseball history.