This Week in Milford

October 16, 2019

metapost: Once In a Lifetime

Filed under: baseball, metapost — teenchy @ 8:43 pm

Last night I got to witness firsthand something that has occurred with less frequency than the appearance of Halley’s Comet*: a baseball team that calls Washington, DC its home winning a pennant. Hopefully it won’t take eighty-six years for it to happen again.


It was a late night in the District where I once lived, and an early train ride home. Thanks tdrew and timbuys for covering for me today.


*Okay, maybe not. Halley’s reappears every 75-76 years; Washington won back-to-back pennants in 1924-5 then went just seven seasons before its third and final pennant.


  1. Yep. The Big Train was in the rotation last time that happened.

    Comment by franku2016 — October 16, 2019 @ 8:59 pm

  2. Wishing I was there. Hope you’re having a great time, My Man.

    Comment by tdrewhardin — October 17, 2019 @ 7:06 pm

  3. Thanks tdrew. Didja ever see that TV ad for eBay with the toy boat? That’s what it was like for me fifteen years ago when I started seeing people wearing those baseball caps with the curly Ws on them.

    Comment by teenchy — October 17, 2019 @ 7:21 pm

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