WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Friday, my 15 year-old and I biked over to the Navy Yard Harris Teeter where Washington Nationals player Lane Thomas was appearing. We got a quick photo with outfielder as well as Racing President, Abe.

In passing, I mentioned to Thomas that I needed the Nats to take the series over the San Francisco Giants so I could have bragging rights over my friend in the Bay Area.

Thomas said he’d take care of it, or something similar.

A big weekend for Thomas, Nats

The Nats won swept that series, a first since 2021, and Thomas came up big.

His line (from ESPN Box Score):

Sun 7/23vsSFW6-1423100100
Sat 7/22vsSFW10-1511100102
Fri 7/21vsSFW5-3412001101
(from ESPN player profile)

On Sunday, Thomas also stole 4 bases, made a back-handed catch going to the wall and doubled-up a runner for his 9th assist.

The man backed up his promise.

Perhaps I asked for too little — if I see him again I’ll ask for something more, like a winning season, playoffs or World Series.

I guess he’s my favorite active National now.


In these lost seasons, we need to enjoy these brief moments of victory. First series sweep since 2021!

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