WASHINGTON (AP) — Other ballclubs may stake the claim to ‘‘America’s team,’’ but when it comes to the nation’s political class, it’s the Washington Nationals in a landslide.
On their way to Washington’s first postseason baseball appearance since 1933, the Nationals last year won the affection of capital city’s politicians, policymakers and pundits. In a city where squabbling partisans can’t seem to agree on anything, the Nationals united leaders of both parties and followers of all political stripes in common cause.
Suit jackets were shed for baseball caps as much of Washington played hooky last fall for the city’s first postseason baseball in 79 years. What stood out, says Fox News analyst and Nats season ticket holder Juan Williams, ‘‘was the number of people who had clearly just bailed on work.’’