Washington Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman

Washington Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman

The Washington Nationals start a playoff series against the Chicago Cubs on Friday – but they’re also hoping to overwrite the dismal history of D.C. teams coming up short in the postseason. Kojo checks in with a longtime Nationals fan about the psychology of the team’s fan base and what it says about the D.C. area’s culture.


  • Dan Steinberg Sports Columnist, The Washington Post; @dcsportsbog
  • Jennifer O'Dell Washington, D.C. transplant, Washington Nationals fan; @Woodleygrrl
  • Clinton Yates Senior Writer, The Undefeated; Commentator, WTOP; @clintonyates

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