I grew up in Alexandria, Virginia, participated in various playground sports, and as a youngster, I rooted for the woeful usually last-place Washington Senators baseball team. It was always a bitter experience. But things changed when the Montreal Expos came to Washington as the Nationals in 2005. Miracle of miracles, they made it to the World Series in 2019. By the way, the number 18 represents "life" in the Jewish tradition. GO NATS!!!!