The Nats deserve to be swatted
The Washington Nationals aren't so bad. They're victims of circumstance, plucky scamps, a merry band of baseball men, led by an unfeeling -- but still lovable -- android manager. Also, they try really, really hard. Which means they don't deserve your derision. A little snickering, perhaps. But not suffocating heaps of scorn. So goes the argument from my colleague Toby Mergler, and in every way he's correct -- except for one nagging detail.
When it comes to mockery, deserving has nothing ...
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