The baseball season is almost over for the Washington Nationals, and it’s been a bit of a disappointment for those who were expecting a nonchalant walk to the World Series. For a bit of long-term perspective on baseball in the nation’s capital, Hill Center DC is hosting Frederic J. Frommer tonight, who will talk about his new book, “You Gotta Have Heart,” a history of baseball in Washington that stretches from 1859 to 2012.
CBS newsman Bob Schieffer will lead the discussion with Frommer. Perhaps this year’s season, a winning one but without a playoff berth, will hurt a little less when stacked up against history. From 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. Free. To register, go here.
For a nice pre-event read, Thomas Boswell’s column in the Washington Post today sums up the Nats’ season pretty well: Not too shabby, but not good enough, and what’s next? Such reads are a nice way to even out some of the disappointment and face the fact that expectations were set a wee bit high this year.
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Jason Dick is the Hill Life editor for Roll Call and has also worked at Greenwire, CongressDaily and National Journal Daily during his time in Washington. @jasonjdick