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As MASN TV host Johnny Holiday told me, this team is a year ahead of schedule. Most people figured the Nationals would be serious contenders in 2013, when Stephen Strasburg had a no-innings limit and Bryce Harper would be playing full- time.
The picture is faded, but the memory is clear. On my eighth birthday in 1972, I had the chance to meet Orioles' second baseman Dave Johnson in the team's locker room before a game at Baltimore's Memorial Stadium against the Cleveland Indians.