World Series Game at Nationals Park
World Series Game at Nationals Park
At a World Series game, Nats fans sing and clap along to “Baby Shark,” an anthem for their improbable season.

In the aftermath of the Washington National’s World Series win last week, I’ve been thinking about the importance of being a fan and rooting for the home team. After we won the pennant and made it into the World Series, a friend asked us over dinner why we were so happy about it. What’s the point of it all? Why bother? We talked about it, and he bought some of my reasoning. But it led me to further examine why I think it’s important:

1. Being a part of something bigger than yourself, something that anchors you in your community.

Megan Draheim

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