LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Are D.C. Sports Cursed?

Chicago Cubs second baseman Javier Baez awaits the throw as Washington Nationals shortstop Trea Turner steals second base during the Cubs' 9-8 win in Game 5 of the National League Division Series at Nationals Park in Southeast on Oct. 12. (John E. De Freitas/The Washington Informer)
Chicago Cubs second baseman Javier Baez awaits the throw as Washington Nationals shortstop Trea Turner steals second base during the Cubs' 9-8 win in Game 5 of the National League Division Series at Nationals Park in Southeast on Oct. 12. (John E. De Freitas/The Washington Informer)

This is about the heartbreak of being a Washington, D.C., sports fan. I am a Washington Redskins fan, a Washington Capitals fan, a Washington Wizards and a Washington Nationals fan. After the Nationals’ loss to the Chicago Cubs in the playoffs, when everyone was saying we should win the World Series, I’m starting to believe my wife. My wife says until the Washington Redskins change their name, none of the sports teams in Washington will win a championship! I would always tell her that was a “bunch of you-know-what,” but after this loss I’m starting to wonder. Could it be true? Could there really be a curse on all the teams in Washington? Man, oh man, where do we go from here? I hope somebody does something, because this is really beginning to hurt.

Kevin Downing
Washington, D.C.

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