The prolonged hopelessness that baseball fans were forced to endure for the last three months ended on Tuesday night when Major League Baseball and the players' association voted to accept the terms of commissioner Rob Manfred's imposed 60-game schedule for 2020.
This means that the Washington Nationals will finally have the chance to defend their World Series crown, and the team's official Twitter account unleashed a perfect post after MLB's return was confirmed.
This is an excellent post and we would expect nothing less from the Nationals' top notch social media game. Talk about flexing your muscles on the heels of hoisting the Commissioner's Trophy for the first time in franchise history.
If there's one downside to a tweet as brash as this, however, it's that other teams around the league are likely keeping the receipts in the event Washington fails at its quest.
Fans in DC might find it unfair that teams will have the chance to dethrone the Nationals in likely under a half of a season (playoffs included) after the Nats had to battle through a grueling 179-game gauntlet last year, but Washington is ready to defend its first-ever championship regardless of the circumstances.