Sports fans around the country watched in disbelief as the Washington Nationals blew a 6-0 lead on Friday night to end their season with a loss to the St. Louis Cardinals in the National League Division Series. It was a sickening collapse to watch if you were a fan of the baseball team, which had the best season in baseball this year.
As mourning fans filed from the ballpark, several people, including Yahoo’s Chris Moody and HuffPost’s Sam Stein caught a sad sight on TV as they watched the game. It was the sight of a pouting Jon Ward, senior political reporter for HuffPost, decked out in a Nationals jersey and hat. The pained look on his face sums up how all Nationals fans felt at that moment.
Tweets of sympathy came in from around the Twitterverse, but Moody captured the moment best by tweeting “Ich bin ein
@jonward11.” Moody also changed his Twitter avi to a pic of the saddened Ward.
This lasted for about a day. On Saturday, Moody tweeted,
I just saw one of my own tweets in my timeline and thought it was a @jonward11 RT. I think it’s time I retire this avatar.
— Chris Moody (@Chris_Moody) October 13, 2012
And with that, the Nats season came to a crushing close, but Ward stays positive. After the loss, he tweeted, “We’ll get em next year. But wow, that was pretty brutal.”