As Clayton Kershaw dealt that last pitch yesterday and the resulting final out was recorded, hearts were broken in the DC area. Hearts that have been shattered numerous times before by a Derek Stepan goal here or an Aaron Rodgers touchdown pass there. We have seen the sullen faces of our heroes like Alex Ovechkin and John Wall over and over and over as they realize yet again that it just wasn’t our year. There are cities that have suffered through longer championship droughts and yes, we do still have DC United, but when it comes to disappointment and heartbreak in the postseason, DC is not rivaled.
Sean Morrow of Caps House))) fame captured it perfectly in the below video.
— Sean Caps (@SeanCaps8) October 14, 2016
Sean explained his inspiration in an email.
Watching the Capitals lose to Pittsburgh on banner night triggered horrific flashbacks of last May. Hours later, I watched the Nationals become yet another Washington team prematurely eliminated from the postseason. Unable to sleep after witnessing the latest double-gut punch from DC sports, I spent the night reflecting on Washington’s cursed history and trying desperately to make sense of it all. This video was the only way I could think of to cope with the last decade of heartbreak.
— Ismail (@imadni) October 14, 2016
The Capitals have now begun their journey to the next postseason. Maybe this is THE team to bring playoff magic back to this area, but for now let’s wallow in despair like all good DC sports fans know how.
Headline photo: @RedditCFB
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