Leave the Washington Nationals alone.
Seriously, the Nats united Washington like nothing since the Redskins’ 1991 Super Bowl championship. Everyone was happy. People wore red, spoke to strangers and went about their day happy over a World Series title.
Just stop it.
The internet has fueled hatred in our society that threatens to cripple our democracy. Nobody is allowed to have an opposing opinion because trolls can spew hatred without showing their faces. (Trust me – I get plenty of troll tweets because my Redskins postgame grades are different than what someone else would give. To that, I merely say post your own grades.) A century from now, society will likely view the internet for all its greatness as a Pandora’s box.
People are allowed to have their own opinion. It’s called democracy. We hold elections to pick leaders. That’s the greatest part of America – that you can have an opinion and at the end of the day majority wins while still respecting the minority’s view.
Somehow over the past decade, we’ve decided it’s all or nothing. The danger is we’ll be left with nothing.
Cheer for sports. It’s supposed to be fun. Maybe the rules of fair play can spill over into everyday life.