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As Nationals develop, so do rivalries

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For almost seven years, the Nationals were not considered a true rival by anyone. The team was bad, its fan base new and its uniforms occasionally misspelled. When the Mets or Phillies or Braves came to the District, they could count on thousands of their own fans to be there supporting them. And no one on the home team possessed the necessary combination of arrogance, talent and flamboyance to...

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