I wasn't sure where to post this -- start a new thread for it, or add to the discussion on the playoffs. I decided I'd just stick it here.
This is a question aimed particularly for the old time DC baseball fans. Guys who are at least as old as me -- that is to say, old enough to have seen Frank Howard play for the Senators "live" and remember it vividly.
How do DC baseball fans feel about the potential post season success of the Texas Rangers, the team that once was the Washington Senators?
While I suppose the same question could be posed to the REALLY old timers about the Minnesota Twins, but the original Nats/Senators did have a least some history of winning baseball, and that was a really, really long time ago.
For the people who aren't old enough to remember the second coming of the Senators, I suppose there is no connection.
So what about it? Does anyone care?
Does the fact that you have a new MLB franchise to take their place eradicate your memories, your loyalties? Does the passing of a quarter century in the interim help erase what once was?
Do you now, or did you ever have, any continued interest in the team? I suppose the fact that they are no longer the "Senators" helps erase the connection, unlike, say, the Dodger fans in Brooklyn, or the A's fans in Philly or KC.
Are you, or were you, bitter about losing the team so that you wished the team ill?
I'm just curious. If your devotion to the Senators in the 1960s and early 70s ran deep, is there any connection to the current success of the Rangers, good, bad, or indifferent?