Chris Needham is this site's pastiest contributer, as well as the bane of its copy editors. Some (OK, most) say he's a cynic, but he says he's a pessimistic realist. He's been a Nats fan since the day they were born, having abandoned all prior attachments, particularly to winning games. He occasionally writes Capitol Punishment -- at least when he's not abandoning it for years at a time.
Nats fans assumed that the second half of the season would be better than the first because of all the additional arms being added to the rotation. But the team's hot start, among other things, are giving a different shape to the season.