- But the second game of the day went the Nats’ way, thanks to infielder Alcides Escobar. He homered in the eighth inning (!) and then hit a for the 8–7 win. Love that Natitude.
🏀Wizards: It’s official: Wes Unseld Jr. — who has strong ties to the District — is the Wizards new head coach (HC). Unseld Jr. previously worked for the Wizards from 1997 to 2011 and is the son of the . Welcome home, coach!
- Unseld Jr. is now one of 12 Black men currently head coaching for one of the NBA’s 30 teams — six Black men were hired for seven vacant HC roles this offseason. Progress.
🏒Capitals: Captain Alex Ovechkin isn’t listed on the , but don’t panic: he’s an impending unrestricted free agent and to work out a contract with the Caps soon. By not re-signing him before the expansion draft, Washington was able to protect an extra forward. *exhale*