Fans of the Washington Nationals may have a tough time deciding who to root for in the World Series this year.
On one hand, the Philadelphia Phillies have former National Bryce Harper in their lineup, who has been tearing it up this postseason, hitting .419 with five home runs, 11 RBI and a 1.351 OPS.
He was also just named the NLCS MVP.
On the other hand, the Houston Astros are back in the World Series for the fourth time in the last six years.
Dusty Baker, who guided the Nationals to two straight division titles in 2016 and 2017.
Nationals’ analyst Mark Zuckerman posed a question to fans who asked who they would be rooting for.
Bryce vs Dusty in the World Series. Who you rooting for?
— Mark Zuckerman (@MarkZuckerman) October 24, 2022
Bryce Or Dusty?
Nationals fans clearly aren’t frustrated by losing Harper anymore, as they won the World Series the same year he departed for Philadelphia.
Baker is a well-respected manager, but at the same time, he’s managing the Astros, who everybody outside of Texas wants to lose.
But there’s another dilemma on Nats’ fans hands.
The Phillies are a division rival, and would fans truly want to root for a division rival?
Nationals fans may not mind seeing some of their team’s former personnel win a championship, whether it be Harper or Baker.
But picking who to root for might be a little bit hard for some fans.
Only fans in Texas want to see the Astros win it all.
Perhaps fans in Washington won’t root for either side and decide that they simply do not care about what happens in this World Series.NEXT: The Nationals May Soon Have A Prominent New Owner