It's easy to forget, but shouldn't be, how long Washington hasn't seen the Promised Land.
He held onto the ball he never got to pitch as a fan riot ended Washington Senators baseball.
Who'd have thought? Ninety-five years ago, Washington's only World Series champagne was opened with . . . bullpenning.
The former Met's life has gone from wild to sad and finally . . . redemption, despite his blindness.