Did I think the Nationals were really going to win? Or did I think it was really going to rain a lot?
I like to think that the Nats are mudders (Or, if you prefer, mudlarks). You know, like horse racing. You see, under clear skies you know the Nats are overmatched. But if the rain is pouring down and the field is… well, muddy… then perhaps the talent gap between the Nats and the opponents is less vast.
I don’t know if this makes sense to you. But it makes complete sense to me.