by Chris Lingebach


WASHINGTON (CBSDC) — In the eternal battle for baseball supremacy in the Baltimore-Washington corridor, D.C.-area native Kevin Durant has spoken.

He’s backing the Washington Nationals in the playoffs.

Durant, originally from St. Pleasant, Md., Instagram’d a photo Thursday wearing a custom No. 5 Nationals jersey with “Easy Money” across the back, along with the caption: “Yea man! Natitude.”

Durant, a free agent in 2016, has said in recent months he had to delete Twitter from his phone over the constant barrage of Wizards fans pleading for him to sign with Washington once his contract expires.

The Nationals and Orioles both clinched their respective divisions Tuesday night.

Given the incestuous nature of fans of both teams, with some Orioles fans native to D.C. not having switched over to the Nationals when Washington got a team in 2005, a World Series pitting both teams against another would likely cause a multi-beltway implosion.

They can’t even agree on what to call such a hypothetical series. Beltway Series. No, Parkway Series.

Durant also doesn’t suffer from the same aforementioned identity disorder. Here’s a custom game ball Redskins owner Dan Snyder sent to Durant, which he Instagram’d later in the day.

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