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Wall raises D.C. fans' hopes, fears

Washington sports haunted by arrival of new stars followed by disappointment

Updated: June 29, 2010, 5:05 PM ET
By Patrick Hruby | Special to ESPN.com

I want to believe.

Really.

But when you're a Washington, D.C., sports fan, believing is really, really hard.

Here comes John Wall. He seems nice. Great dancer. Bright future written all over him. He could be the one. Or maybe that's Stephen Strasburg. Short of plugging the Gulf oil spill by diverting a Beltway traffic jam, the pitching phenom couldn't make a better first impression in the capital. And what about Alex Ovechkin? He's fun, exciting, ...

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