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Steve Wilson catches up with Nationals catcher Jhonatan Solano, one of the players who has stayed with the Wilsons, before a game at Nationals Park. Phyllis Wilson (below) says, "They do mean a lot to you." This year, the family was unable to host players because their daughter gave birth to their first grandchild. Above right, a collection of mementos decorates the Wilsons' basement. (Preston Keres/Special to The Washington Times)

Steve Wilson catches up with Nationals catcher Jhonatan Solano, one of the players who has stayed with the Wilsons, before a game at Nationals Park. Phyllis Wilson (below) says, "They do mean a lot to you." This year, the family was unable to host players because their daughter gave birth to their first grandchild. Above right, a collection of mementos decorates the Wilsons' basement. (Preston Keres/Special to The Washington Times)

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