Well, here we go again. I guess in the wisdom of the Nats marketing dept., the Nats have dropped 107.7 FM, the crystal clear, non-static voice of N. VA. That means N. VA is left with 1500 AM, the static filled, weak station, you can barely hear, inside the beltway, let alone outside the beltway. We certainly don't want the outer DC metro counties, Fairfax, Prince William, Loundon, Fauquier, Montgomery, Howard, Anne Arundel, St. Mary's, to be able to listen to the Nats. After all maybe some of these folks might actually listen to the Nats games and become fans. They may even want to attend a game at Nats Park.
Does anyone really believe MLB wants the Nats to stay in DC???
Does anyone believe in the Lerner's "Plan" which to me amounts to pay as you go? in other words, the Lerner's are unwilling to use their own money to buy top players. Instead, they think can fool the fans into thinking they care about the team. All I see with the "Plan", is keeping labor (players' salaries) and overhead costs way down, to make a quick buck and then sell the team for a profit when attendance drops below a certain threshold in about 4 years.
By the way, read Tom Boswell's polite, but indirect hint ( Washington Post, Weds., 17 Sep. 2008, Sports section), about spending some Lerner loot to get some blue chip players next year, as if anyone would want to come here after the reputation of the Lerner's has leaked out.
p.s. How about a poll on whether the Nats will lose a hundred games this year?