I just can't remain anything more than the most casual Nationals fan and accept this story in the Washington Times 100% at face value. How credible is that paper anyway? Have you ever seen them accurately report any story about anything ever?
I admit it. I'm in denial. Just fire Jim and everything will be ok. Just fire Jim and everything will be ok. Just fire Jim and everything will be ok.
Actually, I suppose it's good that the team is being taken to task by the press. Unless of course the criticism causes them to dig in further. But they need to understand that if 'The Plan' is what we're supposed to be subscribing to, that they need to show us more. But the international signings aren't there. The spending on draft signing bonuses was at the bottom of MLB.
And the back-breaker of Aaron Crow. Truly, if the Nationals had signed Crow, I don't think this story gets written. The whole narrative changes to how for the second year in a row the team exceeded expectations on the signings and how committed they are to The Plan.
Do you know that just to spite Stan and the Lerners last weekend I purposely bought a $10 ticket from a scalper and then sat behind the dugout on the first base side? And then I went out of my way to buy a Nationals t-shirt for my 10-month-old at MLB.com instead of the team store because the team gets a smaller cut of the sale if I buy it on the website. This is what it's come to?
My tummy hurts. I think that's what it feels like when the bottom falls out of hope. Sorry for being such a total downer. And for the meandering nature of this post. I don't know what else to say.