Saturday, June 09, 2007
What Will Please You?
(I AM THROWING THIS OUT THERE, MY HARD HAT IS ON--BECAUSE I REALLY WANT TO KNOW)
No matter what our Washington Nationals do, you complain. Why is it that nearly one year after The Lerner Group took control of Our Washington Nationals, you are still not pleased? What will make you happy?
Each and every day I immerse myself is as much Washington Nationals information as I can digest--Keeping informed, questioning, commenting--many times I disagree and make my points--but still while enjoying all the fun. No doubt--you do too. Yet, so many of you continue to be bitter. Why?
You complained about the poor Minor League System they inherited. In less than one year--improvement has been drastic. We actually have some good prospects. Money has been poured into it. Yet, you are still not pleased.
Whenever Our Washington Nationals Lose you rail away on everything that has to do with Our Team.
Whenever Our Washington Nationals Win you rail away on everything that has to do with Our Team, also.
Why are you not pleased?
If a player makes a mistake in the field--Our Manager is incompetent. You want Manny Acta fired? If ANYONE in The Front Office says ANYTHING--you immediately declare that person is lying. Stating, that management official is using you and every one else following Our Washington Nationals. Nothing Our Nats do on the field and, unquestionably, in the Front Office--will make you happy. Yet, clearly, Our Washington Nationals are building a quality organization.
You complained about not signing Free Agents over the winter--declaring Our Washington Nationals would be a laughingstock and a disgrace to this great game. They are NOT. How did you feel when Ramon Ortiz trotted out in a MOP UP Role last night in Minneapolis for The Twins? Many of you wanted Our Team to possibly spend up to $6 million in arbitration for him, as a STARTER. How much better have we done with our piecemeal starting pitching? Very well, actually. Yet, you are still not pleased.
You complained that Our Washington Nationals should have resigned Alfonso Soriano to a ridciulous contract just so The Owners were worthy of your support. And, now you complain because those same Owners will not let you sit right behind Home Plate for $5 at New Nationals Park. You are not pleased-because you want it both ways. Why?
The African Queen and I enjoy attending each and every Washington Nationals Home Game. Willingly, we spend the dollars, support the team, in good or bad. Fortunately, we've been able to cultivate some fine friendships among many other fellow Season Ticket Holders, Fans, and of course--SCREECH. Section 320 is a special place for us. It provides a closeness that helps take the sting out of a bad Nats loss. Having fun is what its all about to us. Major League Baseball is the draw for us. Those relationships make us happy.
What will make you happy?
I am not here to claim Sohna and I are The Best Fans, The Number 1 Fans, or anything of that sort. And, it doesn't matter how much or how little you can or will spend on tickets to see Our Washington Nationals. Passion is Passion, whether you watch from your seat at the Stadium or, from your more comfortable sofa in front of your television set at home.
Our Washington Nationals are a struggling, evolving, team. But, they are growing. Its a direction well advertised, not a sole following this team was not given notice. Yet, you complain. You still want more. You are unhappy. You still want it all right now.
This is a serious question--because I really want to know what drives you to be passionate about Our Washington Nationals. A spirit wrapped in being negative. Its very fascinating to me and everyone's opinion is valued and respected. But, I really want to know.
What will Please YOU!!!
This post driven by some fabulous commentary on The Nats320 blog during the past two days.