I know I am probably the kind of fan they care least about (I come after Phillies fans, fans who spend a lot of money and then Nationals fans, in that order), but I won't be bothering to waste my money on going to a game or any merchandise when I visit in late August and I know longer care about staying up for games or even checking the score in the morning.
If there is one thing worse than perennial losing it is the acceptance of perennial losing by people who have the power to change things. If a government is this incompetent,they get voted out, if a player (on any normal franchise) doesn't play up to scratch, he gets cut. If my grades take a dip I'd be whipped into shape. This isn't revolutionary thinking, these are common responses to failure. This doesn't seem to apply for anyone in this organisation.
Lerners, if you want a money making business first, get out of the sports franchise industry. Primarily it is about winning and pleasing fans. Go make money in an industry where that takes precedence.
Acta, you need to go. You have had chances to change things and haven't done. Your job does not appear to be in jeapardy so why aren't you taking this opportunity to raise hell and call people out? You aren't being sacked by virtue of disgraceful performance, so I'm sure ruffling a few feathers and at least telling us you won't accept this losing won't get you canned.
Rizzo, you are one of the few people who can break away from the existing problems. As an acting GM, you can get the job by kissing ass and following the remit of those who have gone before you. As a man and a baseball fan you can win a tremendous amount of respect and no doubt a more lucrative job somewhere else if you make big changes and prove that you are here to win. Do something.
This isn't fair. Someone, somewhere has to change this. This team will not get any better with the current set of people in charge. If it was the team would've shown at least a small amount of improvement. As it is we have followed a historically bad season with an even worse one. Its no wonder nobody goes to watch and nobody but retreads and people with no other options come here.
I'll always be a fan but I no longer dream of watching a game at Nationals Park. I don't care. As far as I am concerned, I am too disillusioned to watch a team look so bad but be so content with it. One fan signing out.