I guess you could call me a bandwagon fan, I've been a Diamondbacks fan since the team was first announced in 1995 but recent ownership and front office problems have forced me to rethink things for the time being; basically until new ownership is established. I chose the Washington Nationals not just because they have been successful the past season, but because I've always been interested in them since the team was first established in Washington D.C. For whatever reason I would always use the Nats when I'd play my video games growing up, it was fun to play the Owner Mode in MVP Baseball 2005 and develop the team from from the floor up, and constructing a custom stadium for them so they'd have a true ballpark of their own.
To me the Nationals were a team that I thought I could root for from the very start, they are Washington D.C's team, the nation's capitol, so I always thought it appropriate that any baseball fan should root for the team in their back pocket. It has always been fun to see the Nationals draft high and they always showed promise of being "almost ready" to compete, which we all have seen has finally happened. One of my first experiences with the Washington Nationals was when I visited the city in 2005 and the team was visiting the Korean War and Vietnam War memorials and I happened to be there, I also went home with my first Non-Dbacks cap that trip when I purchased a New Era Nationals cap at some shop in Metro Center.
Bryce Harper also went to my high school, and his brother is a friend to my sister so it was always interesting to see him get drafted and called up so quickly, I also got to see him play at the 2011 Future's Game in Phoenix and his general hype from baseball drew some specific interest from me.
Although it's sort of cheesey, another reason I like the Nationals are because of their uniforms. I believe that the Nationals have one of the classiest uniforms on the baseball diamond, I'm glad that they ditched the "Nationals" script from the front too. These are a huge improvement over what the Diamondbacks think are good uniforms, who honestly thinks it's cool to have D-backs written on the front of the jersey? Plus the red caps they wear look terribly minor league.
Whether I am considered to be a bandwagoner is up for debate, I've always had my eye on the Nationals from 3000 miles away, and I'm looking forward to watching them in 2013 since watching them in 2012 was the most fun I had watching a team in years.