Washington Nationals

Nat's Nation: Time For a Change

SAN FRANCISCO - MAY 13:  Kip Wells #32 of the Washington Nationals pitches against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park on May 13, 2009 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Matt 'Frostin' FooteCorrespondent IJune 4, 2009

I'm a true blue St. Louis Cardinals but I have this thing for really horrible teams (as i play for one) like the Washington Nationals or simply the Nats. I actually like the Nationals. When you look at them on paper they could compete, but baseball isn't about paper now is it?

Now obviously the name Nationals came from Washington D.C. being the nations capital, but a far fitting team name would be the "Washington Congressmen" or the "Washington 1776'ers" or even the strange "Washington Stephen Strasburgs" (might entice said No. 1 draft pick to sign).

Now we all know what happened when the "Tampa Bay Rays" changed their name. They won the best division and made a world series run. Is it time for a name change in the capital?

Their are many other things they could do of course, scout draft picks better, sell the team, get draftees to sign, etc. Still a name change would be the coolest of these all. They could have a promotion: Submit a name, if you win you get to pitch five innings in a real baseball game! Heck they might get some good talent that way.

If you agree they should do something say so, write to your lame non-Missouri representatives (not counting Ted Kennedy), shoot some people, do what you can to get on the news and say hey Nats Nation what do ya say?

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