The Washington Nationals have been a doormat for far too long. A perennial last place, cellar dweller, the Nationals have been a laughingstock ever since they arrived in D.C. Before that, as the Expos, they weren't much to brag about.
As of recently though, things have started to change in our nation's capital and it's not exactly the change that President Obama had promised!
See, the Nationals were last place finishers the last three seasons, two of which, 2008 and 2009, they lost 102 and 103 games not so respectively.
In fact, since 2003 the Nats haven't finished better than fourth in the always tough NL East.
There have been exactly two seasons during that time frame in which they managed to play .500 ball.
There is, though, a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel and I fully expect and believe that at some point within the next three seasons, the Nationals will emerge as the best team in the NL East.
I implore the people of D.C. and those elsewhere who like to cheer on an underdog to get on the Nats bandwagon...and soon because it's never too early to look toward the future.
These are the 7 reasons why.