"I am supporting and continue to support everyone who works for the Nationals, and that's not lip service. I sincerely mean that. [Except Screech. He's possibly the worst employee we inherited from MLB. On second thought, maybe not the worst employee, but possibly the second or third worst.]"
(Stan Kasten, via Nationals Journal, 2/26/2009)
According to unnamed industry sources the Nationals have decided to "cut the cord" with current mascot "Screech", after questions surfaced about his actual age and true identity. The team will reportedly unveil a new mascot, "Scratch", a live emu, on March 2nd at ESPN Zone in DC.