Turn that frown upside down!
Stan wants to give you lots of reasons to be optimistic and excited about 2009, Nats fans. You are customers who like new and exciting things! From yesterday's Q&A with Mr. Kasten on MLB.com, Stan addresses the team's impatient fan-base, who apparently voice their frustration on "the message boards":
Nationals dot com: "According to the message boards, the Nationals fans are impatient when it comes to the lack of free-agent signings. Why is that the case?"
Stan Kasten: "I think it's always the case. All fans want their teams to be the best they can be. All fans are customers who like new and exciting things. Free agents are one way to get new and exiting things, so I understand that. But also, young players are new and exciting. Our hope is, whether we sign free agents or not, that by the time Spring Training (is over), we will give our fans a lot of reasons to be optimistic and excited about the 2009 team."
Our hope is the same as your hope, Stan...Hooray! Pitchers and catchers report Saturday!
(p.s. don't forget the Post's chat with Collin Balester, today at noon)
(Photo of Stan Kasten on TV by The Nationals Enquirer Staff)