(AP Photo. Mark Lerner, all thumbs.)
Where, oh where, were the Lerners today?
Stan Kasten explains (via Nationals Journal):
Q. Why aren't any of the Lerner family members here?
Stan Kasten: Because I'm the team president and this is my responsibility and I'm ultimately responsible for everything that goes on here and I accept all the blame.
Really!? If not for that pesky ownership stake, it almost sounds as if Stan is trying to get himself fired, too. Or maybe he's working on his exit strategy?
Anyway, we're unsure about Ted Lerner, but anonymous sources with no knowledge of the situation (
the same not the same unnamed sources who gave us the scoop on Manny last week) tell the Nationals Enquirer that Mark Lerner pulled an all-nighter writing that bogus flowery, heartfelt letter to Nationals Fans and overslept the 11:30 press conference.