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This Statement Must Be Encouraging To The Remaining Five Fans Of The Washington Nationals


In situations where you know you have really fucked up, sometimes it’s best not to say anything – as the old saying goes, “It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt.” Unfortunately for Washington Nationals President Stan Kasten (pictured above with the helmet he is undoubtedly required to wear at all times), he must have never heard that one. Speaking Thursday in front of the National Press Club addressing the state of the team, Kasten busted out this line:

“I’m currently in my village idiot phase in Washington. Until we see the record on the field, it’s easy to be critical, it’s easy to be impatient. I totally understand it.”

Well punch me in the face and call me Sally! That’s why the Nationals continue to blow goats? Because the team president is going through his “village idiot phase”? In a way, this reminds me of my “Village People phase”, but that’s a discussion for another time. What is important here is that it’s just a phase – that’s it – no worries. Don’t fret, Washington Nationals fans, in Kasten’s eyes, the team, currently mired in last place in the National League East, (most likely for the balance of the season) and the worst team in baseball with a 21-49 record, aren’t that far away:

“I think we’ve followed a course that has us very close, much closer than you would think than just looking at the standings. … Once we get a consistent, stable, mature and ready-to-go rotation of pitching, anything is possible…Another year or two, and I’ll think you’ll stop calling me bad names.”

In another year or two? Just a piece of advice here, Stan “The Moran” Kasten, I wouldn’t count those chickens before they hatch. If you can count, that is. DURH!!

Kasten embroiled in ‘village idiot phase’ [ESPN/AP]