Chris Needham is this site's pastiest contributer, as well as the bane of its copy editors. Some (OK, most) say he's a cynic, but he says he's a pessimistic realist. He's been a Nats fan since the day they were born, having abandoned all prior attachments, particularly to winning games. He occasionally writes Capitol Punishment -- at least when he's not abandoning it for years at a time.
Stan Kasten takes a lot of heat from Nationals fans, but make no mistake: him potentially leaving the Nationals would make the organization worse off in many different ways.
Jim Riggleman's Nats have been floundering. Is Interim Jim on the hot seat? Should he be?
Rob Dibble is gone, and the MASN broadcasts will be better. But did he get a raw deal?
Individual baseball games don't matter, but they do shape a season. What happens in these next few games determines whether the Nationals' 2010 season is terrible or just plain ol' bad.
Off the field, it was a pretty good week to be a Nationals fan. We'll have to wait five or six years to see if it was a great one.
The Nationals' Ring of Honor is a great idea with poor execution. Frank Howard need not apply.
Remember all those big hits Andre Dawson had for the Nats? Me either.
Nats fans assumed that the second half of the season would be better than the first because of all the additional arms being added to the rotation. But the team's hot start, among other things, are giving a different shape to the season.