Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Your Chance To Scream Obscenities At Kasten

I usually don't bother passing along the press releases, but what the hell.

Next Wednesday, Stan Kasten and his bodyguard Ryan Langerhans will be at the ESPN zone at noon to answer your questions and sign autographs:
Nationals President Stan Kasten and left fielder Ryan Langerhans will be at ESPN Zone on Wednesday, June 20 to answer questions from fans. Kasten will give his insight on the operations in the Nationals’ front office, and he’ll share his expectations and hopes for the rest of the season during the lunchtime question-and-answer session. Langerhans will offer his reflections on his first month with the Nationals, as well as his thoughts on the team’s progress this season.

Potential Questions to ask:

1) Stan, with the team playing really hot over the last month, do you regret the decision not to spend any money on this year's payroll?

2) Given the $30 million cut in payroll, how do you explain the team's unwillingness to draft Rick Porcello, and if you don't sign Jack McGreary, is that an indictment of ownership's willingness to spend?

3) Stan, you've claimed that the team isn't taking a 'dime of profit'. Does this mean that you're taking a couple quarters instead? How many members of the Lerner family are drawing a salary from the team?

4) Do you really think that Jim Bowden is the right man for the job, and that he's capable of leading the franchise on an extended run of success like John Schuerholz?

Potential Answers to Those Questions:

1) With the new stadium open up (and plenty of great premium and traditional seating options for you and your family), we feel that now is the best time to order season tickets. If you hurry, you can still get priority for the new stadium by buying pro-rated season tickets for this exciting season.

2) With the new stadium open up (and plenty of great premium and traditional seating options for you and your family), we feel that now is the best time to order season tickets. If you hurry, you can still get priority for the new stadium by buying pro-rated season tickets for this exciting season.

3) With the new stadium open up (and plenty of great premium and traditional seating options for you and your family), we feel that now is the best time to order season tickets. If you hurry, you can still get priority for the new stadium by buying pro-rated season tickets for this exciting season.

4) SECURITY!!!

  • I suspect that I'll be busy that day, but if you do go, and you see someone repeatedly shoving a 1996 World Series Championship banner in Kasten's face, looking for an autograph, it'd probably be me.

  • 4 Comments:

    • Let me try to venture why the Nats along with 25 other teams passed on Porcello.

      It would have taken an MLB contract, thus putting him on limited time to develop, which would have threatened to cost over $7 million. If this were Weiters, I'd be all for it but not for a high school pitcher because as Kasten (or Bowden, or Brown) explained, "They break, they just do".

      We already have our own broken down, highly touted high school prospect in Clint Everts.

      I like the Detwiler selection, he is more polished than Porcello and even though he is a stick figure, he can already reach the mid-ninties AND has other pitches in his arsenal.

      Assuming (cross your fingers) that all goes well, we could see Detwiler with the big boys next summer. Not likely but a stronger possibility than Porcello.

      By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6/13/2007 5:12 PM  

    • You crack me up. LMAO!

      By Blogger DCSportsChick, at 6/13/2007 5:35 PM  

    • #4 answer won't happen because I'll be on a beach vacation next week and will miss it (darn!) ;-)

      By Blogger MissChatter, at 6/13/2007 9:03 PM  

    • You mean, someone actually wants Kasten's autograph? Why??? To forge checks off his large bank account?

      By Blogger Bote Man, at 6/14/2007 11:03 AM  

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