Early this morning, the Lerner family, who owns the majority stake in the Washington Nationals, sent out a note thanking fans for a great season in DC. That letter is shown above.
The Lerner family purchased the Nationals in 2006, and the subsequent seasons didn't go particularly well for the team until the 2012 season, when the Nats jumped on the scene to win 98 games and finished with the best record in baseball. Just the gesture of the note above shows this ownership group is committed to bringing a winning baseball team to DC for years to come.
This letter is a classy move after an historic season and one that people will remember for generations. They certainly had no obligation to do so, and actually, the Nats fans should be thanking them for a whole lot of reasons, too. These include bringing Mike Rizzo on as GM, spending big money on players like Jayson Werth and Ryan Zimmerman, and for committing to "a World Series trophy" in Washington.
This offseason, we will probably see the Lerners spend more of their money to make this team better, and we should continue to thank them for their dedication toan up-and-coming baseball franchise in our Nation's Capital.
So, thank you, Lerner family.