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PKalltheway
07-11-2009, 09:44 AM
The Washington Nationals, as of this morning (7/11/09) are 25-60 through their first 85 games. The 1962 Mets through their first 85 games were just a tad worse at 23-62 (http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/NYM/1962-schedule-scores.shtml).

Does anybody think that the Nasty Nats have a chance at breaking the Mets' all-time record for losses in a season? I voted yes. Their spectacularly abysmal pitching staff might help accelerate their chances at the record IMHO. For what it's worth, the 2003 Tigers were slightly worse than the '62 Mets through their first 85 games with a 21-64 record...

eastchicagosoxfan
07-11-2009, 10:13 AM
I voted yes, but if Philly runs away with the division, there could be plenty of meaningless games in September.

LITTLE NELL
07-11-2009, 02:28 PM
The Mets get a pass because they were an expansion team. Why the hell did MLB give DC a third try at failure.

JB98
07-11-2009, 03:06 PM
I voted no, because the Nationals still have several games remaining against the Cubs. :redneck

GoGoCrede
07-11-2009, 03:33 PM
I hope not. I feel bad for whatever fanbase they have left.

DSpivack
07-11-2009, 03:37 PM
The Mets get a pass because they were an expansion team. Why the hell did MLB give DC a third try at failure.

Financially, they're probably doing okay. If the baseball part can turn their act around, they'll be fine as a franchise.

DumpJerry
07-11-2009, 04:14 PM
I hope not. I feel bad for whatever fanbase they have left.
The five of them will go out for a beer and get over it.

Tragg
07-11-2009, 05:27 PM
They have a few good players. I think they'll get it together enough to avoid that record.

chisoxfanatic
07-11-2009, 06:49 PM
I've always wondered why Hawk calls them the "Nasty" Nats.

I want Mags back
07-13-2009, 07:33 AM
I've always wondered why Hawk calls them the "Nasty" Nats.

Because Gnats are nasty.
http://sports.iowa.com/wp-content/uploads/gnat.jpg

asindc
07-13-2009, 09:10 AM
The Mets get a pass because they were an expansion team. Why the hell did MLB give DC a third try at failure.

1) It is the nation's capital and baseball is America's pasttime.

2) It is the 6th largest media market in the country (which does not include Baltimore, by the way), by far the largest market without an MLB team until now.

3) MLB is committed for at least 20 years to Nationals Park, whether a team plays there or not.

4) If you can justify giving NY another team after it lost two within five years, then this move makes sense.

5) It was better than keeping the team in Montreal.

Britt Burns
07-13-2009, 09:22 AM
They want to make sure they win the first draft pick and get Bryce Harper. With him and Strasburg on the same team they could do alright.