Ever since the Washington Nationals settled in the nation's capitol in 2005, the franchise has consistently been the laughing stock of the National League East, and at times even the entire Major Leagues. After a quick start in 2005 that placed the Nationals first in the NL East at the halfway mark, their downward spiral began, and so did their constant struggles. The team has never finished higher than fourth in the division and has only won more than 80 games once. Not even a new stadium in 2008 could help the team's woes as they had the worst record in the Major Leagues in 2008 and 2009, winning just 59 games each of those two seasons. Attendance and ticket sales also dropped dramatically, even with a newly built stadium. Manager Manny Acta was fired in July after posting a 26-61 record ...
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