There's Stan Kasten, above, in a classic AP Photo from 2008 in a nearly finished Nationals Park.
"We'll get the attendance we deserve. ... If we give the fans a reason to support us, they will be here in droves." (Stan Kasten, via Nationals.com, 4/13/2009)
MLB.com's Bill Ladson caught up with the former President of the Nationals who was at Nationals Park Thursday night to watch his Dodgers face his former team, and says he's happy for the Nationals.
Anyway, here's Kasten, the master of StanSpeak, who was essentially at the wheel driving the party bus during the Philly fan invasion of Opening Day 2010 and frequently ran to the Washington Post's Thomas Boswell to complain about Ted Lerner's penny-pinching ways, praising everything about the way the Nats went about their business from the start:
"The turning point was Day 1, when [the Lerner family] was committed to a
program of scouting and player development...