The Nats101 Website was created to introduce new fans to baseball-particularly in a city relatively new to the idea of having a team. As such, we’ve directed much of our commentary towards trying to make smarter, more inclusive and congenial baseball fans.
A few years later though, and many of you who started this journey with us are kind of “caught up” if you will. Combined with the folks who already liked baseball, the demand for “explain this to me!” has dwindled a bit. While we’ll still focus on that plenty (and there is always something to learn) it’s clear we need to up our game a bit.
As such, it’s time to go on the offensive a bit. Rather than wait for folks to come to us, it’s time we took the message of baseball to them-and what better place than to start in the MASN Comments section on Facebook. While all of Twitter was rejoicing in the stunningly good trade the Nationals made with the Detroit Tigers for starting pitcher Doug Fister, the relative backwater township (that is probably any comment section, actually) of the Facebook MASN post on the trade was enraged. Unjustly so.
And so, with the help of MASNCommenter (A genius idea that is only funny because of how truly out there some people are) and some paraphrasing here and there, I am going to explain the trade for Doug Fister in a way even a commenter can understand. (I hope).