The Nats aren’t there yet. . .

April 5, 2013

The display type on the March 31 front-page article “Built to last,” on the Washington Nationals, stated: “Four years ago, the Nationals lost 103 games. Under new leadership, the focus on the franchise’s long-term success has not only turned the Nats into a perennial playoff contender, but also a ballclub . . .” Let’s not get ahead of ourselves.

Washington really needs a winning sports franchise, so I hope that statement eventually turns out to be true. But winning the National League East Division one time (and then losing to the St. Louis Cardinals in the postseason) hardly describes a perennial contender.

Jim Rogers, Huntingtown

Why, again, must I unfold the paper to find a front-page — make that front and center — sports story? This happens too often. Sports are sports. News is news. You have sections for each. Mixing them in this way shows disregard for readers, both those who want to read about sports and those who don’t.

Vicki DeFries, Baltimore

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