Hope Team Exceeds 2012's Success
The 2012 baseball season was the Washington Nationals' most successful in team history. The team tallied a 98-64 record, clinched the National League East title and stormed into the postseason.
The Nats eventually fell to the St. Louis Cardinals in a heartbreaking loss in the division playoffs, but its often gutsy play only endeared the team more to its fans. Perhaps no supporters cheered louder during the Nats' magical postseason run than minority owners Alphonso Maldon, Jr., Paxton K. Baker and B. Doyle Mitchell.
"They have been absolutely phenomenal. I was totally thrilled by the success of this young team," said Maldon, a retired Army Colonel and founder, president and CEO of Partnership Strategies Consulting. "I've seen this team grow in leaps and bounds. I think people will see this for years to come – the taste of victory, the close playoffs – now the thirst is there and the team will come back to contend ..."
"We couldn't have hoped for and anticipated a better fan base than we have. Our fans are extraordinary. They love and are dedicated to the team. The seats are filled up every night. They say 'if you build it, they will come ...'"