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Washington Nationals Baseball Club, LLC The Lerner Philosophy on Ownership of the Washington Nationals

  • Ownership of the Nationals is the culmination of a life-long dream
  • Our family has a passion and a respect for the history and traditions of the game that we will honor and promote
  • The team is a prized addition to the entire community and we view ourselves as caretakers of this great treasure
  • Three generations of the Lerner family are part of the ownership and we expect the family will maintain ownership for generations to come
  • We will NEVER take the team away from Washington
  • We will hire the best executives to manage the team and the franchise
  • We will strive for consistent competitive success while exercising prudent business judgment; we will dedicate ourselves to building a winning tradition, a loyal fan base, and an active presence in the community
  • We intend to work with the Commissioner and our fellow MLB owners to increase baseball's global popularity and to support initiatives that are in the best interest of the game
  • We are committed to hiring a management team and staff representative of the DC area community - one that reflects the area's diversity
  • We will make it a high priority to return baseball to the inner city through active support of youth baseball programs
  • We will work tirelessly for the Nationals' new ballpark to be built and operated to the same standards as we have insisted upon in our other development projects
  • We will be accessible to the City's civic, business, community and elected leaders and maintain a dialogue about the team and its role in the community