This is a very bad baseball team, but worse than that this is a terribly run baseball team. Their front office has been involved in a scandal involving kickbacks form Latin players, they got their manager fired, and they took the field with the team name misspelled on their own home uniforms. What else could go wrong for this team? Not much really because they are without a doubt the worst MLB team and they show nothing to give their fans any hope they will get better any time soon.
Their final record was 59-103; they finished last in their division by 34 games. Those numbers are terrible but they get even worse. They spent no days in first place, they were as many as 38 games out of the lead, and they were never above .500 and finished 51 games under .500. While they were able to win eight games in a row, they also lost eight games in a row. Simply put that is not good enough for a MLB team.
They were only able to score 710 runs, while giving up 874. They were shut out seven times, and only shutout their opponents 3 times. However they did get better in the second half. Over the first half of the season they only won 26 games and Manager Manny Acta was fired. In the second half, under new Manager Jim Riggleman they were able to win 33.
In all 1,817,280 fans came to see the Nationals play at their home field of Nationals Park. That was good enough for 24th in the major leagues. They averaged 22,716 fans for their 80 home games, but were only able to sell 54.2% of their 2009 ticket inventory.