Nationals Team President Stan Kasten spoke to the National Press Club today and called himself a village idiot while addressing the current rebuilding situation here in the district. While fielding a 100-loss team doesn't make him a genius, there are plenty of other people that have resided in the District the last several years that might deserve that title more. Anyway, our inept Nats smacked around John Smoltz in his Red Sox debut tonight (currently leading 9-1) in the eighth. We may suck now, but with Z-mann and company, Kasten might not be a village idiot in a few years...if he can last that long. In his last 4 outings, Zimmermann has given up 5 earned runs (22 2/3 IP). We'll get there one day.