Washington may or may not get a new President next year, but it is getting a new baseball team. And like almost every major-league team that has ever worn Washington on its jersey, this one is a last-place bunch.
Word yesterday was that the poor, mistreated, bumbling Expos will end their long twilight in Montreal and move to the imperial city. Let's hope this team is more successful that the District's previous two. It's not a high bar. The original Senators' penchant for losing inspired the quip, "Washington, first in war, first in peace, last in the American League." The team became the Minnesota Twins in 1961. The second set of Senators, equally inept, lasted in the District only slighter longer than the Nixon administration. In 1972, that team became the Texas Rangers, which still hasn't won anything.