Ted Leonsis: Washington Nationals will win NL East 'in the next few years'

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The Washington Nationals may not have the nicest or largest fan base in the NL East, but they certainly do have one powerful booster in Ted Leonsis. He says he's excited to see Stephen Strasburg return on Sept. 6, and{ }is buying the Nats. Not actually buying them, mind you; he just believes in them. (Sorry for any confusion!)

Though the owner of the Wizards, Mystics and Capitals isn't planning on expanding his portfolio of sports franchises, he's "so happy" for the Nats, who have "built the team the right way," he writes on his blog.

In the next few years. They will become the team to beat in the East; they are young; loaded with talent and with great young pitching. Dynamic young stars; and they will be a great team for a long time as well; is my prediction. This is gonna be fun being a season ticket holder.

Funny thing: He didn't mention that other D.C. team he doesn't own.