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Sure, the Nats are much better now than they used to be. Clearly, they will draw more fans than in the past. Options for exchange may not be as plentiful. No reasonable fan can dispute that or be unhappy about it.

But even averaging more than 30,000 fans per game for the first month, the Nats are still averaging about 10,000 empty seats per game. After Wednesday, there are 64 home games remaining.

How many of those are already sold out? Almost certainly none.

Finding seats for those who can’t make it Thursday is more difficult. It is far from impossible.

The original move pretty much violates every fundamental of Customer Service 101. Take care of those who pay for your services. And for the Nats, those are the people who buy their tickets.

Season ticket holders deserve some extra perks, sure. Rewards points, first choice on playoff tickets and all that? No problem. That doesn’t mean those who don’t have plans deserve to be treated unfairly.

The Nats have made a lot of good choices over the years. They’ve gone from miserable to respectable to quite good on the field. Nationals Park remains a good place to watch a game.

But this is one choice the Nats needed to rethink quickly and they did. No matter how good you get or popular you become, being fair to your fans has to remain a priority.

Let’s hope that never changes.