Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred (left) cuts the ceremonial ribbon to open The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches as Washington Nationals owner Ted Lerner and his wife Annette look on before Tuesday's spring training game. (Associated Press)
Nationals owners Ted and Mark Lerner take in the atmosphere after Washington clinched the National League East Division title at Nationals Park on Monday night. Ted Lerner became the managing principal owner of the franchise in May 2006. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)
Owner Ted Lerner sips Champaign as the Washington Nationals clinch the National League East at Nationals Park, sending them into the playoffs, Washington, D.C., Monday, October 1, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)
Ted Lerner, the new owner of the Nationals. The Lerner family and their partners and city officials gather at the site of the new D.C. baseball stadium for groundbreaking ceremonies. Thursday, May 4, 2006.
(Joseph Silverman / The Washington Times).