Well, I think it's going to take some time, probably a long time (if ever), before there's as much support for Washington as the Braves in central NC. There's a lot of reasons for this. I think there's still a 'southern' connection with NC and the Braves. Of course, the history of the Durham Bulls/Braves also contributes to this connection. Throw in the fact that they are division rivals, and it'll be tough for anyone to switch teams. I remember not caring at all about the Rays, but when they moved to Durham, I became an immediate fan. Oh the Carl Crawford days at the DBAP!