The Nationals elevated Rizzo to a position some in baseball believe he’s ill-equipped to handle. This is his shot. He should surround himself with only the people he wants, and he just wasn’t feeling the right vibe with the manager. Riggleman also had the right to walk away from a situation in which he felt unwanted, and that’s what he did.
Ultimately, this is where Rizzo and Riggleman have been headed all along. They just arrived faster than expected, and that’s probably best for both of them."
With a couple of days to mull over it, both positions make a bit more sense, and as last night’s wild Nats win in Chicago seems to indicate, the Nationals train is showing no signs of slowing down.Tweet
Washington Nationals Pitcher Collin Balester, after seeing teammate Wilson Ramos hit a walk-off three run homer to defeat the Seattle Mariners (via forcedpriority)
The Nats were down 5-1 going into the bottom of the ninth, and managed to score five runs, all with 2 outs in the bottom of the 9th, to come back for a 6-5 win.
Having gone to Sunday’s game vs. the O’s, I’m starting to think that Washington-area fans may be finally starting to come around to support this team, and that the players definitely deserve that support!Tweet