Category Archives: Dusty

Three post-season managers are gone; Three different headlines from USA Today

October has been national beat the shit out of Nats fans month. I now expect Girardi will go to the Phillies for $5 mil less than Nats offer — David Huzzard (@DavidHuzzard) October 26, 2017 Three 2017 post-season managers are … Continue reading

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Exclusive: Local and national media weigh in on the manager(s)

The talking heads have all weighed in on the Dusty Baker situation. The public opinion seems to be very different in Washington, D.C. then in other markets where Dusty Baker managed. Dusty Baker became a star in Washington, D.C. as … Continue reading

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Two East Division Crowns in a row; A World Series win and they fired him!

You thought this story was about Dusty Baker? It is — but the headline is about John Farrell who spent under 5 years in charge of the Boston Red Sox. He won the 2013 World Series in his first year with … Continue reading

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Updated: The Dusty Baker era is officially over

Our sourced report said that Dusty Baker wanted to stay and the two sides were talking, and it came quickly to an end early this afternoon that Dusty Baker would not return to the Nationals making any conversation/negotiation made — a … Continue reading

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Dusty Baker has unfinished business!

The number is 1863. No, that is not Dusty Baker’s birth year. It is his managerial win total, and he is another full season and a month or two from eclipsing the 2,000 win total and 40 wins from surpassing … Continue reading

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Learning from others — a lesson in baseball progression

Last night’s Wild Card game was wild. The Yankees starting pitching ace, Luis Severino, was hooked quickly after 6 batters in the first inning with one recorded out, and wisely deduced by the Yankees manager Joe Girardi because he kept … Continue reading

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The final #Nats NLDS roster has not been finalized

As George Steinbrenner once said as the iconic owner of the Yankees, “Anybody seen Reggie Jackson? I need a Mr. October, and all I’ve got is a Mr. May — Dave Winfield“. Sure, it wasn’t congenial of Steinbrenner to say, and he … Continue reading

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Do you remember when the #Nats bullpen was the weakness and was made a strength?

Pitching coach Mike Maddux should be smiling. There was that time the Nationals bullpen was teetering near a 6.00 ERA this season and the doom and gloom ensued and now the Nats bullpen is statistically the best bullpen in the … Continue reading

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Who Makes the Nationals Postseason Roster?

With the Washington Nationals clinched, the National League East is set for 2017. It’s time for Nationals fans to start shifting their attention once again towards October. For the fourth time in the last six years, the Nats will play meaningful … Continue reading

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5th 18-gamer: Bryce was Up, Zim was Down, Murph was Murph, TTB was On Fire

For previous 18 gamers, click here. Regular readers know that Game 90 took place when I was out of the country. Putting together a blog post as scheduled was not in the cards, but I did manage to keep tab … Continue reading

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