Snubbed in D.C., Gillick basks in glory of Phillies parade

Thom Loverro: Hey, Nats fans: Gillick could have been yoursThe Wash. Times
In 2004, Pat Gillick openly campaigned for the Nationals GM job, but was not even interviewed for the job at a time when MLB owned the team. Gillick instead took the Phillies job and well, right now he is in a parade on Broad Street in the city of brotherly love. Whether MLB (remember, Bud Selig thinks we could have a flagship franchise here) did not interview him due to incompetence or fear of upsetting the cowardly Peter Angelo$ is unknown. What we all know too well is MLB hired a GM with a track record of 1 playoff appearance in a decade, an affinity for toolsy outfielders, scrap heap pitchers, segways and leather pants. Unfortunately, Nats fans are still stuck with this GM, Jim Bowden, because ownership likes him kissing their butts.

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i-99 northbound now open through Skytop

Traffic flows over section of SkytopCDT
Another milestone in the poorly executed i-99 project is complete — northbound is now continuous through Skytop. The road narrows to one lane at one point, but the highway’s northbound is now continuous from Bedford County to just south of I-80. Both directions of the highway is supposed to be complete by Thanksgiving, but I’ll believe it when I see it.

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Cordero opts for free agency

Cordero Becomes Free AgentThe Post
Cordero opts for free agencyThe Wash. Times
Chad Cordero, an original National, has filed for free agency rather than accept assignment to AAA Syracuse. The move was expected after Jim Bowden blurted out on WTEM that Cordero’s contract would not be tendered. Bowden lacked the professionalism and good sense to share this information with Cordero before talking about it on the radio. Cordero, injured or not, deserved better treatment. Someday, he will be back for an Old Timers Day type event and get lots of cheers. Hopefully, Bowden will be long gone by then.

Ryan Wagner and Pete Orr are also gone.

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