Be sure to listen for the ambient violin music while you read about former Washington Nationals GM Jim Bowden defending himself (DC Sports Bog, The Post) from mean-ol’ Tom Boswell. Who’d have thunk signing fat, diabetics (Dmitri Young) for two years could go wrong?
Jim Bowden may have been deposed as Washington Nationals general manager last spring, but he continues to be thorn in the side (DC Sports Bog) of Nats fans. At the very least, he has a bizarre personality — I think he has absolutely no self-awareness. Bowden was a terrible GM and may be a worse [...]
Nationals cut ties with Cardenal – nationals.comSpeical advisor to the general manager, Jose Cardenal has been released by the Nationals. He was hired by Jim Bowden which is why he has been let go. He has no hard feelings and neither do I, the organization just needs to remove as many remnants of the Bowden [...]
Unfortunately, you are probably going to have to see an annoying Pepto Bismal (which I once had a nasty allergic reaction to) ad five times. I suppose it is an appropriate sponsor for a Jim Bowden interview though and given that I used to link to a photo of a horse’s ass as a file [...]
Jim Bowden Breaks His Silence Tonight On 9NEWS NOW @ 11PM – WUSAIn case you are wondering how Jim Bowden feels about being fired, Channel 9’s Brett Haber interviewed him.
If the whole interview is posted, I’ll embed the videos, against my better judgment.
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1,727 Words On The Bullpen Shake-Up – Nationals Journal, The Post
A moment for reflection, if you will. I think it’s already fair to say that Jim Bowden greatly miscalculated his team’s needs/weaknesses this offseason. Think back, for instance, to the bullpen this team had in February. No Beimel. No Wells. No Tavarez. No real back-up [...]
Three’s Company – The PostHere’s a good line about fallen GM Jim Bowden:
A general manager is supposed to solve problems, not create them; be the adult, not the child; bring people together, not divide them; and focus his energy, not spew it.
That pretty much says it.
Boswell also says that neither Stan Kasten, Manny Acta [...]
Bowden backlash builds after departure – The Wash. ExaminerVoice of the Reds Marty Brennaman really detested Jim Bowden while he was in Cincinnati. Basically, Brennaman said Bowden just kissed ownership’s ass and cut everyone else’s throat.
Rizzo to take bulk of Nats’ duties – nationals.comRizzo Gets New Duties; Kasten: No Urgency for Search – Nationals Journal, The PostRizzo running baseball ops; Kasten says no rush for permanent GM – Chatter, The Wash. TimesThis morning Nationals president Stan Kasten announced that Mike Rizzo will assume the duties of general manager, but not [...]
NATIONALS INSIDER: An indelible stamp – The Wash. TimesBeat writer Mark Zuckerman’s take on the Jim Bowden era.
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