When Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo announced the long-expected dismissal of manager Matt Williams on Monday, he made it clear that the next manager up will almost certainly have previous managerial experience. So, any speculation that the next Nats manager will be Hall of Famer Cal Ripken pretty much ended before it had a chance to begin.
There were no grumblings about the Orioles¿ lack of success with runners in scoring position Sunday afternoon. Washington Nationals ace Max Scherzer made that talk nearly obsolete by throwing an absolute gem in the Orioles¿ 3-2 loss before an announced sellout crowd of 46,247 at Camden Yards.
The sting from the wrenching, bitter end of the Washington Nationals' first playoff run might have faded for some by the dead of winter, but not, apparently, for the man at the very top of the organization, not for the 87-year-old real estate tycoon who grew up in Washington rooting for the Senators.
NASHVILLE -- Impacted first hand by colleagues being diagnosed by cancer, public relations officials from Major League Baseball and its 30 clubs announced Monday afternoon they have organized a unique auction to benefit Stand Up to Cancer.