The search for a new manager, and coaching staff, begins in earnest today. Dusty Baker was not extended and the contracts for the rest of his staff have expired.
Pitching coach Mike Maddux will be the first candidate considered for the job. He will likely receive quite a few calls from other teams with managerial or pitching coach vacancies, so it will be clear if the Nationals want to retain him very soon. I’m not too keen on him taking over the job...the management of our pitching staff was mediocre throughout the season, and Baker deferred to Maddux on most pitching decisions.
Other initial candidates include bench coach Chris Speier, former Tigers manager Brad Ausmus; former Red Sox manager John Farrell; former Mariners bench coach Tim Bogar; former catcher David Ross; White Sox bench coach Joe McEwing; Giants hitting coach Hensley Meulens.
Who would you like to see take over the position? Comment!
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I believe good things happen to good people.
So last week I went to Game 4 of the NLDS to see the @nationals and the @cubs play at Wrigley Field. I landed a front toe seat behind the Nats dugout. Being a Nationals fan, best seat in the house!
Long story short, and I’ve already posted about....
Michael A. Taylor hit his first post season home run, which was a Grand Slam. This was also the first Grand Slam in Nationals and Expos history.
Being a Cubs tradition, Cubs fans tossed the ball back into the field... the call was tossed to Daniel Murphy , who then tossed it to the 1st Base coach, he then picked the call up and rolled it to the dugout. I yelled to Dusty Baker, “Yo Dusty there is a ball in front of you!” He picked it up and tossed it to me.
Me know what this ball meant to Michael A Taylor and the Nationals Organization, I gave it back.
They sent me a Michael A Taylor Bat in the mail today. Not signed, but still awesome! Thanks Nats!
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Good evening! We are on live at 8 pm ET tonight. Here are the topics: We will recap the @redskins victory over the @49ers 26-24 (we have @lexdimonds as a guest for this segment), we’ll preview the Skins @eagles game, the @washwizards opening season against the @sixers and season as a whole (we’ll have writer @colbyg33 from FanRag NBA as a guest), we’ll make our week 7 NFL picks, and the state of the @nationals and manager Dusty Baker (@natsgmdotcom will join us). To listen, hit the link in my bio at 8 pm ET (www.waleo.podbean.com/live-stream). Thanks for the support #urbansportsscene #dmvsportstalk #dmvsports #dmvsportspodcast #dmvsportstalkradio #sportstalk #sportstalkradio #sportstalkshow #redskins #HTTR #nflpicks #76ers #dcfamily #washingtonwizards #onepursuit #nats #natitude
21 games, 12 wins, 3 rain outs, and 5 walkoff wins. 23-5 against the Mets with Rendon hitting a franchise record 6-6, 3 homeruns and 10 RBIs. 15-2 against the Brewers with 4 home runs in a row, 5 in one inning and 8 total, tying a MLB record and setting a franchise record. An Immaculate Inning by Scherzer (three strikeouts, nine pitches) after taking a scary line drive off his knee. 11:05, 12:05, 1:05, 1:35, 4:05, 7:05, 8:05, 8:08, and 10:10 first pitch starts. Sections 100, 200, 300, 400, Club Level, outfield, Red Porch, and Delta Sky Club. I visited Nats park every month, April-September. I saw the most incredible sunsets. I was picked for the White House Challenge and won. I went to games by myself, with my family, in town friends, out of town friends, with colleagues, and first timers. I befriended a bartender (free/discounted drinks!) and sat down on the baselines for brunch and a game on the big screen. I ate a lot of veggie dogs and learned to tolerate Bud Light (aka the $9.50 cheap beer). I got two bobble heads, a beer stein, slap bracelet, and a Scherzer snow globe. I spent more money than I care to acknowledge and have an insane number of photos. To sum it up: the 2017 Nationals season was amazing and I loved every moment I was at Nats Park. Next season goals: a foul/homerun ball, more wins, playoff tickets, and a baseball player as a husband. Is it April 5, 2018 yet?
I get by with a little help from my friends.
Thanks to my amazing #RedPorch100 fam for welcoming this newbie season plan holder—I couldn't have asked for better people to spend the 2017 season with. See y'all in 2018.
Photo credit: Katy O'Toole
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Another heartbreaking post-season series loss for the Nationals. I missed very few games this year: attending a handful and watching the majority of the rest on tv. It was such a fun season, but it was tough to see it end like it did. I avoided the articles, tweets, and radio shows today. Wasn’t mad, it was still too fresh of a sucky ending. And I hate the complaining and second guessing. I will be back cheering for them next year and watching roster moves in the winter. It just wasn’t our time to win it all. I’ll be back at it for spring training, baseball friends. Nats #onepursuit
@mrpercythepup and I are 💔after last night's @nationals' loss, and we're packing up our gear for the long, lonely, bitter winter without our beloved #Nationals ⚾️. Baseball fans (and certainly #NatsFans) are no strangers to heartbreak.
As A. Bartlett Giamatti said: "[Baseball] is designed to break your heart. The game begins in the spring, when everything else begins again, and it blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and evenings, and then as soon as the chill rains come, it stops and leaves you to face the fall all alone. You count on it, rely on it to buffer the passage of time, to keep the memory of sunshine and high skies alive, and then just when the days are all twilight, when you need it most, it stops." BUT, because in baseball hope springs eternal, we're looking ahead to Spring Training and the 2018 season. We #believe our #Nats will take care of business next year. We look forward to chilly spring evenings at the park, lazy Sunday afternoon #CurlyWs, humid summer long balls, and the elusive championship win in the fall. Loyalty will be rewarded. #IBackTheNats #NowAndAlways #OnePursuit #Natitude
It’s Day 5 of our #HauntedDC countdown. In the days leading up to our #ScreaminHalloween show at @masoninn on Sat 10/28, Showcase host @huntsterdc will be showing you some of DC’s spookiest spots. Today it’s Nationals Park, where @nationals seasons go to die. Our Halloween Showcase features comedy headliner @funniestdanny from @1067thefan and musical headliner @drbadlove as well as @garveycomedy @michelesometimes @rhlevitin Get your $10 tickets at capitalcityshowcase.com #Nationals #Nats #onepursuit #chcvswas