Me. ME. I'm working in Dulles today and I'm about to head home.
You think I meant the Nationals?
Sadly, maybe I do.
1-3 in Houston is inexcusable. Losing two of them they way they did just makes it worse. A team that has turned the corner hammers the Stros at least twice and finds a way to win a third. One loss I can handle.
I was in a meeting during the fateful ninth and could only glimpse at gametracker now and then. A Nats fan/colleague joined us later. He saw it live. He's not a Guzman fan to begin with and today didn't change his mind.
Those fly balls are a fairly routine thing for a professional outfielder. You have to catch those.
Infielders, too, which is what Guzman is and always has been and always should be. I'd love to know why Guzman was in right in the ninth. Didn't Bernadina start the game there? Didn't he make a great play earlier in the game (I didn't watch much)? Wouldn't he have caught that ball? Hell, YOU would have caught that ball. I may well have caught that ball.
Would there, perhaps, have been some overmanaging going on today? Being a manager is a stressful job but it is a cool job, too. You get the best seat in the house and they pay you to sit there. Sometimes it is quite OK to just sit there and watch the game. Put down the wand, maestro, and just listen to the music.
I'm glad Jim Riggleman is in charge, he's definitely an upgrade. Just do what we do sometimes, boss, OK? Just watch and enjoy.
I hope this isn't a tipping point where things really go sour. This was supposed to be when the schedule got easy.
Is it Tuesday yet?