"We just told him that we didn't think he could help us and he is not in our plans. He took it well. We didn't want to waste his time. If he is not in our plans, then why keep him here until March 28 and then not give him an opportunity to hook up with another club?"
(Manny Acta, via Nationals.com, 3/8/2007)
This much I know: Never in the history of baseball has the release of an inconsequential 37-year-old spare part evoked such strong emotions. Tony Womack is a bad, bad man (or so we hear).
At the very least, when things go to shit around here towards the end of April, we can't say Tony Womack was to blame.
(Photo by Evan Vucci/AP)