"Bowden never once made contact with myself or my agent before he announced it on the radio. I knew this was probably going to happen. For me, that's not the issue. The issue is how it went down. Five months away [from the non-tender deadline], only two weeks after I had surgery, that's what made this upsetting. It makes me kind of sad in a way. It's a little disrespectful."
(Chad Cordero, via Washington Post, 7/25/2008)
A little disrespectful? No surprises: Another PR mishap by Jimbo and the Nats.
The walking, talking public relations trainwreck rolls on...
The decision to non-tender Chief is a no-brainer. But Jimbo's choice of where and when to make the official announcement? What an a-hole.
Clock's ticking, Jim. Seven days to (maybe) save your job...
(AP Photo by Evan Vucci)