SMOOOOOOOOOOOOOOCH! You'll miss him when he's gone. A thinly veiled attempt by Jim Bowden to lobby for his job through the media...let the ass kissing begin!
"We're very blessed that we have ownership and a president that are committed to allowing us to draft the best players and allowing us to sign them. [Please, don't fire my ass.] Our scouting department feels we had one of the best Drafts ever, and to be able to sign nine of our first 10, so far, we're very, very pleased with that." (Jim Bowden, via Nationals dot com, 8/12/2008)