"Well, regardless of how many people were sick, you didn't know you were going to be trailing 7-0. You have to go into the game positive and thinking you're gonna get it done. What am I going to gain by being negative and getting myself down because I'm down in the game? Is there anything to gain? I don't think so."
(Manny Acta, via Washington Post, 9/25/2008)
Marlins 9, Nationals 4: Sick day. Another second half stinker by The Tim Redding Journeyman Express puts Nats on the brink of 100.
Not surprisingly, Nats get no help from the Mariners, who dropped their 100th last night.
At this point, it just seems like piling on.
Do you think if Ted Lerner knew there was a guy with the last name "Cashman" sniffing around for a new GM job he'd consider changing his mind about Jimbo? Could there be a worse fit for the free-spending Cashman than in penny-pinching Washington?
(AP Photo/Nick Wass)