"I think it's embarrassing. It's unacceptable. I think our fans have every right to be mad like we are right now, and it's not going to be tolerated. We are going to have a brand new bullpen tomorrow. And if those guys that come in don't get it done, we are going to continue to get guys out of here, because I think all of us deserve better."
(Manny Acta, via Nationals dot com, 4/19/2009)
Manny's mad as hell*, and he's not going to take this anymore.
Marlins 7, Nationals 4: Embarrassing? Unacceptable? Try, Soul Crushing. The S.S. Acta 2009 is sinking fast.
You knew what was going to happen in the ninth, didn't you? Come on, Saul Rivera closing? The only question was the final score. After all, we're talking Marlins and Nationals here.
Effing Marlins. The 'pen blows it again.
Woah now! Rizzo blows up the bullpen, removes spare parts! Nats whack Saul Rivera, Steven Shell, and Wil Ledezma. Oh, and Josh Bard, finally. Welcome: Garrett Mock (*cough* *cough* New Closer *cough*), Jason Bergmann, Kip Wells, and Jordan Zimmermann. Good luck; hope you brought your life vests.
*Just for the record, Manny isn't actually mad as hell (via Nationals dot com): "I'm still positive. I can control my attitude and my effort every single day... I'm not angry. I'm getting my point across."