(AP Photos/The Washington Times, Peter Lockley. Sometimes, we long for the halcyon days of Jim Bowden and his Segway.)
"Following in the footsteps of Paul LoDuca and Dmitri Young, another bad [signing] by the Nationals. This time by a new GM, at least. ...At least a different GM is making this decision along with Stan Kasten and the organization."
(Jim Bowden, via SIRIUS/XM MLB Home Plate via DC Sports Bog, 12/8/2009)
Oh No He Di'int!
Yes, he did. Of course he did. Just face it, Nats fans: Jim Bowden will haunt you forever. Taunting you. Mocking you. There's no point in getting upset about it.
Bowden's comments this morning on SIRIUS XM Radio's MLB Home Plate channel about the Nats' overpaying for the carcass of Pudge Rodriguez, lovingly transcribed by Dan Steinberg earlier this afternoon at Da Bog, are just another reminder that Jim Bowden won't ever, ever ever -- and we mean never -- go away. He loves this. And in a way, we do too. Steinberg nailed the absurdity of it all in his post. There's not much more to say on the matter that hasn't already been said.
The thing is, though, Jimbo makes a good point: Pudge very likely could be another bad signing by the Nats. And the common thread between them is Stan Kasten's blessing.
So, we move on. But we'll also make it a point to tune into his show tomorrow morning on SIRIUS XM, just in case he has any other insights to share about the Nats. Until then, how about a little trip down memory lane? How many days until pitchers and catchers report?