(A year later, the P-Nats finally get their man. Image via P-Nats official website.)
And so, despite all the mean things the P-Nats and Prince William County execs said about Mike Rizzo last month in a row over the (allegedly shitty) field conditions at Pfitzner Stadium, Rizzo threw the P-Nats a bone and will send the crown jewel of the Nats organization out to the mound at the Pfitz Friday night. Or more accurately, the Suns are on the road Friday night, so Rizzo had no other choice?
Just for fun, let's go back to the spat that erupted between Mike Rizzo, Prince William County, and the P-Nats over the (allegedly) crappy field conditions at Pfitzner Stadium, courtesy of the Washington Times' Nathan Fenno; here's Corey Stewart, chairman of the Prince William Board of County Supervisors, ripping Rizzo in the Washington Times back on July 20.
"Rizzo ought to focus on doing his job, which could probably use some improvement,” Mr. Stewart said, voice shaking. “He’s talking out of his rear end. … He doesn’t know what’s happening because he didn’t bother to check. ...Frankly, he’s not a good manager. He’s received a lot of criticism for his performance for the job he should be doing. He should stick to the job he’s supposed to do instead of getting involved in something he doesn’t know about."
Bet you a dollar Corey Stewart is singing a different tune after hearing the news about Strasmas on Friday at the Pfitz; and bet you a dollar Mike Rizzo has instructed Stephen Strasburg to stay the hell away from the (alleged) potholes in the outfield