Category Archives: MORGAN

Riggleman on Morgan: "If Nyjer was playing today, he’d get hit."

In his usual pre-game press conference, Washington Nationals Manager Jim Riggleman started his remarks about Nyjer Morgan intentionally running into St. Louis Cardinals catcher Bryan Anderson by saying, "I don’t want to say a whole lot about it," but then spent five minutes talking about it, in no uncertain terms.
I don’t normally post transcripts, but I think the Manager’s words speak for Continue reading

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Random Thoughts on Sunday Morning

While waiting for Manager Jim Riggleman’s pre-game press conference…
BULLET POINT STYLE!
After popping up in his first at bat last night, Adam Dunn came back to the dugout shaking his head, almost in disbelief.  If the work he and Rick Eckstein did on video yesterday really clicked, it might have been in that first at bat that he "figured something out", and put it to work later on the home run Continue reading

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GAME 130 REVIEW: JAILBREAK!

"They probably got it right, but it’s a terrible rule. It’s got to be changed." — Jim Riggleman, on Ian Desmond being called out for running inside the baseline.

Jim Riggleman tries to usher Dan Radison away from "Country" Joe West. (Photo by A. Amobi/Nats News Network)
THE RESULT:  Friday night, the Washington Nationals left 12 runners on base.  What a difference a day makes.
Saturday night, Continue reading

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GAME 129 REVIEW: A Dark Day All Around in NatsTown

THE RESULT:  At 10:30 am Friday, Washington Nationals General Manager Mike Rizzo uttered the two words no one in the baseball world wanted to hear:  Tommy John.
At 4:00 pm, the 22-year old for whom that dreaded procedure was ordered told everyone — in no uncertain terms — that he would be back better than ever.

And at 7:05 pm, the team went out and put on display many of the traits that have Continue reading

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