But seriously, this is all very exciting for the Nationals and their fans. But apparently, it is most exciting for Bowden. In Boswell's column today:
"The fire department is in my office right now hosing down my phone because all it does is burn."Hey, that's great, Jim. You're an American bad-ass! But in the coming days (Major League Baseball's trade deadline is Monday), instead of talking about it, how about, you know, accomplishing something? Bowden's a great sound byte, I'll give him that, but I am willing to bet money that he won't pull off a major trade this season.
I sure can talk a good game, I know that much...
Some of that isn't his fault. The Chicago White Sox wanting Soriano but refusing to part with young pitching phenom Brandon McCarthy is like that guy in your fantasy football league who keeps trying to trade you Lee Evans for Antonio Gates ("Evans is a wide receiver, man! Gates is just a tight end!"). But still, I bet it won't happen. Watch him pull off some quarter-for-five-nickels trade involving Ramon Ortiz at the 11th hour just to justify his own non-stop gush of cowboy rhetoric.
For my part, I hope they keep Soriano. He said he wanted to be here (at least, before they started auctioning him off like some prize-winning beef steer) and he's freaky good and fun to watch and not even that old. Why not hold onto him? But in any case, these last few days of the trade season are put-up-or-shut-up time for the Nats. Either pull off a trade, or quit yer yappin.
- Washington Post story
- Boswell's column
- Remember when Bowden got a DUI a few months back?
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