Context is important. So please don’t get me wrong! I’ve been a season ticket holder since day 1. I was a Senators fan way back when (yes, I am that old). So I’m happy to have a home town baseball team.
- Do I want the Nats to win the World Series? Of course!
- In the greater scheme of things, what does it matter if they don’t? To tell you the truth, except for bragging rights, not much.
So just to be the outrageous contrarian (ya know, someone who says something they may or may not agree with just to start a debate), consider the following glass half full and the glass half empty perspectives.
So here is my glass half full perspective: the Nats go on a long winning streak and the Metsies take a dive and the Nats make the post-season. Once they get there it is a crap-shoot.
And now the glass half-empty – the Mets win the NL East and it is not even close.
So where is the silver lining? If the Nats make the post-season, great; and if they don’t make the post-season, that might, just might force Rizzo to do what many of us have suggested – fire Matt Williams and get a new manager.
I have been reluctant to join the Matt Williams must go bandwagon, but I have to admit that the games since the All-Star game have pushed me over the edge. Last year, and earlier this year, when he made mistakes, I convinced myself that he was learning and getting better. Such an opinion, IMO, is simply no longer reasonable.
So let’s start speculating on who the manager should be. Randy Knorr is certainly a candidate. But permit me to propose a somewhat outrageous one: Jayson Werth as the first player-manager since Pete Rose retired as a player after the 1986 season.
Let the speculation begin!