Nationals bring back all 7 members of coaching staff for '17

WASHINGTON (AP) All seven members of Washington Nationals manager Dusty Baker's major league coaching staff will return to the team for the 2017 season. The team made the announcement on Twitter on Thursday. Among the coaches sticking around for next season: pitching coach Mike Maddux, hitting coach Rick Schu, bench coach Chris Speier, first base coach Davey Lopes and third base...
Via Associated Press
October 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Bob Henley’s failed send adds another chapter to Nationals postseason misery

Embed from Getty Images Bob Henley has added another chapter to the Nationals’ postseason misery. Henley sending Jayson Werth from third to home only to be thrown out by a mile may have been the worst send in baseball history. It not only ended the bottom half of the sixth inning, it swung momentum to the Los Angeles Dodgers and started Washington’s downward spiral that...
Via KCM Sports
October 14, 2016

"Didn't get it done, man."

"This one’s tough. You play all year for this, and you get to this point and you want to win. You feel like you get right there, and you get it taken away from you right at the last second. This one’s tough, it hurts. It was a crazy series. We battled, they battled. It was right there. Right there for us to get. Didn’t get it done, man. It sucks." (Jayson Werth, via MASNSports...
Via Nationals Enquirer
October 14, 2016

The Henley Send.

And so, Bob Henley inexplicably sent Jayson Werth home to kill off a potential rally in the bottom of the sixth up 1-0, and then everything fell apart for the Nationals in the top of the 7th, with the Dodgers jumping out to a 4-1 lead. Most plausible theory floated yet for what the hell Henley was thinking: He was waving in a flock of lucky pigeons. (Vine of The Henley...
Via Nationals Enquirer
October 13, 2016

Washington Nationals coaching staff returns next season

The Washington Nationals announced that for the first time since the 2008 season, the entire coaching staff will return.  The 2-14 National League Manager of the Year will not break in any new faces on the staff. Pitching coach Steve McCatty is the longest tenured Nats coach.  Next season will be his seventh season with the club.  Bench coach Randy Knorr is the second most tenured...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

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