The Nationals wanted Joe Girardi to be their manager. He said, “Thanks, but no thanks.”
The Nationals wanted Terry Pendleton to be their manager, but he said, “Talk to the hand.”
Does anybody want to manage the Nationals? Reports are that the team is now focused on hiring Mets 3B Coach Manny Acta. What happens if Acta bails, or if he’s hired by the Giants or A’s? Do the Nationals have a plan D? And why doesn’t anybody want to work for a franchise with a supportive fan base, a new stadium under construction, and a future all-star in Ryan Zimmerman?
As far as Pendleton goes, rumor is he could be in line to replace Braves manager Bobby Cox.