Yeah, he just drove Soriano's price up - good job Jim.
BTW- finally a GD hit.
Will someone give the rundown on what JimBo is saying?
I've been cursed with the Cards/Cubs game down here in NC.
How in the heck did you get THAT game - you're in Braves AND Nats territory!!!
First off, I've never seen Bowden in an interview but he comes off like a used-car salesman. Definitely not down-to-earth. Some of what I can remember:
*Explained that Soriano was not going to sign with the Nats if he was traded, and they didn't get more than 2 draft picks offered, hence why Alfonso remains a Nat.
*Talked about Soriano becoming the only player to have 20 outfield assists, 40 homers and 30 SB's - sounded very cheesey and desperate to create some buzz about the team. The announcers said that Bowden should be Soriano's agent
*Stated the new ballpark would be ready for Opening Day 2008.
*Had a brain-fart talking about the Nationals becoming "America's Team".
*Said the keys to building a winner starts with the farm system, then pitching and defense. No sh*t Sherlock.
*Bragged about signing a 16-y/o prospect from the Dominican Republic over all of the major-market teams (wait, isn't DC a major market?)
That's about all I can remember - if I could say one thing he's not, its modest.