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Offline tzinc

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Re: Fire Rizzo
« Reply #3725: August 16, 2018, 02:08:46 PM »
if Rizzo was ok with firing Dusty he should be fired
if Rizoo was not ok with firing Dusty he should have stood up to the Lerners with an ultimate

in either case Rizzo is to blame he failed

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« Reply #3726: August 16, 2018, 02:13:43 PM »
if Rizzo was ok with firing Dusty he should be fired
if Rizoo was not ok with firing Dusty he should have stood up to the Lerners with an ultimate

in either case Rizzo is to blame he failed
Yea, because it would be great to win a couple more games and not make the playoffs.

Anyone who thinks Dusty is the reason this team is ~.500 and not winning 97 games is a moron.

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Re: Fire Rizzo
« Reply #3727: August 16, 2018, 03:24:44 PM »
if Rizzo was ok with firing Dusty he should be fired
if Rizoo was not ok with firing Dusty he should have stood up to the Lerners with an ultimate

in either case Rizzo is to blame he failed

so you are supposed to quit your job every time there is a decision you don't agree with?

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Re: Fire Rizzo
« Reply #3728: August 16, 2018, 03:27:31 PM »
so you are supposed to quit your job every time there is a decision you don't agree with?

Seriously...if that were the case, I'd have been unemployed for the last 21 years of my career...

Which, in retrospect, having been retired for 4-1/2 years now, may not have been such a bad thing...  :D

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« Reply #3729: August 16, 2018, 03:32:52 PM »
Seriously...if that were the case, I'd have been unemployed for the last 21 years of my career...

Which, in retrospect, having been retired for 4-1/2 years now, may not have been such a bad thing...  :D

hopefully you have a better nest egg now. :)

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« Reply #3730: August 16, 2018, 03:36:21 PM »
hopefully you have a better nest egg now. :)

Not sure...I know that my wife won't let me buy a new car...  :shrug:

It's a discussion we seem to have, at least tangentially, every day...  ;)


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Re: Fire Rizzo
« Reply #3731: August 16, 2018, 03:45:50 PM »
Not sure...I know that my wife won't let me buy a new car...  :shrug:

It's a discussion we seem to have, at least tangentially, every day...  ;)



Rav-4s appear to be cheap now. :)

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Re: Fire Rizzo
« Reply #3732: August 16, 2018, 03:57:31 PM »
Rav-4s appear to be cheap now. :)

 :spit:

Offline JCA-CrystalCity

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Re: Fire Rizzo
« Reply #3733: August 16, 2018, 04:05:46 PM »
Rav-4s appear to be cheap now. :)
vark strikes me as a Chevy Bolt guy.

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Re: Fire Rizzo
« Reply #3734: August 16, 2018, 04:06:48 PM »
vark strikes me as a Chevy Bolt guy.

Is that the electric one?  Oh, yeah...right up my alley...  :D

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« Reply #3735: August 16, 2018, 04:22:20 PM »
Is that the electric one?  Oh, yeah...right up my alley...  :D
that's the plug in hybrid, I think.  Hey, electrics have great acceleration.

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« Reply #3736: August 16, 2018, 04:27:23 PM »
that's the plug in hybrid, I think.  Hey, electrics have great acceleration.

They do...but I don't have the time to spend at the Dairy Queen in Thornburg to recharge the batteries on my way to and from DC...

Though they do have sprinkles...

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« Reply #3737: August 16, 2018, 04:28:20 PM »
that's the plug in hybrid, I think.  Hey, electrics have great acceleration.

Bolt is all electric

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Re: Fire Rizzo
« Reply #3738: August 16, 2018, 04:29:57 PM »
They do...but I don't have the time to spend at the Dairy Queen in Thornburg to recharge the batteries on my way to and from DC...

Though they do have sprinkles...
Know it well from the old days

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Re: Fire Rizzo
« Reply #3739: August 16, 2018, 04:33:51 PM »
Know it well from the old days

We love that place...

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Re: Fire Rizzo
« Reply #3740: August 16, 2018, 05:56:45 PM »
Not sure...I know that my wife won't let me buy a new car...  :shrug:

It's a discussion we seem to have, at least tangentially, every day...  ;)


Get a Power Wagon, you can create your own parking space.

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Re: Fire Rizzo
« Reply #3741: August 16, 2018, 06:39:31 PM »

Get a Power Wagon, you can create your own parking space.

I have a Hemi RAM 1500...not quite the same...but close enough...

Our son-in-law is borrowing it for the summer.  I thought not having it here among the others would make it seem more like I needed another vehicle...but no bueno...

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Re: Fire Rizzo
« Reply #3742: August 16, 2018, 09:58:37 PM »
Bolt is all electric
I get my Bolt and my Volt mixed up.

Offline tzinc

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Re: Fire Rizzo
« Reply #3743: August 19, 2018, 06:09:50 PM »
Rizzo never got that managers do matter.

Offline LoveAngelos

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Re: Fire Rizzo
« Reply #3744: August 19, 2018, 06:23:06 PM »
Gio is just done.
Happens to the best of them

Offline hotshot

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« Reply #3745: August 19, 2018, 06:52:12 PM »
2 freaking hits?? Fans should get their admission refunded. This club has no starting pitching (save Max), no relievers worth a damn (save Doolittle), and can't hit at all when it counts.

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« Reply #3746: August 20, 2018, 12:49:14 PM »
https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/nationals/the-nationals-had-the-bullpen-they-wanted-then-flaring-tempers-and-injuries-tore-it-apart/2018/08/20/e16445fe-a47d-11e8-8fac-12e98c13528d_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.a50b4a8bfd0b

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Rizzo believed the Nationals should stand pat. As he said in his midmorning text to The Post that solidified his stance, “Bryce isn’t going anywhere. I believe in this team.” He made his recommendation to ownership but they still wanted options, to know what a sell-off might yield.

So the front office provided them. When names started being exchanged, ownership agreed to stay the course. At some point midmorning on Tuesday, the Nationals public relations staff understood the team would not be making any more deals. Then they did.

This goes into the Kintzler trade, which was a surprise.

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But in the aftermath of that story, according to people with direct knowledge of the situation, Rizzo delivered a message to his clubhouse that warned against spreading misinformation.

Kintzler heard about that message, and went to Rizzo before he left Nationals Park, according to people familiar with their exchange. He promised him he wasn’t the source. He had already admitted to being one of the sources for a July 19 Washington Post story outlining relievers’ concerns about Manager Dave Martinez’s handling of the bullpen. He went to Rizzo, in person, to be forthright about that. So when he heard that Rizzo had told his teammates to pipe down, Kintzler worried a misconception had ended his Nationals tenure. He swore to Rizzo, on his children, he hadn’t been the source.

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Repeatedly asked about this later, Rizzo said he didn’t trade Kintzler because he spoke up — or because he thought he spoke up. He insisted the deal was more about payroll, and continues to do so. Asked about it in Chicago last week, before the Sunday meltdown, Rizzo said that if he had known Herrera and Madson would get hurt, he would not have traded Kintzler, who has allowed three runs in six innings with the Cubs.

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Kelley explained later that he was just frustrated with himself, and the look into the dugout was more of a cry for help with the umpires. Rizzo said later he interpreted the glare as showing up Martinez, of staring at the manager because he hadn’t come out to argue for his pitcher’s cause. Kelley’s teammates felt the same.


Rizzo headed down to the clubhouse and confronted Kelley, according to people familiar with the situation. The argument became heated, including raised voices, and eventually it almost became physical, according to people familiar with the exchange. Adam Eaton got between the two of them and separated them before things could advance further, but Rizzo’s frustration was not isolated.

Scherzer and Madson also faced up Kelley that night to express their disapproval of the outburst. Not long after, Rizzo told Kelley he would be designating him for assignment, then issued his “if you’re not in, you’re in the way” proclamation to reporters the next day.


Things are going great!


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Re: Fire Rizzo
« Reply #3747: August 20, 2018, 12:58:57 PM »
If you are a GM and you are getting into physical confrontations with a player you have failed at your job. Full Stop.

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Re: Fire Rizzo
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Offline comish4lif

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Re: Fire Rizzo
« Reply #3749: August 20, 2018, 01:07:27 PM »
Not sure...I know that my wife won't let me buy a new car...  :shrug:

It's a discussion we seem to have, at least tangentially, every day...  ;)
Your wife won't let you buy a new car either? At least, I'm not alone on this.