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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Jim Bowden Updates List Of Washington Nationals’ Managerial Candidates

Bowdensity of Solutions.

Former DC GM Jim Bowden sent out a tweet yesterday listing the candidates for the Nationals’ job opening on the bench which read simply, “Nats MGR search includes: Mattingly,Duncan,Yost,Riggleman & BValen,” and now this afternoon, Bowden’s back with an updated list which includes a few new names:

  “Up-Dated Nationals Managerial Candidates: Mattingly, Valentine, Mills, Melvin, Cora, Yost, Bowa.”

Don Mattingly, Bobby Valentine and Ned Yost were on yesterday’s list, “Mills” is, of course, Brad Mills, the Boston Red Sox’ Bench Coach, (and former Montreal Expos’ draft pick), Bob Melvin, the former D-Backs’ skipper, has ties to Rizzo, Joey Cora’s the White Sox’ Bench Coach and “Bowa’s”, Bowa, Larry Bowa, the man you might

Repoz Posted: October 14, 2009 at 12:20 PM | 29 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Craig Calcaterra Posted: October 14, 2009 at 01:04 PM (#3351567)
How in the hell would the disgraced and subsequently fired Jim Bowden be privy to this kind of information? My sense is that after he was canned last spring, the Nats went on a much-needed de-Bowedenification campaign in the front office. Does he have a mole deep within Nats' HQ, or is he just speculating like the rest of us?
   2. Stevis Posted: October 14, 2009 at 01:16 PM (#3351579)
I assumed this was an Onion link. Ye gods.
   3. The Essex Snead Posted: October 14, 2009 at 01:19 PM (#3351583)
Does he have a mole deep within Nats' HQ, or is he just speculating like the rest of us?

He's got Elijah Dukes hiding in a potted plant outside Rizzo's office.
   4. The Pequod Posted: October 14, 2009 at 01:34 PM (#3351602)
Anyone have a link to Dubya's Twitter? I'm looking for some inside info on Obama's plans for Afghanistan.
   5. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: October 14, 2009 at 01:42 PM (#3351615)
Dear lord, please choose Larry Bowa. I need more comedy in my life.
   6. Rickey! trades in sheep and threats Posted: October 14, 2009 at 01:45 PM (#3351621)
I'm sure somewhere in the Nats front office there's someone who still has Bowden on speed dial.
   7. sunnyday2 Posted: October 14, 2009 at 02:10 PM (#3351660)
Lemme guess. Which of these is the re-tread of re-treads, with the maximum amount of tread wear up and down his back. There's your new-old manager. Unless the Astros get him first.
   8. Mister High Standards Posted: October 14, 2009 at 02:14 PM (#3351669)
Joe Torre was a retread. Terry Francona was a retread.
   9. Tricky Dick Posted: October 14, 2009 at 02:20 PM (#3351673)
Mills and Melvin seem to be the "overlap" between the Nats' and Astros' list.
   10. Guapo Posted: October 14, 2009 at 02:42 PM (#3351706)
For some reason, I'm more excited by the possibility of Don Mattingly being the Nationals manager than I was by the signing of Steven Strasburg. Child of the 80s I guess.
   11. OsunaSakata Posted: October 14, 2009 at 03:13 PM (#3351739)
Does he have a mole deep within Nats' HQ, or is he just speculating like the rest of us?


He's got Elijah Dukes hiding in a potted plant outside Rizzo's office.

Bob Boone is still currently employed the Nats. Elijah Dukes' information, unfortunately, consists of pictures of firearms.
   12. Spahn Insane Posted: October 14, 2009 at 03:16 PM (#3351744)
How in the hell would the disgraced and subsequently fired Jim Bowden be privy to this kind of information?

My thought exactly on reading the headline--"Wasn't Bowden fired months ago?"
   13. The Essex Snead Posted: October 14, 2009 at 03:25 PM (#3351757)
Elijah Dukes' information, unfortunately, consists of pictures of firearms.

"That's great, Elijah, but who are they gunning FOR?"
   14. Comic Strip Person Posted: October 14, 2009 at 04:18 PM (#3351817)
Is it possible that Bowden doesn't realize he's not running the Nats anymore?

"Yeah, Jim, why don't you just get your work done from your home office?"
   15. UCCF Posted: October 14, 2009 at 04:29 PM (#3351833)
I assumed this was an Onion link. Ye gods.

I thought I might come here and see a classic Transaction Oracle picture, something with a scribbled list of names next to some doodles.
   16. Craig Calcaterra Posted: October 14, 2009 at 04:56 PM (#3351883)
He's got Elijah Dukes hiding in a potted plant outside Rizzo's office.


"You dead, daffodil"
   17. Brian Oliver Posted: October 14, 2009 at 05:27 PM (#3351950)
One of the partners with the Nationals and a VP/GM for Baseball Administration is Squire Galbreath. Galbreath was Bowden's college roommate and helped Bowden get his first job with MLB. Galbreath's father was an owner of the Pirates.
   18. Guapo Posted: October 14, 2009 at 05:41 PM (#3351973)
By the way, this list is extremely White.
   19. KJOK Posted: October 14, 2009 at 05:55 PM (#3351990)
One of the partners with the Nationals and a VP/GM for Baseball Administration is Squire Galbreath. Galbreath was Bowden's college roommate and helped Bowden get his first job with MLB. Galbreath's father was an owner of the Pirates.

Add to this that most of the staff was likely hired by Bowden, and it's not at all surprising he'd be up-to-date on what is happening.
   20. ColonelTom Posted: October 14, 2009 at 06:08 PM (#3352014)
Bushmills!
   21. Best Regards, President of Comfort, Esq. Posted: October 14, 2009 at 06:10 PM (#3352018)
Joe Torre was a retread. Terry Francona was a retread.
They both took over teams than had won the Wild Card the previous season.
   22. Honkie Kong Posted: October 14, 2009 at 06:12 PM (#3352022)
a VP/GM for Baseball Administration is Squire Galbreath.

His first name is Squire?!
   23. Mindworm Posted: October 14, 2009 at 06:30 PM (#3352043)
Those tweets seem to have disappeared.
   24. Brian Oliver Posted: October 14, 2009 at 06:32 PM (#3352049)
His first name is Squire?!


No, his given name is John W. Galbreath. He is always referred to as Squire Galbreath.

Why? I have no idea
   25. Shooty Is Disappointed With His Midstream Urine Posted: October 14, 2009 at 06:59 PM (#3352100)
No, his given name is John W. Galbreath. He is always referred to as Squire Galbreath.

Why? I have no idea


He's a Bill and Ted fan?
   26. Tom Nawrocki Posted: October 14, 2009 at 07:11 PM (#3352115)
By the way, this list is extremely White.


Ellis Valentine isn't white.
   27. Chris Needham Posted: October 14, 2009 at 07:21 PM (#3352123)
No, his given name is John W. Galbreath. He is always referred to as Squire Galbreath.

Why? I have no idea


I'm guessing it's because he likes to screw horses.
   28. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: October 15, 2009 at 03:14 PM (#3352784)
"Why? I have no idea"

The shocking truth: It's a nickname.
   29. Gamingboy Posted: October 15, 2009 at 03:47 PM (#3352829)
Also: Stump Merrill.

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