So B.J. doesn’t hustle on the game’s final play last night and … is back in the line-up. It’s not the first time.
Maybe Fredi wants Wren fired, too. Speaking of, Buster Olney on his podcast today said the Braves are more likely to fire their GM than manager. My guess: Highly regarded assistant GM John Coppolella gets a promotion, with John Hart acting as his consigliere. Works for me.
Now if we can just get Chipper to come on as hitting coach.
Back to tonight’s game: If the Nats win they’ll be the 9th team to pop the champagne at Turner Field.
The others: Yankees (’96), Marlins (’97), Padres (’98), Cards (’00), D’backs (’01), Giants (’02), Cubs (’03), Astros (’04), Giants (’10), Cards (’12)
Gosselin, Simmons, Freeman, J Upton, Heyward, Bethancourt, Johnson, B Upton, Harang
*Tower was a longtime D.C. fixture nominated by Bush ’41 to be Defense Secretary. The Senate rejected Tower after allegations he was a boozer, which the accompanying photo seems to confirm.