Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Bobby V And Tony T

The Nationals are denying it. Well, actually it's Tony Tavares. And although we get a strong "It's absolutely not true," I'm sure there were some weasel words ahead of it depending on what question was actually asked.

But my second favorite interweb site (next to this one), Japan Today says that he was contacted by the Nats. Or at least they say that he said. Or something like that. Read for yourself.

If the team had contacted Bobby V, there's a good reason they wouldn't talk about it -- because Frank Robinson is beloved. And as long as the DC Council still has any sort of say, it's best not to alienate them. Firing a popular, African American manager who is popular, coming off a successful season might not be the best move as long, especially with 3/4 of the council running for mayor in the predominantly minority (is that a oxymoron?) city.

I don't think that that would preclude them from dumping Frank's weary bones later this offseason, but there's at least a month left until the Council is done with the ballpark legislation. And as Bowden, who isn't on the record against Bobby V or for Frank, is fond of saying, the manager isn't important until February. There's still plenty of time.


  • Remember, Frank doesn't have to be fired, he has no contract.

    By Blogger Yuda, at 11/01/2005 3:10 PM  

  • Technically right, but it's sort of a distinction without a difference.

    Regardless of the technical side of it, it'll be reported as a firing, just as Espstein was reported to have 'quit' yesterday, even though his contract ran out, too.

    By Blogger Chris Needham, at 11/01/2005 3:11 PM  

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