How Will Nats Perform Sans Their Skipper?

I wasn’t going to post this morning with no real news coming out of the Sox camp during the off-day.

But then came the news that our next opponent’s skipper, Washington’s Jim Riggleman, had resigned when his GM Mike Rizzo refused to talk with him about an extension.

The whole situation is strange, but if you read between the lines it seems that the fact the Nationals front office didn’t want to engage in any dialogue means Riggleman wasn’t their guy going forward–and he saw it coming. At least that’s my opinion.

So, how does it affect the Sox this weekend? Well, the Nationals come in on fire, having won 11 of their last 12. We just have to hope that despite their recent surge they are a bit dazed and confused with the managerial controversy.

A sweep will put us over .500.

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