Getting Swept By the Phillies Caused Angry Yelling Among First Place Nationals

Getting Swept By the Phillies Caused Angry Yelling Among First Place Nationals

Sure, the Phillies have had a pretty darn crappy season in 2012 and the Washington Nationals have played fantastic ball for the better part of the summer, good enough to be the National League favorites with just about a month left in the season, but damn it if I'm not going to thoroughly enjoy sweeping them for one weekend in August. And extra bonus points for the sweep at the hands of the Fightins that causes a minor shouting match between Nationals Manager Davey Johnson and GM Mike Rizzo.

As the story goes, following yesterday's Phillies victory behind the handy work of one Clifton Phifer Lee, reporters heard Johnson screaming in the clubhouse. As told by the Nats beat writers:

"Why don't you come down here and manage this team!" At which
point Nationals PR director John Dever asked all of us to head back
outside the clubhouse.

Yeah! Why don't you!

Nationals beat writer Mark Zuckerman goes on to poo-poo the situation.

It all sounds like juicy and salacious stuff, because it's the kind of
outburst that rarely takes place within earshot of reporters. But that's
the key point: This stuff rarely takes place within earshot of
reporters. That doesn't mean it doesn't take place when reporters are
nowhere in sight.

And finally:

The level of respect Rizzo has for Johnson and vice
versa is as strong as you'll find between any manager and GM in
baseball.

Oh. Well that's just not as fun as we were hoping for when we first heard of the great quote above.

As Cliff Lee might say, "Whatever."

Regardless of the outburst not turning into an all out coup in Washington, I think Phillies fans can still enjoy the sweep that took place at Citizens Bank Park over the weekend. If you know you're gonna lose the war, gotta enjoy the minor victories along the way a little bit more.

Plus, causing grown men to yell at one another is always fun.

For real insight on the actual happenings of the Nationals, check out the original article.

>>Heated words, but no rift between Johnson and Rizzo [CSN Wash]

Eagles sign former third-round guard Dallas Thomas

Eagles sign former third-round guard Dallas Thomas

The Eagles have signed former Dolphins offensive guard Dallas Thomas to a reserve/futures contract. 

Thomas, 27, was drafted by the Dolphins in the third round (No. 77) out of Tennessee in 2013 and was with them until this past season.  

In his four-year career, Thomas has played in 37 games with 26 starts. He started nine games in 2014 and started all 16 games at left guard in 2015. 

Thomas (6-5, 315 pound) and 2014 third-rounder Billy Turner were both released in October after a poor showing agains the Titans. While Thomas was the team's starter at left guard in 2015, rookie Laremy Tunsil took over that position with the Dolphins in 2016. 

In 2015, when Thomas started all 16 games at left guard, he was ranked as the worst guard in football by ProFootballFocus. He gave up 10 sacks, 10 QB hits and 36 QB hurries. 

Mike Trout wins Eagles-Cowboys bet forcing friend to look ridiculous

Mike Trout wins Eagles-Cowboys bet forcing friend to look ridiculous

Mike Trout sure does win a lot when the Eagless beat the Cowboys.

Not only did the Los Angeles Angels outfielder get a touchdown ball from Carson Wentz during the Eagles win over the Cowboys to cap off the season, but he also won a bet on the game with a friend.

Turns out, Trout had some sort of bet with DJ Cottrell, whose Twitter profile says he is from Trout's hometown of Millville, NJ. Cottrell is likely a Cowboys fan and came up on the losing end.

"The fact I have to wear an entire Eagles uniform to the gym for a week is going to be the death of me," he Tweeted on Tuesday.

Then he posted a photo of himself in the ridiculous football uniform while posing alongside Trout.

It's good to be Mike Trout. Not so much a Dallas Cowboys fan these days.

[via Cut4]