Prior to the Phillies beating the Nationals two days in a row this week, their skipper got quite a bit of enjoyment out of the Phillies trading away their two best outfielders in Shane Victorino and Hunter Pence on Tuesday. Nats Manager Davey Johnson even admitted as much on their pregame radio show on Tuesday, via DC Sports Bog:
“I have no sympathy for ‘em,” Johnson said. “Shoot, I’m still missing
three key players — I’m missing Willy Ramos, Ian Desmond and Jayson
Werth. They’re not in my lineup. So they’ve fallen on some hard times
over there, and they had a little fire sale today, which was fun for me
Washington Post writer Dan Steinberg adds his own thoughts immediately following Johnson's quote. "Fun!," Steinz exclaims. And I agree.
Just more fuel to the budding rivalry. Sure, the Nats are in first place, but they still have no hardware down in DC.
Here's to enjoying watching the Nationals choke in 2012.
And getting swept this evening by the fire-sale Phillies.