Good morning, McCoven!
This weekend, the Nationals have the opportunity to win or even sweep the World Series, for the first time in franchise history! Which is not a sentence I expected to be writing a month ago, but here we are. And I’m pretty happy about it, to be honest. They’ve been a lot of fun to watch, with Wednesday night’s dugout celebrations a joyous baseball experience for the whole family.
Meanwhile Houston’s organization is basically a tire fire rotting on an island in an ocean of nuclear waste. Which isn’t fair to their players, on the whole, but such is the way of these things.
Anyway, enjoy the World Series.
In the meantime, let’s talk a bit about Bruce Bochy. I had a weird feeling, towards the end of the final week of the season, that retirement was maybe not his decision and that it was possibly a face-saving PR decision by the organization to “gracefully” move on from the relationship. After the way the ceremony played out, I shook it off.
But as you probably saw yesterday, Bochy says he wants another shot at and is thinking about managing in 2021. Which....well, good for him. I don’t begrudge him wanting to give it another go. But it doesn’t reflect well on the organization if that was how this played out. I suppose we’ll find out more between now and 2021.