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Nationals Journal: November 11, 2007 - November 17, 2007

More from Manny

So I talked to Manny Acta for a while yesterday, some of which is reflected here in this rather mundane rundown of the manager of the year awards. But there was a bit more to the conversation, which I thought...

By Barry Svrluga  |  November 15, 2007; 12:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Managers of the Year: Melvin and Wedge

Bob Melvin of Arizona and Eric Wedge of Cleveland were just named NL and AL managers of the year, respectively. Manny Acta received four third-place votes in the NL race, finishing behind Melvin, Philadelphia's Charlie Manuel, Colorado's Clint Hurdle, Chicago's...

By Barry Svrluga  |  November 14, 2007; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (90)
 
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A year ago, a manager was hired

Last year, on Nov. 14, Manny Acta was officially hired as manager of the Washington Nationals, the first big hire for the Lerner/Kasten regime. He replaced Frank Robinson, a Hall of Famer and something of an icon. That day at...

By Barry Svrluga  |  November 14, 2007; 11:32 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
 
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Source: Sunday night opener a "strong possibility"

So in reporting some stuff on Tuesday afternoon, I discovered an interesting tidbit: It looks like not only are the Nationals still in the running to host the ESPN Sunday night opener, but they're right in the thick of it....

By Barry Svrluga  |  November 13, 2007; 10:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (36)
 
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Zimmerman update: Another surgical procedure

Just finished typing this for tomorrow's $.35 edition. Figured y'all should see it here. Washington Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman yesterday underwent a follow-up procedure to clear up a hematoma that resulted from last week's surgery on his left wrist,...

By Barry Svrluga  |  November 13, 2007; 8:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
 
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More from Nationals Park

I'm waiting for a couple of calls back from some people, so I thought I'd round out some stuff from the tour of the ballpark this morning. First of all, with the help of the Journal staff and the folks...

By Barry Svrluga  |  November 13, 2007; 3:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
 
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The Unveiling

Just got back from the ballpark where Mayor Fenty and Stan Kasten and others "unveiled" the new turf and made some other announcements. I'll do a more thorough entry within the next few hours. But for now, a few highlights....

By Barry Svrluga  |  November 13, 2007; 1:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (48)
 
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