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Bowden Resigns

Jim Bowden resigned this morning as Washington Nationals general manager. The team has not yet named a successor, even on an interim basis.

Bowden said, "It is an emotional decision that saddens me, but one that I feel is in the best interests of the two things I love most -- baseball and the Washington Nationals."

More to come.

By Chico Harlan  |  March 1, 2009; 9:07 AM ET
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Just saw it on News4 this morning - I hate to see anyone lose their job, but it's really for best. Let's play ball!

Posted by: BGinVA | March 1, 2009 9:14 AM | Report abuse

He forgot the thing he loves most of all--Jim Bowden.

Posted by: sbiel2 | March 1, 2009 9:15 AM | Report abuse


Now perhaps the Nationals can actually be run by a guy with 1) a baseball brain and 2) some class and decency.

It's amazing Bowden lasted this long.

Posted by: DCMike1 | March 1, 2009 9:32 AM | Report abuse

I am glad Bowden did the classy thing and bowed out. Good luck JimBo.

Posted by: dfh123 | March 1, 2009 9:38 AM | Report abuse

Bowden did some good things but he was more like a purveyor of a regional carnival or minor league pro wrestling circuit.

Rizzo will be GM and he'll do a good job.

However, the Lerners's financial commitment to the Nats is what will drive success or failure.

Posted by: nativedc | March 1, 2009 10:10 AM | Report abuse

About freekin' time. How the heck can you build a contender with this circus going on plus Bowden has always built losers. Guys like Pat Gillick may make some mistakes but mostly end up on the positive side (re: 3 World Series Champions and plenty of playoff teams). Hopefully they'll get a good baseball man in there soon to run the Nats. They should try and get Mike Arbuckle. "The Philadelphia Phillies are 2008 World Champions of Baseball!!!" Go Nats!!

Posted by: billm32 | March 1, 2009 10:12 AM | Report abuse

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