April 18th, 2006

Nats GM Bowden Charged With DUI

Lots of my friends in the Natosphere don’t like team GM Jim Bowden all that much. Looks like they’re going to get a new cudgel to hit him with:

Nationals general manager Jim Bowden was arrested and charged with driving under the influence while in Florida during his team’s series against the Marlins last weekend.

The Nationals released a statement from Bowden on Tuesday in which he acknowledged what happened. He said he was arrested Sunday evening in Miami Beach.

“I intend to plead not guilty at a future date in a Miami-Dade court. I deeply regret any embarrassment that my arrest may cause the Washington Nationals and Major League Baseball,” Bowden said in the statement.

“On the advice of legal counsel, I will have no further comment regarding this incident until the court proceedings are complete.”

Bowden’s arrest comes as Major League Baseball closes in on announcing a new owner for the former Montreal Expos.

On the bright side, as reader Marc Hoff wrote to me, perhaps this explains the Alfonso Soriano trade.

One Response to “Nats GM Bowden Charged With DUI”

  1. Chris says:

    It’s good news in that this pretty much kills any chance that the leather-panted one would stay on with a new ownership group.

    Now all we need to do is get a real GM, promote Frank to the Front Office, hope the right players get injured, and we can win!

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