Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Jim "Beam" Bowden

Another reason to be grateful that Theo came back: not only are the Nationals, GMed by Jim Bowden (interviewed over the winter to take over the Sox GM position) in last place in the NL East, but Bowden was either so depressed by the Nats’ four and nine record or so happy they won two in a row against Florida this past weekend that he decided to get loaded…then drive around the Miami area.  Things were going well at first, I’m sure – the weaving, the driving way too slow or way too fast (depending on his outlook on drunk driving), the motion sickness that could eventually lead to a pit stop and hugging a guard rail – but then the long arm of the law caught up with old Jim and hauled him off to jail.  I don’t know what the drunk driving laws are like in Florida, but since Bowden didn’t hit anyone, I have a feeling a slap on the wrist and a suspended license is probably in his future.