Many are not happy with the fact D.C.'s Metro system will close at 12 a.m. on Thursday night, no matter if Game 5 against the Los Angeles Dodgers is finished or not. The Metro system does not want to stay open to accommodate a special event in part because they fear that action will then be requested again and again on other dates.
D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser shared her take on Wednesday and sided with the fans. She wishes the Metro system could make an exception. Here is what she said:
"I believe strongly that the Metro Board and General Manager need a process by which special events can be exempted. A one size fits all, blanket prohibition is wrongheaded."
Bowser tweeted that quote herself with the hashtag #KeepMetroOpen:
Still, Metro has not budged. Fans may have to just Uber, like Bryce Harper said in a CSN article last week. There is also a system of ride-sharing being organized by the blog Talk Nats.
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The Washington Nationals announced Friday Dusty Baker will not return as manager of the club in 2018.
Baker led the team to the first back-to-back division titles in franchise history, and the Nationals were 192-132 under Baker, but they failed to make it to an NLCS.
Baker is 14th in MLB history with 1,863 career wins.
The next Nationals' manager will be their seventh since they arrived in DC.
Only the Marlins have had as many.
"I'm surprised and disappointed," Baker told USA TODAY Sports. "They told me they would get back to me and I told them I was leaving town yesterday and they waited 10 days to tell me."
"I really thought this was my best year. We won at least 95 games each year and won the division back to back years but they said they wanted to go a different direction. It's hard to understand."
The team also announced the contracts for the Major League coaching staff have also expired, and the search for a new manager will begin immediately.
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While Nats fans were still digesting the news that Dusty Baker will not return as manager next year, the team released some more surprising news.
Second baseman Daniel Murphy underwent knee surgery today, per an official team report.
Washington Post reporter Chelsea Janes reported that the surgery is considered significant and the team won't put a timeline on the recovery process:
"The procedure, according to the statement released by the team, repaired articular cartilage in Murphy’s right knee. For those interested in the details, it was a debridement and microfracture surgery, and orthopedic surgeon Timothy Kremchek performed it."
"For those concerned with the implications of the procedure, those are still unclear. The statement clarified that Murphy’s rehab “will progress throughout the offseason,” as one would hope, and did not include a timetable.
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