After video surfaced of a Nationals team employee throwing coffee in the face of a convenience store worker in the Dominican Republic, the team swiftly fired him.
On his weekly appearance with the Sports Junkies, general manager Mike Rizzo explained how hard a decision it was for Washington to make. Spoiler alert: It wasn't.
"That wasn't such a difficult maneuver to make," Rizzo said. "It's something that was unacceptable in life in general but it's certainly unacceptable to be a Washington National employee and act towards women that way and act toward people in general that way. So that wasn't so difficult."
The employee, Jazhiel Morel, had worked for the Nationals at the Dominican Academy since 2017, a place that has helped them develop young stars such as Juan Soto and Victor Robles. He started as a video intern, spent two years as an administrative assistant, and was then promoted to administrator in November of 2019.
Morel turned himself in to police a few days after the incident.