Nationals have the makings of 'America's Team'

Originally Published: July 4, 2005
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN Insider
WASHINGTON – In his first general managing job, Jim Bowden grew accustomed to brushing St. Bernard hair off his clothes and building competitive teams on Chihuahua-sized budgets in Cincinnati. Those were the hazards of working for Marge Schott. So it's understandable that he regards every day with the Washington Nationals as a good day.

Jerry Crasnick | email MLB Sr. Writer