Today when it was time for the Washington Nationals to play ball only eight players took the field. Alfonso Soriano, with an arrogance unmatched in the history of Major League baseball refused to man his position. The Nats have advised Soriano that he must play his position on Wednesday or go on the restricted list; as a restricted player Soriano could be forced to sit out the entire season without pay.

It is my hope that Bowden and Robbie will stick to their guns on this one. No secondhand solutions or trades to other teams – Soriano should do what’s best for his team or sit out the entire season. If Alfonso can’t show respect for our game then perhaps he should take his lil’ dog and pony show elsewhere. Maybe a Cuban team will take him.

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