Former major leaguer and current television analyst Ray Knight has been charged with assault following an incident in his northern Virginia home.
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Dave Martinez, currently the Cubs' bench coach, will interview for the Nationals' open managerial position, a source confirmed to ESPN's Jesse Rogers.
Buster Olney and Keith Law discuss the reported managerial decisions in New York, Washington and Boston, preview the World Series and more (1:07). Plus, Mark Simon gives his analytical keys to the Fall Classic (25:14) and Todd Radom is back with another uniform/logo quiz (22:59).
Baker's success didn't translate in postseason
Dusty Baker is the only manager to lead the Nationals/Expos franchise to the playoffs in back-to-back seasons, but won just four playoff games in those two years. Washington announced Friday that Baker won't be returning as manager in 2018.
Dusty Baker did everything but advance in the playoffs with the Nationals, which wasn't enough for an organization focused on bigger playoff goals.
Cursed? Please. That the team in the nation's capital hasn't met postseason expectations isn't because of its manager -- it's because it is a bad organization.
Marc Kestecher examines Dusty Baker's struggles in the postseason.
The Washington Nationals announced on Friday that manager Dusty Baker will not be returning in 2018. Do you agree with the decision? Vote now!
Washington did not extend his contract after two seasons, leaving major league baseball with just two managers of color
Nationals infielder Daniel Murphy, who hit .322 with 23 homers and 93 RBIs this season, had surgery to repair cartilage damage in his right knee.
Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer
Dusty Baker is out as the Nationals' manager. The team just announced that Baker, who averaged 96 wins in two seasons with Washington, will not return. Baker and the Nats lost to the Cubs in the NLDS, their fourth straight first-round exit in four playoff appearances since moving to DC in 2005. The last two of those came on Baker's watch.
Manager Dusty Baker will not be back in the Nationals dugout in 2018, the team announced Friday. Baker led Washington to the playoffs in both of his seasons, but the Nationals didn't win a postseason series.
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High score, close matchup
In the Cubs' 9-8 win over the Nationals in Game 5 of their NLDS, the total runs fell three short of the most in a one-run postseason game in MLB history.
The Nationals will have to regroup after a loss to the Chicago Cubs in the NLDS, but there is still hope for the future in D.C.
Dan Le Batard, Papi and Israel Gutierrez ask if the Cubs were clutch or the Nats choked, if the Eagles will win the NFC East, react to Roger Goodell's wife defending him using a fake Twitter account and more.
Nats can't take advantage of home field
For the second straight year, the Nationals were eliminated from the postseason in a winner-take-all game decided by one run.
It's been 25 years since the city celebrated a major sports championship
David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer
What's next for the Nationals? Most likely, another NL East title. The only significant free agents are Jayson Werth, Brandon Kintzler and Matt Albers, while Matt Wieters has a player option. Michael Taylor's emergence in center field means Adam Eaton can shift over to left. Dusty Baker doesn't have a contract, but he'll probably return for another year -- and one last run with Bryce Harper before he hits free agency.
It's been a tough year for sports fans in D.C., with the Wizards, Caps, Redskins and Nats all ending seasons on sour notes. Which was the most heartbreaking?
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