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Rob Dibble is conveniently on vacation

Aug 26, 2010, 11:02 AM EDT

You may recall that Rob Dibble had some some choice words for Stephen Strasburg earlier this week, telling him to “suck it up,” among other things.

In wake of the controversial comments, it was announced on Wednesday afternoon that Dibble would not be in the MASN broadcast booth for at least the next two nights. MASN spokesperson Todd Webster said that Dibble requested the days off himself, though sources tell Mark Zuckerman of Nats Insider that he didn’t ask for time off until Tuesday night. You see, these events are just a mere coincidence. Nothing to see here, move along.

When asked about the nature of Dibble’s absence by Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post, Nationals president Stan Kasten had one of the best retorts I have heard in a while.

“Rob asked for some time off,” Kasten said. “Perhaps he’s not feeling
well. But I’m not a doctor, nor have I seen his records. So I shouldn’t
say anything more about it.”

Well played, Stan.    

  1. El Bravo - Aug 26, 2010 at 11:30 AM

    I bet that guy dibbles balls.

  2. BC - Aug 26, 2010 at 11:50 AM

    Good. Hopefully they do Washington a favor and can him.

  3. mike wants wins - Aug 26, 2010 at 12:03 PM

    Great line from Kasten.

  4. doctorfunke - Aug 26, 2010 at 1:28 PM

    Well played indeed.
    Did anyone else hear Jon Miller mess up the “Well played, Mauer” line on Sunday night baseball?

  5. Md23Rewls - Aug 26, 2010 at 4:36 PM

    Humorous, highly humorous.

  6. Calir - Aug 26, 2010 at 9:10 PM

    Dibbs just forgot that he is now the second best pitcher employed by the Nats.

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