When Andy MacPhail was hired as president of the Baltimore Orioles, I asked Washington Nationals president and part owner Stan Kasten whether he was a friend of MacPhail's. He said he was.
"Then why didn't you tackle him before he walked into the B&O Warehouse?" I asked jokingly.
Turns out it was Kasten who may have needed the mercy takedown when he merged with the Lerner family in the bid to buy the Washington franchise.
Kasten's legacy as one of the most successful