Former Washington Nationals color commentator Rob Dibble lashed out at the team he once broadcasted yet again Monday night on his new Fox Sports Radio show. Dibble, who parted ways with MASN after some less than sensitive comments about injured Nationals starter Stephen Strasburg, reportedly said that working with the Nationals was the worst two years of his life.
According to a transcription of the show by Dan Steinberg of the Washington Post, Dibble said:
“You’re out of your mind, Mike,” Dibble said in response to the suggestion he still loves the Nationals organization. “No, I don’t. Absolutely not. That was the worst two years of my life. Now, working for MASN was the best maybe year-and-a-half of my life. They were so good to me and still are. The Angeloses were great. Now, obviously they own the Orioles.”
Dibble went on to speak about dysfunction at the top levels within the organization and asserted that despite his departure, he did everything that the team ever asked him to do.
The former MLB reliever parted ways with the station in August of 2010 after criticizing prize pitching prospect Strasburg for missing a scheduled start due to an elbow injury. It was later revealed that Strasburg would need to undergo Tommy john surgery.