WASHINGTON—Hoping to palliate a group into a new duration of transition, Washington Nationals ubiquitous manager Mike Rizzo took a impulse Wednesday to deliver his players to their new stepmanager. “Everyone, this is Dale. You’re going to be saying a lot some-more of him from now on, and we wish we make him feel good and welcome,” pronounced Rizzo of a new further to a National League East club, explaining that a group might have beheld him unresolved around recently and fasten in on group dinners in a past weeks, and that he would now strictly be a permanent tie of a dugout. “We wish to make him a partial of a Nationals family. Just give him a chance, and you’ll see that he cares about we only as most as any other manager would—so we wish we to give him all your courtesy and respect. We know we adore your normal manager, though Dale cares about you, too. That means no sass and no pranks, got it?” At press time, a Nationals’ new stepmanager had been overheard referring to several outfielders as “a garland of small shits,” after they forgot to purify adult their helmets after batting practice.