It's a universally understood fact around these parts that the #1 reason the Nationals lost 100 games two years in a row is that Manny Acta refused to argue with umpires.
Today, Jim Riggleman showed what a better manager he is than Acta. With the Nationals leading 4-1 in the 4th inning, Riggleman did his part to contribute to the victory by coming out to complain about how the home plate umpire was calling balls and strikes.
Because of Riggleman's excellent arguing ability, it became immediately obvious that the Nationals would win easily. In fact, I turned off the game right after he got booted because it was so obvious that the Phillies would never ever win a game when Riggleman did such a good job arguing with the umpires.
I can't believe that dummy Manny never realized that he could win more games if he'd just argue more. < /snark >