The Wizards should follow the Nationals' blueprint

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By Nick Ashooh

Bryce Harper's return to D.C. with the Phillies has stirred up all kinds of emotions.

Whether it's nostalgia, anger, jealousy, or frustration, fans in the nation's capital hate to see him in the uniform of a division rival.

Couple that with the firing of Wizards' President of Basketball Operations Ernie Grunfeld, and D.C. sports fans are caught in a roller coaster of emotions.

That's the thing with sports. No matter how hard you try, it's incredibly difficult to keep emotion out of the picture. Sometimes it's warranted, but far too often it clouds your judgement. 

This doesn't just go for fans either. Organizations fall victim to the same misguided fate. 

That's why what the Nationals did this past winter is the blueprint for what the Wizards need to follow moving forward -- keep emotion out of your decision making. 

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