Sunday, December 4, 2011

Meet the Skipper: Jim Riggleman

Various news sources have reported that the Cincinnati Reds have offered Jim Riggleman the Blue Wahoo's managerial job. You might have heard of Mr. Riggleman after he resigned as the Washington Nationals manager this June immediately after a win due to his contract not being extended. In his defense, it's not that hard to go back in see that he was one of the lowest paid managers when he quit. He was quickly offered a job employed as a scout with the San Fransisco Giants and was re-offered the same position once the season concluded. I imagine the Wahoo's job is his way of paying his dues with some long Southern League bus trips with the hope he replaces Dusty Baker in Cincinnati or offered a MLB managerial job elsewhere. For those wanting to get his autograph on something, he has several Topps baseball cards from his earlier managerial stints and was very accommodating the one time I met at Turner Field in Atlanta.

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