Riggleman Resigns As Nationals Manager Before White Sox Series

(CBS) Jim Riggleman abruptly resigned Thursday as Washington Nationals manager, General Manager Mike Rizzo announced after the Nationals beat the Mariners 1-0.

Washington has won 11 of 12 games and are on their way to Chicago for a three-game series against the White Sox that starts Friday.

“Very disappointing,” Rizzo said. “Very disappointing and disappointing to the players in the clubhouse.”

Rizzo said Riggleman approached him before Thursday’s game against the Mariners and said if his option for next year wasn’t picked up, he wouldn’t get on the team bus after the game. The option wasn’t picked up and Riggleman submitted his resignation after the Nationals beat the Mariners 1-0 in the ninth inning.

  • Soxbills

    Why are we always playing the hot teams


    The league would have been so much better off, if they had rolled up the Expos and the Twins under the astroturf from their stadium. No offense to Gary from Evanston. There was a time when those Expos were more interesting than the Cubs.
    Think of the millions of dollars owners, around the league, could have saved in salaries. Managers could, actually, be working for teams that pack ball parks.

    Send the Nats and the D’backs to the American League.

  • Larry Horse's Arse

    I think that his career advisor must be Mike North.

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