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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Steinberg: Jim Riggleman intends to manage in the big leagues again

Illusions in a twisted mind to save from self-destruction…hmm, it’s the Riggle room. (Hey Porter)

But Riggleman would not agree. In fact, he told Jim Bowden and Casey Stern of SiriusXM’s MLB Network Radio that his explicit goal is another crack at an MLB job.

...“I don’t look at it as I HAVE to go back there, I look at it as it’s a pleasure to go back there. You know, you don’t want to get stagnant, you don’t want to say this is where I’m at, this is where I’m gonna be. I have every intention of managing in the big leagues again, and if general managers are afraid of me, then they have to look at that list of people who have also resigned. And I’m not gonna name names, but there are some pretty good Major League managers — a couple of them are going to go to the Hall of Fame — who have resigned during their time in baseball.”

Of course, most of the interview was focused on that decision Riggleman made to resign, and he seemed willing to admit that probably it wasn’t the most career-savvy thing to do.

“The way I’ve explained it to people, I think I did the right thing, probably not the smart thing,” Riggleman said. “You know, sometimes there is a difference. And I think for my own situation I did do the right thing, but certainly it’s not a smart thing to do to give up a Major League managing job….

“Because people are not gonna have all the information. And I certainly am moving on and am not really gonna disclose information, because I have great respect for the Nationals and what they have achieved and what they will continue to achieve. But when all the information isn’t out there, there’s gonna be a lot of people who think how dare you do that! And believe me, I would probably be one of those people who would be thinking that way.”

Repoz Posted: December 20, 2011 at 10:58 AM | 6 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Spahn Insane Posted: December 20, 2011 at 03:15 PM (#4020040)
I intend to bang Naomi Watts. And to have my girlfriend not mind.
   2. Crispix Attacksel Rios Posted: December 20, 2011 at 03:45 PM (#4020065)
I don't mean for the soccer thread to start colonizing the rest of the site, but there's a parallel here in Mark Hughes. He was the manager of Fulham for the 2010-11 season and everyone seemed to like him, they finished eighth, they combined the skill of Roy Hodgson's team with the defensive intensity of the Blackburn team he had made his name coaching. Then after his first season he quit for no apparent reason, attempting to explain himself only through press releases that made him sound like a pompous robot. The team's owner made non-robotic public statements that seemed quite reasonable, describing Hughes as "a strange man", and the media could only explain this as Hughes being controlled by his notoriously manipulative agent.

6 months later, in the middle of the season, he still doesn't have a job. Unusual.

When a MANAGER makes it clear that he's putting his own career above serving out his contract, at a time when nobody thinks he's THE BEST like they did with Urban Meyer (or Jim Leyland when he went to the Pirates), he just seems pathetic.
   3. Barry`s_Lazy_Boy Posted: December 20, 2011 at 04:06 PM (#4020081)
There is a difference between resigning and crybaby quitting.

Jim won't ever manage in MLB. He has a small chance at coaching.
   4. Joey B. is counting the days to Trea Turner Posted: December 20, 2011 at 04:19 PM (#4020091)
Shorter Jim Riggleman: "Me! Me! Look at me!"
   5. Mr. Hotfoot Jackson (gef, talking mongoose) Posted: December 20, 2011 at 05:26 PM (#4020193)
Shorter Jim Riggleman

There's a Mini-Me version?
   6. toratoratora Posted: December 20, 2011 at 05:47 PM (#4020230)
There is a difference between resigning and crybaby quitting.

Jim won't ever manage in MLB. He has a small chance at coaching.

1-He's coaching now for the Reds in the minors, managing their Pensacola AA team in fact, IIRC.
2-I seriously think you underestimate the Good ol Boy network in baseball. I can see him getting another shot

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