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Old 06-23-2011, 10:35 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Jim Riggleman quits as Washington Nationals manager - MLB News | FOX Sports on MSN

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In a shocking development in the nation's capital, Jim Riggleman quit Thursday as manager of the Washington Nationals.

The Nationals beat the the Seattle Mariners 1-0 on Thursday, completing a three-game sweep. They have won 11 of their previous 12 games.
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Old 06-24-2011, 07:22 AM
 
Location: Cook County
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Old 06-24-2011, 07:27 AM
 
Location: Parts Unknown, Northern California
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Hmmmm. I get the sense that Riggleman let this winning streak go to his head. After a prolonged period of poor play, the Nationals finally manage to put together a winning streak, and Riggleman decides that this is sufficient to give him contract leverage.

So, he gambled on a power move and apparently it backfired on him. He forced the issue by making it a "..what I want or I walk" situation....and the Nats chose not to be bullied.
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Old 06-24-2011, 10:37 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Report: Davey Johnson to be named Washington Nationals manager - Daily Pitch: MLB News, Standings, Schedules & More - USATODAY.com

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Davey Johnson will be named the new manager of the Washington Nationals, according to a report from ESPN in Chicago.
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Old 06-25-2011, 10:11 AM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, 615' Elevation, Zone 8b - originally from SF Bay Area
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Often when you take a gamble you lose. I wonder if any other teams are going to ever hire him after that little trick?

That streak of 11-12 would have been only 8-12 if they hadn't been lucky enough to be playing the Mariners during the down side of their seesaw season.
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Old 06-26-2011, 12:34 PM
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Location: Tall Building down by the river
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Hmmmm. I get the sense that Riggleman let this winning streak go to his head. After a prolonged period of poor play, the Nationals finally manage to put together a winning streak, and Riggleman decides that this is sufficient to give him contract leverage.

So, he gambled on a power move and apparently it backfired on him. He forced the issue by making it a "..what I want or I walk" situation....and the Nats chose not to be bullied.

I hope he didn't do that and they hadn't made the MADE the playoffs yet. If so then he is a IDIOT
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Old 06-27-2011, 03:52 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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I hope he didn't do that and they hadn't made the MADE the playoffs yet. If so then he is a IDIOT
This may come as a surprise to you, but not everyone knows the future as well as you do. You know more about what's going to happen than anyone else I've ever run into. (You're right less often than everyone else too, but that's for a different thread).
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Old 06-27-2011, 05:52 PM
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This may come as a surprise to you, but not everyone knows the future as well as you do. You know more about what's going to happen than anyone else I've ever run into. (You're right less often than everyone else too, but that's for a different thread).
well only a fool would ask for a raise and the season is still in progress and no where near the postseason
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