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Fans wonder re Riggleman resignation II

June 23, 2011

And at Old Glory: Marshall Seedorff (Photo by: The Georgetown Dish) And at Old Glory: Marshall Seedorff
Jim Riggleman’s resignation on Thursday as manager of the Washington Nationals was certainly a surprise to Washington’s baseball fans.  After all, the Nats had just won their afternoon game, which was the 11th win out of their last 12 games and were over over 500 for the first time since 2005.  But apparently Riggleman wanted a commitment to be the team’s manager next year, which he wasn’t getting.  So, win or lose, he quit right after the game.

 A Nats fan: Corey Cochran (Photo by: The Georgetown Dish) A Nats fan: Corey Cochran
We spoke to fans on the street and in sports bars.  In the 3rd Edition on Wisconsin Avenue, Georgetown, Joe Roth found the “situation weird” and thought “something else is going on.” Laira Kolkin said straight up: “Good for him.”  

And in Old Glory, on M Street, Marshall Seedroff, was surprised:  “It certainly was out of the blue."

Further east, Corey Cochran, sitting at a sidewalk restaurant on P Street, Logan Circle, wearing a Nats cap, complimented Riggleman: “He said what he was going to do and he did it.”  Also on P Street,  runners were “frustrated, devastated [and found it] unbelievable.”

 

The team will play the Chicago White Sox on Friday.

in the 3rd Edition: (left) Joe Roth, Hoya Houck, Laira Kolkin, Key Houck, Amber Jones, Nina Bajaj and Zeshawn Uddin (Photo by: The Georgetown Dish) in the 3rd Edition: (left) Joe Roth, Hoya Houck, Laira Kolkin, Key Houck, Amber Jones, Nina Bajaj and Zeshawn Uddin

 

 


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