Author Topic: Hell has frozen over, Riggleman is a big league manager again  (Read 1321 times)

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Offline PowerBoater69

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Took over as the Reds interim manager. Nats fans said he'd never make it back.

Offline GburgNatsFan

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Took over as the Reds interim manager. Nats fans said he'd never make it back.

I'll bet he doesn't offer up any ultimatums to the Red GM. ;)

Offline PowerBoater69

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I'll bet he doesn't offer up any ultimatums to the Red GM. ;)

You could lose that bet. Riggleman takes no crap.

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Took over as the Reds interim manager. Nats fans said he'd never make it back.

Nats fans are still right. The current Reds are not a big league team.

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Interesting that it's Cincinnati since the Nats for much of their early history (the Bowden years) were effectively 'Reds East'.

Offline spidernat

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I remember PANatsFan saying that the only thing Riggleman would ever manage again would be his DVR. :lmao:

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Maybe we can hire him this offseason :stir:

Offline Cinqo de Mayo

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The Cincinnati Reds just named Jim Riggleman their "interim" manager after a 3-15 start to the season.

Offline Count Walewski

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The Cincinnati Reds were a perennial playoff team earlier this decade, then fired their manager for failing to get out of the NLDS in consecutive years. I wonder what they think of that decision.

Offline tomterp

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The Cincinnati Reds were a perennial playoff team earlier this decade, then fired their manager for failing to get out of the NLDS in consecutive years. I wonder what they think of that decision.

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The Cincinnati Reds were a perennial playoff team earlier this decade, then fired their manager for failing to get out of the NLDS in consecutive years. I wonder what they think of that decision.

Never should have fired the big intern

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Never should have fired the big intern

We have version 2.0 in the dugout

Offline tomterp

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I'm happy for Jim, he wasn't awful. 

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I'm happy for Jim, he wasn't awful. 

He had Jason Marquis and Jayson Werth in open rebellion in the clubhouse and was receiving no show of support from upper management. Quitting was the wrong thing to do but he was put in a tough spot.

Offline Cinqo de Mayo

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The Cincinnati Reds were a perennial playoff team earlier this decade, then fired their manager for failing to get out of the NLDS in consecutive years. I wonder what they think of that decision.
Hmmm...sounds familiar.

Offline LoveAngelos

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Ever since Jim quit and went off to a bar to solve the problems of the world; the world's problems  has become worse

Offline aspenbubba

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I'm happy for Jim, he wasn't awful. 
Which again proves it is the players and not the managers.  Casey Stengel always said the difference between a good manager and a bad one was 10 games.

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Which again proves it is the players and not the managers.  Casey Stengel always said the difference between a good manager and a bad one was 10 games.



For Stengel the difference was managing the yankees instead of having to manage teams like the mets, braves or dodgers. :lol:

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Which again proves it is the players and not the managers.  Casey Stengel always said the difference between a good manager and a bad one was 10 games.

The difference for him was the distance between the Bronx and Queens.

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Almost the same can be said for Joe Torre (with a few more stops along the way). :lol:

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Almost the same can be said for Joe Torre (with a few more stops along the way). :lol:

I remember when he was with the Braves. That wasn’t so pretty.

Offline Ray D

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I remember when he was with the Braves. That wasn’t so pretty.
Oh I'd say 1966 was "pretty" for Joe.

Offline welch

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I remember when he was with the Braves. That wasn’t so pretty.

I remember when Torre managed the Mets. Ah, the late-70s Mets, after they decided to trade Rusty Staub, which angered Tom Seaver ("so who's going to hit?") so they traded Seaver to the Reds. You can look it up.

Offline van lingle mungo

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I'd take Riggles back over our new guy. I barely remember any controversy or second guessing over anything he did, or any picking him apart like Acta, Williams, Martinez. I'm sure there was some of that at the time, only I don't remember it. Now he's in "interim" status again with the Reds - probably going to lose out to Larkin.

Offline Ray D

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I'd take Riggles back over our new guy. I barely remember any controversy or second guessing over anything he did, or any picking him apart like Acta, Williams, Martinez. I'm sure there was some of that at the time,
Yeah there was plenty.  But I too would take him over the new guy.  (Sort of like, I long for the days of the George W Bush presidency given what we have now.)