Riggleman’s Resignation Overshadows Nationals’ Success

The Washington Nationals are the hottest team in Major League Baseball. They are also currently without a manager after Jim Riggleman resigned from the position following Thursday’s 1-0 win over the Seattle Mariners. You can see video of Riggleman explaining his decision below along with General Manager Mike Rizzo’s press conference and reactions from Jayson Werth, Jason Marquis and Jerry Hairston Jr.

Mike Rizzo Press Conference

Jim Riggleman Interview

Washington Nationals players react to the news (Jayson Werth, Jason Marquis, Jerry Hairston Jr.)

The news came as a shock to the team as they had just completed a hard fought sweep of the Seattle Mariners, capped by a brilliant performance from Jason Marquis and a Laynce Nix pinch-hit sacrifice fly to give the Nationals a 1-0 win, their 11th in their past 12 games. The Nationals are back in action tomorrow in Chicago against the White Sox, but it is currently unknown who will manage the team for the weekend series.

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