In the continuing drama that is the world of the Washington Nationals and the Jim Riggleman resignation, Riggleman blasted out some tasty quotables to reporters that Washington Times Nathan Fenno picked up on and preserved on Twitter. First he busted out with some crafty metaphors to color up his displeasure at GM Mike Rizzo for taking his sweet time with a possible extension for the now exiled manager:
Riggleman on Rizzo's timing: "I mean, c'mon. That's like saying I'll never get married until I get a steady job. ... Make the decision."
Message to Riggleman: in these economically hard times, plenty of people don't marry until they get a steady job. Riggleman then went on to suggest some players are probably glad he is gone.
Riggleman on players reaction: "There’s probably some of them that that’s the best news they could have got today."
If you are as emotional as I am, then your eyes are beginning to water, right? Riggleman then goes in for the kill with:
Riggleman: "I've been on a short leash everywhere I've been. I've had enough of that."
Poor, Riggleman. He was the manager of a Major League Baseball team. Oh, by the way, the Nationals won today.