Jim Riggleman resigns as manager

Updated: June 24, 2011, 11:10 AM ET
Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- Jim Riggleman believed he deserved better. He had essentially become a permanent interim manager for the Washington Nationals, a franchise that has spent much of its time trying to become relevant. Once the club was ready to be a contender, he sensed he would be shunted aside for the next best thing to come along.

So he took a stand Thursday morning, telling the team it was time to act. He wanted his contract option picked up for next season, or he would quit.

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