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Jim Riggleman's last stand

A confusing and incomprehensible day in Washington Nationals history

Updated: June 24, 2011, 10:41 AM ET
By Tim Kurkjian | ESPN The Magazine

It seems inconceivable that the day the Washington Nationals moved above .500 for the first time since 2005, and two days after one of the biggest victories in franchise history, their manager, Jim Riggleman, resigned. This was not Marlins manager Edwin Rodriguez resigning because the team was losing and the players weren't hustling or listening to him; Riggleman left at the height of a franchise's success, the players were hustling and they were listening, but he quit because Nationals management ...

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