Riggleman on the continuing clubhouse saga that ended last year
Stone talks to Riggleman to go get another view on last year’s clubhouse problems, and it so, so great:
â€œIt was overblown a little bit. It wasnâ€™t as bad as people say. I got some of the guys I felt were critical in my office. I said, â€˜You know what? Youâ€™re accusing a man of being selfish. Sit down and have a cup of coffee with him. Talk to him. Donâ€™t say it to a writer.Talk to him man-to-man, express yourself to him over a cup of coffee. Itâ€™s not about taking a swing at somebody, or griping to writers. If you think heâ€™s selfishâ€¦heâ€™s not in here saying to me youâ€™re selfish, but youâ€™re not even watching the game when youâ€™re not pitching. He could come in here and say youâ€™re selfish.â€™
Silva, I see he came in 30 pounds lighter. He must have gone home and said, â€˜Hey, Iâ€™ve got to stop bitching about Ichiro and get my ass in gear here.â€™
wait wait wait, you’re not even watching the game when you’re not pitching?
They were pitchers? What? I… I had no idea.
Wait, I did.
I’m reminded too of our love last year for Riggleman and his generally dim view of this kind of conduct.
And I appreciate that Larry is putting up a detailed and informative view from Putz’s that differs substantially.
But most of all… there’s a new front office, new manager, substantially different team, and we’re going into spring training rehashing whether or not Putz feels that Ichiro should have hit more sacrifice flies or something?
I want to know about this year’s team.