Stone, Riggleman, and Ichiro
This is why we love Larry Stone. He talked to Jim Riggleman about the Ichiro issue, and he plays the role of a reporter, not an op-ed writer. He just gives you Riggleman’s quotes and leaves it up to you to decide what to think about those quotes.
Read this. It’s good stuff. Riggleman has a great take on all this. I agree with practically everything he said.
This is the money quote:
“It was overblown a little bit. It wasn’t as bad as people say. I got some of the guys I felt were critical in my office. I said, ‘You know what? You’re accusing a man of being selfish. Sit down and have a cup of coffee with him. Talk to him. Don’t say it to a writer.Talk to him man-to-man, express yourself to him over a cup of coffee. It’s not about taking a swing at somebody, or griping to writers. If you think he’s selfish…he’s not in here saying to me you’re selfish, but you’re not even watching the game when you’re not pitching. He could come in here and say you’re selfish.’
Keep it up, Larry.