Just over a week after his stunning resignation as the manager of the Washington Nationals, Jim Riggleman will have a new job. Well, a new job for a weekend at least.
Riggleman will serve as a pregame and postgame television analyst on Comcast SportsNet Chicago for the Cubs/White Sox series at Wrigley Field this weekend. Wrigley Field is a familiar setting for Riggleman, as he managed the Cubs from 1995-1999, and even led them to a playoff berth in 1998 (well, Sammy Sosa’s 66 homers, 158 RBI, and 1.024 OPS were probably the main reasons for that).
With that in mind, it’s possible that this will be an audition for him to get a long-term television job at Comcast SportsNet Chicago as a Cubs analyst. Heck, it will be an audition for him to get a long-term television job with any network. Surely the people at ESPN and MLB Network will be paying attention to his analysis and presence in front of a camera.
And with his managerial career likely over, a long-term studio analyst or color commentator job is something he is probably looking to obtain. After all, he has to keep the money coming in to be able to hit up the town and get his drink on with the ladies.
H/T: Chicago Tribune