Day: October 31, 2017

The eighth try is the charm in Davey Martinez’s managerial quest

Davey Martinez was a three-time Cub before he was named Nationals manager. Photo used with permission of Jeff Briscoe at https://www.flickr.com/photos/jeffbriscoe/.

Davey Martinez was a three-time Cub before he was named Nationals manager. Photo used with permission of Jeff Briscoe.

If any of us had the number of job rejections Davey Martinez experienced, we’d likely have gone nuts.

The brand-new Washington Nationals manager and three-time Cub (twice a player and for the last three years Joe Maddon’s bench coach) has been qualified for years to move up to run his own team. Maybe, as Jim Riggleman once experienced in a long dry spell, he was not politically in with the GM to get the managing job. Maybe it just wasn’t his time.

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