"That's an insult to me. Come on? What did I want to do, just be a token or a ceremonial-type guy? I don't need that. I have too much to offer...I'm done with them. I have nothing against the organization per se. It's two people that I'm concerned with: Jim and Stan."
(Frank Robinson, via Washington Post, 01/11/2007)
Jim and Stan Lied to Frank about his future with the club, plain and simple.
(at least, that's what Frank would have you believe)
On Tuesday, The Nationals Enquirer reported that the Nationals had offered Old Frank a job with the Nat Pack (even though he is not a gymnast, dancer, cheerleader, or woman). It gets worse -- not only was the Hall of Famer NOT offered a position with the Nat Pack, he wasn't offered a paying job with the club -- just a round-trip plane ticket and cab fare to Space Coast Stadium, and the chance to hang around, you know, "help out" at Spring Training (unpaid).
So now he's understandably pissed off. Frank Robinson deserves better than this, folks.
Frank Robinson Brad Wilkerson Day scheduled for May 20 vs. Orioles.
(Photo by Nick Wass/AP)