Since the "Cal Ripken Jr. as Next Nats Manager" thing is now officially a thing, what with Cal coming out and saying he'd be interested in the job, we thought it would be fun to post a couple of photos scraped from Twitter of Mike Rizzo and Cal enjoying each other's company at a few recent Nats games. Up above, a Photo from July 20 by @joekurnos, when Cal sat with Mike Rizzo in a box the night before covering a game for TBS. So, was Mike talking to Cal about a job for next year that night? Via Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post: No.
Kilgore: Have the Nationals ever approached you?
Cal: I’ve known the Lerner family for a while, and they’re great people. I sat with Mike Rizzo last night, mostly so I could pick his brain for our telecast. I needed to cram for what I was doing. But it’s interesting. From afar, they’ve done some nice baseball things. But the answer is no. But I like the ownership group. I like Mike a lot. I like what I see in the organization.
Just a couple of bald-headed guys enjoying a game together. No big deal.