It’s tough to say for sure from just looking at a cellphone picture, but I’m going to guess that Jim Riggleman was downing Jack and Cokes while “solving the world’s problems” with “some beautiful young ladies” last night.
He seems like a Jack and Coke kind of guy, although probably Diet Coke because he has to keep The Gun Show open at age 58.
All of which got me thinking about the preferred drinks of other managers. For instance, I’d peg Twins manager Ron Gardenhire as a Budweiser guy.
(In the interest of full disclosure, I’m mostly a beer or vodka guy, with “whatever else there is” coming in a close third. And we know Calcaterra is hooked up to a bourbon drip 24-7.)
Jack McKeon: Metamucil, Prune Juice
Joe Maddon: Wine (for the sophistication), Pabst Blue Ribbon (for the hipster-ness)
Charlie Manuel: Chocolate Milk
Ozzie Guillen: Tequila, Four Locko, Wine (because he’s a romantic)
Bob Melvin: Whatever Billy Beane is having
Kirk Gibson: Whiskey and Tabasco Sauce
Bud Black: White Russian
Jim Leyland: Old Fashioned
Terry Collins: Tom Collins
Tony La Russa: Something with an umbrella
Don Mattingly: Jeremiah Weed
Joe Girardi: Apple Juice
Terry Francona: Hot Toddy
Clint Hurdle: Arnold Palmer
Ned Yost: Box of Wine
I’m fairly certain we could entertainment ourselves with this for the afternoon and it’s Friday, so why not …