Recall, if you will, the shame with which Jose Rijo resigned his post with the Washington Nationals just months ago. His Dominican Republic baseball academy collapsed amid allegations of skimming money from prospects’ contracts and a $1.4 million contract given to a player with a forged identity. Three word, summary: It. was. bad.
But to say Rijo has rebounded is an exercise in understatement: He’s back down in the Dominican Republic and putting together what might be a career in politics. And lo and behold, his competition’s another familiar face.