Bando resigns as Wild Things manager
Chris Bando has resigned as manager of the Washington Wild Things less than two months before the Frontier League team’s season opener.
Bando, who played nine seasons as a catcher in the major leagues, spent one season with Washington and guided the Wild Things to a 44-52 record and sixth-place finish in the East Division. Bando cited health reasons – he recently had hip replacement surgery – as his reason for resigning.
The Wild Things promoted Bart Zeller to manager for the 2013 season. The 71-year-old Zeller was hired as a coach by the Wild Things during the offseason after spending two years as manager of the Joliet Slammers. He led the Slammers to the Frontier League championship in 2011.