07:22 AM ET 10.02 | Would Orioles icon Cal Ripken Jr. suit up again, this time as a manager, in Washington? [Ripken], who's been speculated publicly as a possible successor to Davey Johnson as Nationals manager, suggested in a hypothetical sense that he'd listen if approached about a managing job. But he didn't say he was definitely interested. Not quite, anyway. As is his way, Ripken was mostly coy about the whole subject. "There's nothing new to report," Ripken [said]. But at one point, regarding the idea of managing, he did slip in a couple hints there are worse ideas. "At some point I might like to do that," he said. The Ripken speculation started when he didn't rule out the Nationals in an interview in August, and came up again when Nats star Jayson Werth said Ripken would be his first choice.