The W
Views: 112276784
Main | FAQ | Search: Y! / G | Color chart | Log in for more!
5.5.09 0933
The 7 - Baseball - Good Riddance to Bad Rubbish
This thread has 3 referrals leading to it
Register and log in to post!
(895 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
User
Post (7 total)
spf
Scrapple
Level: 135

Posts: 2416/5410
EXP: 28795020
For next: 540061

Since: 2.1.02
From: The Las Vegas of Canada

Since last post: 185 days
Last activity: 10 days
AIM:  
#1 Posted on 29.9.03 1408.50
Reposted on: 29.9.10 1409.57
Jerry Manuel fired as White Sox Manager (sports.espn.go.com)

My only response is disappointment that it took so long. Had this happened in late May perhaps they might have been able to pull this season out. But game after game Manuel making decisions of epic idiocy were too much to overcome. I don't normally advocate the "fire the manager" theory of sports, but in this case this manager actively cost his team games through poor decision making and under-utilization of talent. Bring on Wally Backman!
Promote this thread!
Grimis
Scrapple
Level: 126

Posts: 2218/4700
EXP: 22891007
For next: 193160

Since: 11.7.02
From: MD

Since last post: 1829 days
Last activity: 284 days
#2 Posted on 29.9.03 1443.57
Reposted on: 29.9.10 1446.43
Unfortunately, Hargrove got it in B-more as well.
redsoxnation
Scrapple
Level: 155

Posts: 2919/7534
EXP: 46397410
For next: 1019917

Since: 24.7.02

Since last post: 1039 days
Last activity: 1039 days
#3 Posted on 29.9.03 1521.50
Reposted on: 29.9.10 1523.03
    Originally posted by spf2119
    Jerry Manuel fired as White Sox Manager (sports.espn.go.com)

    My only response is disappointment that it took so long. Had this happened in late May perhaps they might have been able to pull this season out. But game after game Manuel making decisions of epic idiocy were too much to overcome. I don't normally advocate the "fire the manager" theory of sports, but in this case this manager actively cost his team games through poor decision making and under-utilization of talent. Bring on Wally Backman!






He should have been fired that Thursday afternoon in New York when he pushed back Buehrle when the White Sox had a chance for a sweep so he could pitch against the mighty Tigers. Result: White Sox blow an early 2 run lead against Mussina and lose to the Yankees, and then Buehrle gets whacked by the Tigers. If they win those 2 games, perhaps they could have survived Loiza's choke jobs against Radke.
spf
Scrapple
Level: 135

Posts: 2417/5410
EXP: 28795020
For next: 540061

Since: 2.1.02
From: The Las Vegas of Canada

Since last post: 185 days
Last activity: 10 days
AIM:  
#4 Posted on 29.9.03 1658.41
Reposted on: 29.9.10 1659.03
Re: Loaiza's choke jobs, it came out that Loaiza had an extremely bad flu the night he got hammered against the Twins. Rather than be a proactive manager and take control saying "Esteban, take the night off and pitch tomorrow, especially since you're out of your normal rotation anyhow (it was Garland's night to pitch)" Manuel just meekly sits there looking confused as ever as Loaiza sneezed his way to a shelling.
drjayphd
Scrapple
Moderator
Level: 118

Posts: 1544/3989
EXP: 18039182
For next: 343786

Since: 22.4.02
From: Outside of Boston

Since last post: 4 days
Last activity: 22 hours
AIM:  
ICQ:  
Y!:
#5 Posted on 29.9.03 1707.24
Reposted on: 29.9.10 1707.26
I'm just waiting for someone to explain Tom Gamboa's firing. I mean, what did he do to deserve it? The Royals had nothing, really, aside from Sweeney, and kicked more ass than they had any right kicking.
PeterStork
Sujuk
Level: 65

Posts: 186/1009
EXP: 2314381
For next: 21259

Since: 25.1.02
From: Chicagoland with Hoosiers, or "The Region"

Since last post: 406 days
Last activity: 169 days
#6 Posted on 29.9.03 1837.24
Reposted on: 29.9.10 1838.02
    Originally posted by drjayphd
    I'm just waiting for someone to explain Tom Gamboa's firing. I mean, what did he do to deserve it? The Royals had nothing, really, aside from Sweeney, and kicked more ass than they had any right kicking.


I'm sure the 5.60 bullpen ERA had something to do with it...though, yeah, you really can't blame Gamboa for that. Give him something to work with and we'll talk.

Gotta have a scapegoat I guess.
pieman
As young as
he feels
Level: 114

Posts: 1096/3689
EXP: 16248137
For next: 61480

Since: 11.12.01
From: China, Maine

Since last post: 3 days
Last activity: 21 hours
AIM:  
ICQ:  
Y!:
#7 Posted on 29.9.03 2048.14
Reposted on: 29.9.10 2050.52
    Originally posted by drjayphd
    I'm just waiting for someone to explain Tom Gamboa's firing. I mean, what did he do to deserve it? The Royals had nothing, really, aside from Sweeney, and kicked more ass than they had any right kicking.


Gamboa was part of Tony Muser's staff. No reason that Tony Pena shouldn't be able to choose his own coaches is there?
ALL ORIGINAL POSTS IN THIS THREAD ARE NOW AVAILABLE
Thread ahead: Twins Win !!!!
Next thread: Mark Grace retiring
Previous thread: Red Sox playoff roster
(895 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
Related threads: So much for the all-Chicago World Series - Chicago White Trash Fan gets off. Possible dumbest judge rational - Now THAT'S baseball! - More...
The 7 - Baseball - Good Riddance to Bad RubbishRegister and log in to post!

The W™ message board - 7 year recycle

ZimBoard
©2001-2015 Brothers Zim
This old hunk of junk rendered your page in 0.181 seconds.