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Since: 11.7.02
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That was a short trigger...

    Originally posted by ESPN.com
    PHOENIX -- The Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday fired manager Bob Brenly in a move that was anticipated after weeks of poor performances by the team.

    The Diamondbacks won the last two games against the San Diego Padres but suffered an 11-game losing streak prior to those wins. The Diamondbacks are 29-50, next-to-last in the NL West.

    "This is never an easy decision to make, particularly with someone as well-liked and respected as Bob," said Jerry Colangelo, the team's chairman and chief executive.

    Brenly, who was in his first year as the team's manager when it won the World Series, compiled an overall record of 303-262 during 3 seasons with the team.
But no word on the replacement....



(edited by Grimis on 2.7.04 1506)


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Have I mentioned recently just how much I hate Jerry Colangelo? Stupid, stupid, stupid. (Jerry, after decades you finally managed to buy yourself a major league sports ring -- now just go away.)

Meanwhile, I wonder what effect this will have on a couple of my friend's kids who play baseball with Bob's kid. "Coach Brenley, would you talk to my mom & tell her the game is running long. She gets mad if I'm not home on time."
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I'm thinking Paul Molitor as a replacement, but I don't know why.....



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My dark horse is Mark Grace.



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    Originally posted by Guru Zim
    My dark horse is Mark Grace.

Actually, I thought of him before Molitor, but figured it'd be too much of a long-shot.



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You wanted the best, you got... Out of Context Quote of the Week.

"I will blow your ass out." (drjayphd)


Well, they do have Robin Yount right there... I forget who else they mentioned, but he's a coach on their staff with a good deal of minor-league managing experience.



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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.47
Indeed we do have Robin Yount right here -- I'd think that's an excellent call.
(Gracie's having too much fun doing TV broadcast colour! :-) )
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According to ESPN, Wally Backman and Al Pedrique are also candidates for the job from the inside.

EDIT: Pedrique was named "interim" manager:

http://sports.espn.go.com/ mlb/news/story?id=1833440

(edited by geemoney on 2.7.04 1828)

(edited by geemoney on 2.7.04 1828)

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    Originally posted by emma
    Have I mentioned recently just how much I hate Jerry Colangelo? Stupid, stupid, stupid. (Jerry, after decades you finally managed to buy yourself a major league sports ring -- now just go away)


Emma emma emma. You Phoenixians should be kissing Colangelo's feet for what he's done for you. Without him, you have NO major league teams and basically, are another Tuscon.




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Somehow, I see this dude as more of a placeholder than anything else...



God Bless Ronald Reagan, and may he rest in peace...

* * * * * * *

For decades, American had waged a Cold War, and few believed it could possibly end in our own lifetimes. The president was one of those few. And it was the vision and the will of Ronald Reagan that gave hope to the oppressed, shamed the oppressors and ended an evil empire . . . Ronald Reagan was more than a historic figure. He was a providential man who came along just when our nation and the world most needed him.

Fellow Americans, here lies a graceful and a gallant man.
- Dick Cheney, 6/9/2004


Reagan had a rare and prized gift called leadership, that ineffable and sometimes magical quality that sets some men and women apart so that millions will follow them as they conjure up grand visions and invite their countrymen to dream big and exciting dreams.-Brian Mulroney, 6/11/2004
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#11 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.68
    Originally posted by Grimis
    Somehow, I see this dude as more of a placeholder than anything else...

What gave it away? The "interim" tag?

/kidding



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I'm going to miss Bob Brenly. Tony LaRussa
takes pride in "outmanaging" the opposing
coach through numerous, mostly meaningless
late inning changes and double switches.

Brenly was an idiot, devoid of strategy, so
watching LaRussa try to "outthink" him was
like watching Brer Rabbit fight the tar baby.

LaRussa would send up a left handed pinch
hitter to bait Brenly into bringing on a
left handed pitcher so that LaRussa could
outsmart him with the righthanded pinch
hitter that he wanted all along, but Bob
would just sit there and settle for what
looked like a bad matchup, foiling Tony's
plan to make himself look like a genius.

I'll miss Bob Brenly, but LaRussa will still
be confounded by managers like Baker and Alou.

Frank
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You wanted the best, you got... Out of Context Quote of the Week.

"I will blow your ass out." (drjayphd)


Yup, Pedrique was who I was thinking of. He gets promoted, and Yount... resigns? Anyone know what's up with that?



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    Originally posted by drjayphd
    Yup, Pedrique was who I was thinking of. He gets promoted, and Yount... resigns? Anyone know what's up with that?

Was Yount the Bench coach, or 3rd base coach? If he's the bench coach, that's the typical progression to the top job, regardless of how inexperienced Yount is.



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You wanted the best, you got... Out of Context Quote of the Week.

"I will blow your ass out." (drjayphd)


    Originally posted by Sec19Row53
      Originally posted by drjayphd
      Yup, Pedrique was who I was thinking of. He gets promoted, and Yount... resigns? Anyone know what's up with that?

    Was Yount the Bench coach, or 3rd base coach? If he's the bench coach, that's the typical progression to the top job, regardless of how inexperienced Yount is.


Yeah, he was the bench coach. I'm sure he'll get something soon, though, if they had him there already.



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emma
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#16 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.47
Is it just because I hate Jerry Colangelo (Have I mentioned that before?), but this sounds to me like such a lame statement.
    Originally posted by Jerry Colangelo at the press conference
    The bottom line is this: Sometimes coaches & managers have to play with the hand dealt them. And in no way, shape or form is this change a reflection on Bob Brenley. Nor are we putting any blame on Bob Brenley for the state of affairs of our baseball team. It's so clouded with the number of injuries we're had, & the bad luck we've had this year, & the exodus of certain players this year -- that he's a casualty. It's as simple as that.
Oh-kay -- that clarifies things.

Yeah, Robin Yount resigned "out of loyalty". And they also "released" the pitching coach Chuck Kniffen, who's been around about at long as Brenley.
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It's pretty much a mess all-round, but the coaching is about the only area they could really shakeup.
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