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Dale Sveum, the Brewers third base coach, will take over in an interim role as manager for the remainder of the season. Bench Coach Ted Simmons has been reassigned to an advisory role. Any other coaching changes will be announced later.


whoa. I mean, I understand firing him, but the timing is crazy.



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I'm not usually a big fan of midseason firings, but this was waaaay overdue.



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That is amazing. He's not a good manager IMO, but still.



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oh, and meanwhile, there are other interesting things happening in Milwaukee. I guess the Astros have found their own way of protesting these games being moved to Wrigley North.



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Lilly went 6 1/3 of no-hit ball before it was broken up.

Good move by the Brew Crew. Maybe the move will give them a kick in the ass to wake them up the last few weeks.



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Dale Sveum needs to bring back the mustache from the old Brewer/Mariner days.

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Can anyone think of any case before where a manager was fired in the closing weeks of the season while the team was in playoff position? (If the season had ended when Yost was fired, the Brewers would have been in a play-in game with the Phillies.) I don't think even Steinbrenner pulled that.

Then again, as a Mets fan I'm wondering what might have happened if they'd fired Willie during the collapse last year....
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Firing Yost is a positive. Still thought the Brewers should have jumped on Torre when the Yankees fired him but before the Dodgers had an opening. Remembering Sveum as the 3rd Base Coach for the Red Sox the only thing I can say about him that is positive is that he isn't Ned Yost.
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    Originally posted by Peter The Hegemon
    Can anyone think of any case before where a manager was fired in the closing weeks of the season while the team was in playoff position?


Not off the top of my head in baseball, but it's happened a couple of times with the New Jersey Devils. In 2000, they fired Robbie Ftorek with just a few games left in the season and then went on to win the Stanley Cup.



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    Originally posted by Big Bad
      Originally posted by Peter The Hegemon
      Can anyone think of any case before where a manager was fired in the closing weeks of the season while the team was in playoff position?


    Not off the top of my head in baseball, but it's happened a couple of times with the New Jersey Devils. In 2000, they fired Robbie Ftorek with just a few games left in the season and then went on to win the Stanley Cup.


IIRC they did that again in '06 too.
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1981 The Expos fired Dick Williams with 27 games left in the season. Under Jim Fanning they won 16 of their last 27 games winning the second-half pennant race (season was played as two halves because of teh brief player's strike)

They then beat the hated Phillies to win their only NL East pennant before falling to the Los Angeles Dodgers on "Blue Monday" when Rick Monday took staff ace Steve Rogers deep on a rare bullpen appearance by Rogers and Gary Carter hit two massive just-foul shots that he couldn't convince to curve fair a la Carlton Fisk.





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