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Oakland A's: Manager Ken Macha fired

 
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2006 1:34 pm    Post subject: Oakland A's: Manager Ken Macha fired Reply with quote

Well, well well...... that guy is gone! I really hope they install Ron Washington, or even Rene Lacheman. No doubt Pinella and Dusty won't take the job (I don't want them anyway) since there's so much control from the GM (Billy Beane). I'm going totally on media reports, of course, but Mach was not in touch with the players..... way too detached! He didn't even say "Hi" to Adam Melhuse for like a month straight... that's just lame as a human being, never mind team chemistry! And then, conversely, he used Melhuse as a pinch hitter in a crucial situation in game 2 of the ALCS, leaving Dan Johnson and Bobby Kielty on the bench! What the fuck!? Anyway, yeah, he's gone!

On a related note, a supervisor at my work quit/was fired today..... I've had to deal with his problems for the last 7 years.... fuck yeah! Great day all around, it even cancelled out all the shitty CA drivers I had to deal with today!
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2006 3:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Me says here that Wash gets the job... He's been here 11 years, the players like him and he can keep the likes of Milton Bradley in check He'll show some emotion, he won't let an opposing manger get away with a sneaky second visit to the mound (ala Leyland/Guillen visit in the ALCS).

Wash won't get the Texas job... Dan Wakamatsu, their bench coach is deserving of the top job there if there looking for fresh blood. HE would be a good fit here too actually. The only problem with Wash (and ostensibly Baker, Bochy, Lacheman, etc...) is that these guys are baseball men through and through... and old school baseball men can't stand the way Beane et al have dissected the game into a statistical probabilty D & D game. Wash is going to want to bunt here and there... hit and run and move the runner over to get a run any way you can... the way we were all taught as Little Leaguers and prep players. Can an old school coach co-exist with the OBP first mentality of Beane ?

Footnote... I'm not knocking Beane... he does KNOW baseball... I just want to see it applied on the field.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2006 6:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd love to see Wash get the job, too. However, I agree with you that his balls are too big for Beane to squeeze.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2007 1:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just noticed this post... the work-related note is hilarious.
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