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I'm Pretending I'm The Griddle
2006-11-16 18:04
by Mark T.R. Donohue

Bob Geren is the new A's manager.

This does have a Rockies connection: one of the other three finalists for the job was Jamie Quirk, Colorado's bench coach and their go-to interim manager the past few seasons. I am glad to see Quirk not get the job because I think he will make an excellent successor for Clint Hurdle. Not that I am saying Hurdle should be fired. Yet.

2006-11-16 18:15:33
1.   trainwreck
Beane loves making the most boring manager choices.
2006-11-16 18:23:58
2.   Ken Arneson
If you were really good, you'd have written your headline as "I'm Pretending I'm The Griddle Pretending I'm Catfish Stew". Then I would have been really impressed.
2006-11-16 20:18:58
3.   Cliff Corcoran
Kudos to Geren, whom I remember from his days platooning with Don Slaught as Yankee catcher. I remember one year he lost a bet to Mel Hall and Hall shaved Geren's head.

Other than that all I have to offer is that surveying Geren's B-Ref page I've learned that Rollie Fingers was a St. Louis Cardinal for four days in December 1980. I did not know that.

2006-11-16 21:48:28
4.   Bob Timmermann
And a fine job Mark has done!
2006-11-16 23:23:06
5.   sanchez101
has Geren announced who his successor, um, I mean, bench coach will be
2006-11-17 13:44:21
6.   dianagramr
Ooohh ooooh .... I know what Catfish Stew should change its name to (in honor of the new manager)

"Gerentology" !!!

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