October 05, 2004

Bye Bye BoMel

It should not come to a shock to anybody that the Beloved M’s fired their manager yesterday. Somebody had to take the fall for this train wreck of a season. It isn’t his fault of course. He couldn’t predict that Rich Aurillia and John Olerud would suddenly turn ancient, or that Randy Winn couldn’t play center to save his life. He couldn’t predict that Raul Ibanez would fail to hit like Barry Bonds in Safeco, or that Scott Speizio would leave his bat in Anaheim.

Bill Bavasi should be the one predicting, or at least considering all these things. He didn’t, and now Melvin, and Mariner fans everywhere are suffering for it. Now the question is: Who does he hire to replace him? I’ve heard about the in-house guys Rohn and Brundage, or Terry Collins or Joe Maddon, or (God Help Us) Larry Bowa and Don Baylor. Nothing I’ve heard thrills me at all. Nobody available right now makes me say, “Yeah, I want THAT guy managing my team.”

No Lou Pinellas…

Posted by Frinklin at October 5, 2004 05:55 PM

It'll be Maddon I bet. Bavasi is too nostalgic for his Anaheim days not to hire him.

Posted by: Richard at October 6, 2004 10:22 AM

I'd bet your right, though the name Terry Collins has been mentioned for much the same reason. Isn't he just 2/3 of Larry Bowa?

Posted by: frinklin at October 6, 2004 10:24 PM
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