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DirtySox
01-21-2011, 05:03 PM
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Sox announce that Ozzie has option for next year picked up.
3 seconds ago (http://twitter.com/#%21/cst_Cowley/status/28588364869402624)
:rolleyes:

He sure earned it!

DumpJerry
01-21-2011, 05:05 PM
It was just announced at Soxfest.

DirtySox
01-21-2011, 05:06 PM
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KW just broke the news to the 13 people at the townhall meeting.
1 minute ago (http://twitter.com/#%21/cst_Cowley/status/28588587066859520)
Evidently everyone was getting autographs from Dunn/PK instead.

DumpJerry
01-21-2011, 05:09 PM
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KW just broke the news to the 13 people at the townhall meeting.
1 minute ago (http://twitter.com/#%21/cst_Cowley/status/28588587066859520)
Evidently everyone was getting autographs from Dunn/PK instead.
Chisoxgirl was there. She disputes the number 13, but said there were many empty seats.

sox1970
01-21-2011, 05:11 PM
Kenny's last year?

GlassSox
01-21-2011, 06:10 PM
Good. :thumbsup:

soltrain21
01-21-2011, 06:11 PM
Well, at least it won't be a distraction this year.

guillensdisciple
01-21-2011, 06:56 PM
A winning head coach is a winning head coach. Whether you like him or not. Glad to have you back, Ozwaldo.

Frontman
01-21-2011, 07:21 PM
I'm glad not to have the drama all season of will he/won't he be back; even if they do good. This way, its in the rear view and he's not a lame duck manager.

PalehosePlanet
01-21-2011, 07:24 PM
So much for Cowley no longer being our beat writer.

Frater Perdurabo
01-21-2011, 07:27 PM
If the Sox don't make the playoffs, I still want him fired they day they are eliminated.

Rocky Soprano
01-21-2011, 07:32 PM
So much for Cowley no longer being our beat writer.

He never said he was going to stop being Oney's puppet.

Daver
01-21-2011, 07:34 PM
Yay?

DirtySox
01-21-2011, 07:42 PM
If the Sox don't make the playoffs, I still want him fired they day they are eliminated.

I guess he could be traded as well if things don't work out this year.

Lip Man 1
01-21-2011, 07:43 PM
This will remove all the speculation about Ozzie's future in the short term and that's a good thing, less distractions.

He still has to win though to stick around longer.

Lip

russ99
01-21-2011, 09:14 PM
Good deal!

Like him or not, he deserves at least that much after what he's given the franchise. It's not like Ozzie (or Kenny for that matter) can't get fired if things go horribly wrong.

2011, the year of zero distractions. At least we hope...

A. Cavatica
01-21-2011, 09:48 PM
Good deal!

Like him or not, he deserves at least that much after what he's given the franchise. It's not like Ozzie (or Kenny for that matter) can't get fired if things go horribly wrong.

2011, the year of zero distractions. At least we hope...

Ugh. So much for 2011 and 2012.

SephClone89
01-22-2011, 12:02 AM
Ugh. So much for 2011 and 2012.

:rolleyes:

ShooterMcGavin
01-22-2011, 07:12 AM
What a mistake.

The Dude
01-22-2011, 12:08 PM
:rolleyes:

He sure earned it!

Horrible, horrible, horrible. :angry:

DickAllen72
01-22-2011, 12:22 PM
This doesn't necessarily mean that Ozzie will be the Sox manager in 2012. All it means is that the Sox will pay him his salary in 2012. Think of it as spending a few million bucks as insurance against Ozzie's contractual status being a daily distraction during the 2011 season.

If the Sox don't win the division with the team KW has assembled this year, Ozzie should be fired immediately. And if he and/or his spoiled punk kid continue to embarrass the organization, he should be fired as well, although winning the division will give him a little more rope to play with.

A. Cavatica
01-22-2011, 02:36 PM
This doesn't necessarily mean that Ozzie will be the Sox manager in 2012. All it means is that the Sox will pay him his salary in 2012. Think of it as spending a few million bucks as insurance against Ozzie's contractual status being a daily distraction during the 2011 season.

If the Sox don't win the division with the team KW has assembled this year, Ozzie should be fired immediately. And if he and/or his spoiled punk kid continue to embarrass the organization, he should be fired as well, although winning the division will give him a little more rope to play with.

But he won't be, because this organization hates to spend money for nothing.

gobears1987
01-22-2011, 02:43 PM
Ozzie helmed last year's club to an 88 win season. In most years, that wins you the division. I'd say he earned it.

thomas35forever
01-22-2011, 07:14 PM
That says a lot about KW's confidence in Ozzie. Let's go out and win some games.

Frontman
01-23-2011, 11:07 AM
Ozzie helmed last year's club to an 88 win season. In most years, that wins you the division. I'd say he earned it.

"Wins don't equal success. Champions are what defines success. Anything else isn't worth enjoying and is considered a failure..." D. Bernstein.

Ozzie has proven to be a successful manager. I hope he can get the Sox into the playoffs again. I still think the team needs some bullpen help; but all in all, Kenny's done a solid job getting a competitive team for Ozzie to manage.

Bobby Thigpen
01-23-2011, 11:31 AM
But he won't be, because this organization hates to spend money for nothing.
Damn them!

Do you understand how ridiculous that statement sounds?

Johnny Mostil
01-23-2011, 11:46 AM
Ozzie helmed last year's club to an 88 win season. In most years, that wins you the division. I'd say he earned it.

No, it doesn't. That isn't to say he earned or didn't earn the extension, but in only two years since 1995 did the ALC champion have less than 89 wins. In fact, in most years, you'd have needed 94 victories to win the division. Which, alas, is what the Twins had in 2010.

A. Cavatica
01-23-2011, 01:28 PM
Damn them!

Do you understand how ridiculous that statement sounds?

Do you realize how ridiculous the original assertion was, that it was OK to pick up Ozzie's option because they'll still fire him if the team tanks?

They have no intention of firing Ozzie if the team tanks.

soxfanreggie
01-23-2011, 04:53 PM
They have no intention of firing Ozzie if the team tanks.

If we're bad enough this year (say 72-90) and it's on his coaching, he could easily get fired. I believe that much. If we don't win the Central and are still over .500, yeah, he'll probably be around in 2012.

Tragg
01-23-2011, 05:08 PM
Ozzie helmed last year's club to an 88 win season. In most years, that wins you the division. I'd say he earned it.
88 wins doesn't win squat in most years.