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chosk8
09-05-2003, 10:47 AM
Hangar18 I think I remember you asking about this. This is from the current issue of Baseball America....

Silly season isn’t very funny for scouting directors

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chosk8 EDIT: I apologize for that. The article was in the "pay-portion" of Baseball America's site.

DrCrawdad
09-05-2003, 10:58 AM
Originally posted by chosk8
...It kicked off in July, when the White Sox
Granted, Laumann’s scouting staff deserves its share of the credit for all this apparent success. But how does replacing him better the organization?

Be prepared for Doug Laumann to be hired by the Cubbies.

Hangar18
09-05-2003, 12:34 PM
Originally posted by DrCrawdad
Be prepared for Doug Laumann to be hired by the ......

Say, Anyone know .....what happened with Laumann?

chosk8
09-05-2003, 01:09 PM
"....when the White Sox demoted Doug Laumann to special-assignment scout. They’ve since given him no assignments."


..."The White Sox say they made the change with Laumann, which they initially tried to spin as a promotion, for “the betterment of the organization.” Laumann has declined comment, but several other sources say his downfall came when he wanted to discipline one of his crosscheckers.

The scout has ties to higher-ranking people in the Sox front office, so Laumann was overruled. When he persisted, he lost his job."

That's the gist of the article. Laumann is no longer with the club.

gosox41
09-05-2003, 01:30 PM
Originally posted by chosk8
"....when the White Sox demoted Doug Laumann to special-assignment scout. They’ve since given him no assignments."


..."The White Sox say they made the change with Laumann, which they initially tried to spin as a promotion, for “the betterment of the organization.?Laumann has declined comment, but several other sources say his downfall came when he wanted to discipline one of his crosscheckers.

The scout has ties to higher-ranking people in the Sox front office, so Laumann was overruled. When he persisted, he lost his job."

That's the gist of the article. Laumann is no longer with the club.

Looks like KW is working his magic yet again. Mr. Know-It-All is once again hurting the team, not help it.

Bob