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SouthSide_HitMen
09-30-2006, 07:03 PM
Frank Robinson's demise is now official (http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news;_ylt=AqIaAQl7COMJGtvqsqI7Sq0RvLYF?slug=ap-nationals-robinson&prov=ap&type=lgns).

Felipe Alou announced he is done (http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news;_ylt=AmJ63emkYjV12NjoVDW3vxERvLYF?slug=ap-giants-alou&prov=ap&type=lgns) today.

Dusty Baker will be the third manager on Monday (http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news;_ylt=AoLeTEeAtPpKg5XprIBeBTwRvLYF?slug=ap-cubs-baker&prov=ap&type=lgns).

SOXintheBURGH
09-30-2006, 07:03 PM
:o: :o: :o:

cheeses_h_rice
09-30-2006, 07:06 PM
Wasn't there a strong rumor around mid-season that both Hendry and Toothpick Boy were going to have their contracts renewed? IIRC, Hendry's was extended so I thought for sure they'd keep Dusty around for some insane reason.

SOXintheBURGH
09-30-2006, 07:16 PM
Wasn't there a strong rumor around mid-season that both Hendry and Toothpick Boy were going to have their contracts renewed? IIRC, Hendry's was extended so I thought for sure they'd keep Dusty around for some insane reason.

The reason being that he's a player's manager with a proven track record that free agents would love to play with?

SouthSide_HitMen
09-30-2006, 07:29 PM
Wasn't there a strong rumor around mid-season that both Hendry and Toothpick Boy were going to have their contracts renewed? IIRC, Hendry's was extended so I thought for sure they'd keep Dusty around for some insane reason.

Hendry had his contract renewed in April and Dusty was to follow within two weeks but the Cubs hit a rough patch and never recovered.

Jim Lefebvre (http://www.baseball-reference.com/managers/lefebji01.shtml) was the last ex Cub manager to score another job (interim in 1999 for the Brewers replacing the fired Phil Garner).

Leo Durocher (http://www.baseball-reference.com/managers/durocle01.shtml) was the last ex Cub manager to manage a full season for another team (1973 for Houston after being hired late in 1972 as a interim manager).

Joe McCarthy (http://www.baseball-reference.com/managers/mccarjo99.shtml) is the only ex Cub manager to ever reach the postseason after leaving the Cubs.

cheeses_h_rice
09-30-2006, 07:51 PM
The reason being that he's a player's manager with a proven track record that free agents would love to play with?

*****.

You forgot the teal, Burgh.

Brian26
09-30-2006, 07:57 PM
Dusty will go back to SF for '07.

Lip Man 1
10-01-2006, 12:29 AM
Paul Sullivan on the Tribune web site has started a story for each year of Dusty's tenure with his best 'quotes.' It'll be one a day starting with 2003.

Some of Dusty's comments are really funny.

Lip

HotelWhiteSox
10-01-2006, 01:01 AM
Paul Sullivan on the Tribune web site has started a story for each year of Dusty's tenure with his best 'quotes.' It'll be one a day starting with 2003.

Some of Dusty's comments are really funny.

Lip
Duuuudee

http://www.sfgate.com/blogs/images/sfgate/culture/2005/08/03/Dusty%20Baker%20and%20Harry%20February%202000.jpg

MUsoxfan
10-01-2006, 02:20 AM
Dusty will go back to SF for '07.


I doubt it. I thought he left because Giants management couldn't stand him

chaerulez
10-01-2006, 03:38 AM
I doubt it. I thought he left because Giants management couldn't stand him

Not only the managment, but doesn't Peter Magowan not like him either? Anyways, I don't know what team is a good fit for Dusty, if any. As for people wondernig if he was going to get an extension... if he was going to get one why wouldn't he have gotten one by now? If the Cubs don't do anything else but fire him, it'll be a shock and the Cubs would look foolish. (Not that they don't already)

jamokes
10-01-2006, 04:44 AM
Dusty?........he gone!!

harwar
10-01-2006, 08:57 AM
If the yankees stole Coop away we could always hire Baker as pitching coach.(be advised that this poster is colorblind,so don't be calling the teal police on me)

samram
10-01-2006, 11:15 AM
*****.

You forgot the teal, Burgh.


I guess you forgot the Jim Thome, Scott Rolen, and Ivan Rodriguez almost-signings? Evidence of Dusty's drawing power, IMO.:D:

I think Seattle is a possibility for Dusty.

Whitesox4ever
10-01-2006, 11:27 AM
Frank Robinson's demise is now official (http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news;_ylt=AqIaAQl7COMJGtvqsqI7Sq0RvLYF?slug=ap-nationals-robinson&prov=ap&type=lgns).

Felipe Alou announced he is done (http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news;_ylt=AmJ63emkYjV12NjoVDW3vxERvLYF?slug=ap-giants-alou&prov=ap&type=lgns) today.

Dusty Baker will be the third manager on Monday (http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news;_ylt=AoLeTEeAtPpKg5XprIBeBTwRvLYF?slug=ap-cubs-baker&prov=ap&type=lgns).

Giradi will also be fired tomorrow

WLL1855
10-01-2006, 11:39 AM
Giradi will also be fired tomorrow

And that is a travesty if there ever was one.

soxinem1
10-01-2006, 08:52 PM
And now with McFail quitting, Hendry may join Dusty, Girardi, Hargrove, Gibbons, Robinson, Alou, and Showalter on the chopping block.

PKalltheway
10-02-2006, 12:40 AM
Frank Robinson's demise is now official (http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news;_ylt=AqIaAQl7COMJGtvqsqI7Sq0RvLYF?slug=ap-nationals-robinson&prov=ap&type=lgns).
Even though he has been axed by the Nats, the Nats showed a lot of class by honoring him on the last day of the season. He really did put up with a lot with that team, from all of the mess with MLB owing the Expos, playing "home" games in San Juan, and the move to Washington. Plus, I liked the staredown that he had with a home plate umpire last year. There aren't too many managers I pay attention to outside of Ozzie Guillen, but Frank Robinson was one of them. A true living legend. Best of luck to ya, Frank!:gulp:

getonbckthr
10-02-2006, 01:01 AM
Dusty will land in Texas. Girardi with the Cubs. Joey Cora with the Marlins. My prediction for new Cubs GM following the eventual Hendry firing will be our very own Rick Hahn.

DumpJerry
10-02-2006, 08:04 AM
This just in:

Embarrassed by losing the division crown on the last day by being swept by the 100 loss Royals, the Tigers fire Jim Leyland and replace him with Dusty Baker.

White Sox fans are reported to be celebrating like they did on October 26, 2005....

downstairs
10-02-2006, 01:33 PM
Joe McCarthy (http://www.baseball-reference.com/managers/mccarjo99.shtml) is the only ex Cub manager to ever reach the postseason after leaving the Cubs.

Love it:

Joe McCarthy (http://www.baseball-reference.com/managers/mccarjo99.shtml)
Born (http://www.baseball-reference.com/bio/) April 21 (http://www.baseball-reference.com/friv/birthdays.cgi?month=4&day=21), 1887 (http://www.baseball-reference.com/leagues/ML_1887_birth.shtml) in Philadelphia, PA (http://www.baseball-reference.com/bio/PA_born.shtml)