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Chicken Dinner
06-14-2007, 02:35 PM
Due to lack of hitting. Now there's an idea.

http://losangeles.dodgers.mlb.com/news/press_releases/press_release.jsp?ymd=20070614&content_id=2025942&vkey=pr_la&fext=.jsp&c_id=la

CLR01
06-14-2007, 02:39 PM
Due to lack of hitting. Now there's an idea.

http://losangeles.dodgers.mlb.com/news/press_releases/press_release.jsp?ymd=20070614&content_id=2025942&vkey=pr_la&fext=.jsp&c_id=la


Silly Dodgers. That's not his responsibility.

oeo
06-14-2007, 02:40 PM
Due to lack of hitting. Now there's an idea.

http://losangeles.dodgers.mlb.com/news/press_releases/press_release.jsp?ymd=20070614&content_id=2025942&vkey=pr_la&fext=.jsp&c_id=la

I'd kill for a .261 team batting average. :(:

BTW, OT, but after looking at the team batting averages, Detroit is batting .292. I wonder what happens to them when they come back to Earth.

The Immigrant
06-14-2007, 02:48 PM
Good for the Dodgers and their fans. This is a team ten games over .500 showing its fans that pathetic offensive performance will not be tolerated.

All we get are more pathetic excuses.

102605
06-14-2007, 02:49 PM
Wasn't Eddie Murray the same hitting coach that Cleveland fired halfway through stinking in the 2005 season? Funny.

Scottiehaswheels
06-14-2007, 02:50 PM
It's Eddie Murray getting fired as a hitting coach again.... He can't hang on with any team long can he?

southsideirish71
06-14-2007, 02:50 PM
He should of called Walk to find out how you can be pathetic at your job, and hide behind the press, your coaches, and cute little quips.


All that Murray should of said

"Its unseasonably cold today in LA"
"We have just run into some of the best pitching in baseball this week, tip your cap"
"These are major leaguers, if you flip their cards there is a long set of stats that they have lived up to."
"At some point this will balance itself out, and when it does the opposing pitchers will pay"
"This is a perfect storm"
"They are putting too much pressure on themselves, they need to be loosey goosey. If they were loosey goosey, they would be hitting"


In reality, they are hitting quite a bit better than our team. In a pitcher park, and without a DH. They still fired their hitting coach. Maybe Cowley should write an article condemning them on this drastic approach, and how they will lose the team by firing their poker buddy. Only on this team is Walk still employed.

Hitmen77
06-14-2007, 02:55 PM
Don't the Dodgers realize that their lineup is full of veterans who make millions of dollars???? Therefore, it can't be the hitting coach's fault! Do you think Garciaparra and Kent need a "coach" to tell them how to hit???

Well, at least there are some teams out there who don't stand for sub-standard results. Is the Dodgers hitting really that bad? Compared to the Sox, they look like the '27 Yankees.

Oh well, there is nothing we can do. Every single one of our hitters suck and can't execute. That's just the way it is and the coaches can't do anything about it.

FedEx227
06-14-2007, 03:25 PM
Are the Dodgers nuts? It's not a hitting coaches job to instruct and help with hitting. Knuckleheads!

spiffie
06-14-2007, 03:47 PM
Over on dodgersinteractive.com DodgerBlueGeorge is mocking anyone who thinks this move will make a difference.

VenturaFan23
06-14-2007, 04:46 PM
How dare they! Couldn't they have blamed the cold weather..oh wait. Well couldn't they have blamed great American League pitching..oh wait.

Hitmen77
06-14-2007, 05:13 PM
Over on dodgersinteractive.com DodgerBlueGeorge is mocking anyone who thinks this move will make a difference.

LOL! I think the rest of the gang there is busy posting on one of their most popular threads titled "**Official You Write Tomorrow's L.A.A. Times Headline"

MRM
06-14-2007, 05:44 PM
Due to lack of hitting. Now there's an idea.

Oh, Yeah. Just a Brilliant move. The Dodgers led the NL in BA and OBP last year, despite hitting in a pitchers park, with Murray as hitting coach. Just before he was fired the Dodgers completed a 3-game sweep of the Mets in which they had 31 hits and scored 18 runs.

With quotes such as "Eddie Murray is a great hitting coach" and "No one person is to blame" combined with the Dodgers bats recently coming around, one has to wonder what is behind this move and why now. I'd be surprised if there are not some sort of internal politics that have little to do with Murrays ability as a coach involved in this move.

FedEx227
06-14-2007, 05:49 PM
Or they saw firing Murray helped the Indians surge at the end of 2005 and decided to follow suit.

CLR01
06-14-2007, 06:03 PM
With quotes such as "Eddie Murray is a great hitting coach" and "No one person is to blame" combined with the Dodgers bats recently coming around, one has to wonder what is behind this move and why now. I

As well as "Change is never easy, but sometimes it is necessary, and we feel that this is the best thing right now to help the team win,"

and

"Our offense hasn't lived up to our expectations"

Doesn't really matter what quotes are used to describe you when the words that speak the loudest are "You're fired".

MRM
06-14-2007, 06:27 PM
Doesn't really matter what quotes are used to describe you when the words that speak the loudest are "You're fired".

Agreed. What I'm questioning is the actual reasoning and the timing of the decision just as their hitting seems to be coming around some. Surely last years results warrant giving the guy a little more rope than 60 games, no? Somehow I just don't see a good coach forgetting how to coach quite so quickly. I'm wondering if Murray was having issues or differences with someone(s) in the front office, on the coaching staff, or some player(s) that expedited this move.

Or maybe it was all the griping on some of the fan sites

santo=dorf
06-14-2007, 06:43 PM
Wasn't Eddie Murray the same hitting coach that Cleveland fired halfway through stinking in the 2005 season? Funny.
Yeah but Cleveland's offense has never been the same since they dumped him in early June. Murray might be a hall of famer, but sure is no Greg Walker.

HotelWhiteSox
06-14-2007, 09:27 PM
Wasn't Eddie Murray the same hitting coach that Cleveland fired halfway through stinking in the 2005 season? Funny.

Very bizarre how they actually strated hitting and got hotter than hell right after that

PatK
06-15-2007, 01:12 PM
Oh, Yeah. Just a Brilliant move. The Dodgers led the NL in BA and OBP last year, despite hitting in a pitchers park, with Murray as hitting coach. Just before he was fired the Dodgers completed a 3-game sweep of the Mets in which they had 31 hits and scored 18 runs.



Well then, if he's that great, there's no reason we shouldn't fire Walker and hire him