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Old 06-08-2006, 08:38 AM
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Well, I know most of the posters here are older than me so they can tell me about this. What exactly made Terry Bevington such a horrible manager? I'm too young to really remember and I didn't really start following the Sox until Jerry Manuel became manager.
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Old 06-08-2006, 08:43 AM
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Besides the fact that all his players hated him, and he was/is a disgusting human being (when he got fired a writer saw him on the way out of the park and wished him well, Bevington told him he wished the guy a slow and painful death, I believe it was Joe Goddart), the only thing you really need to know is he went out to the mound once to remove a pitcher, and had no one warming up in the bullpen.
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Old 06-08-2006, 08:48 AM
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Jerry Manuel gets a lot of flak on here (some of it justified). But Bevington made Manuel seem like a cross between Edison, Einstein and Casey Stengel.
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Old 06-08-2006, 08:48 AM
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Let's put it this way: He was such a good manager that 10 years after his tenure with the Sox, he has risen to the level (at only 49 years old) of managing the Edmonton Cracker Cats (Northern League). We saw him in Joliet a couple of weeks ago.

http://www.crackercats.ca/terrybevington1.htm
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Old 06-08-2006, 08:50 AM
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Besides the fact that all his players hated him, and he was/is a disgusting human being (when he got fired a writer saw him on the way out of the park and wished him well, Bevington told him he wished the guy a slow and painful death, I believe it was Joe Goddart), the only thing you really need to know is he went out to the mound once to remove a pitcher, and had no one warming up in the bullpen.
Don't forget the bugs bunny arguement with the umpire:

"I meant to say foul but I said fair...and...uh..."
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Old 06-08-2006, 08:52 AM
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Don't forget the bugs bunny arguement with the umpire:

"I meant to say foul but I said fair...and...uh..."
What's the story with that? I've heard *of* it, but no details. Anyone care to recap?

All of his other follies I remember well.
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Old 06-08-2006, 08:54 AM
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What's the story with that? I've heard *of* it, but no details. Anyone care to recap?

All of his other follies I remember well.
http://northtonorth.com/pages/soundclips.shtml

Go down and click on Bevington.
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Old 06-08-2006, 09:00 AM
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"Terry Bevington didn't get the offense to manufacture enough runs when I pitched. He was awful."
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Old 06-08-2006, 09:01 AM
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Bevington was just not a nice human being and that, coupled with the fact that he didn't know a hell of a lot about baseball, sealed his fate.

He was once asked a question in a postgame news conference following a series about the team the Sox were scheduled to play next. If memory serves, it was California/Anaheim/Los Angeles.

In curtly answering the question, Bevington mentioned something that "I really don't know. I don't have crystal balls..."

Feel free to insert your own joke here.
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Old 06-08-2006, 09:03 AM
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Terry Bevington would have definitely managed this team into third place.

I've never seen a manager act or look more confused than this guy.
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Old 06-08-2006, 09:06 AM
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In curtly answering the question, Bevington mentioned something that "I really don't know. I don't have crystal balls..."

Feel free to insert your own joke here.
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Old 06-08-2006, 09:11 AM
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He was simply a mope who had no business managing a Major League ballclub. I never understood why Ron Schuler hired him and then stuck with him -- the players didn't like him, he made genuinely stupid mistakes, and he was a terrible public-relations guy. Other than that, he was great.

The examples that have already been posted are just a sampling of his congenital mopery. My favorite was from his initial press conference when his hiring was announced. He'd said he was confident that the team would do well and was asked why he thought so -- his response was (paraphrasing) "You want to know why I'm confident? I'm confident because...I'm confident."


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Old 06-08-2006, 09:23 AM
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I recall a live post game show from the Bullpen bar where he went on a Lee Elia style rant including including this observation: "Maybe if people would start coming to the ballpark we'd start winning." Classic chicken or the egg arguement. This guy was clueless.
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Old 06-08-2006, 09:38 AM
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He did the lineup cards in calligraphy.

He had one of those womanly lap dogs and insisted it was a dog for a man's man.

And IIRC, when the Sox said he wasn't coming back, he whined that it wasn't up to the Sox, because he had an option, and he wanted to come back (the club had the option).
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Old 06-08-2006, 09:42 AM
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Terry Bevington would have definitely managed this team into third place.

I've never seen a manager act or look more confused than this guy.
Why stop at third? Fourth would be a good possibility.
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