Tuesday, October 17, 2006

An embarrassment of riches...crappy, has-been riches

This is just ridiculous. The Phillies now have a coaching staff that includes

Manager: Charlie Manuel
Bench coach: Jimy Williams
First-base coach: Davey Lopes
Third-base coach: Art Howe

(Phillies GM Pat Gillick knows these guys were fired for a reason, right?) This staff is reminiscent, of course, of the Yankees coaching staff, to the right...

Manager: Joe Torre
Bench coach: Lee Mazzilli
First-base coach: Tony Pena
Third-base coach: Larry Bowa
Bullpen Coach: Joe Kerrigan

That's four current/former managers for the Phils, five for the Yanks. I think the Sox should one-up them (turns out while they hired Magadan, it might not be as hitting coach). I hear Buck Showalter is available; so are Ken Macha, Don Baylor, Buck Martinez, Jeff Torborg, Bobby Valentine, and Jack McKeon.

I think we should get them all. We can have the stupidest and/or least likeable coaching staff in baseball history!


  1. I think Whitey Herzog and Sparky Anderson are still alive. The Sox should bring them in as well. You know how sports are a copy cat business, so should the Tigers win the WS this year *hell just getting there should qualify as a model worth copying* every team should rush right out and get a manager from a number of years back, like Leyland.

    Whitey, Sparky, Lasorda, Dick Howser hell even Yogi is still alive. Brin em all back.

  2. How about only former Sox skippers? Little, Kerrigan, and even Jimy all have jobs in baseball, but there's still lots to pick from: Kevin Kennedy, Butch Hobson, Joe Morgan, John McNamara, Don Zimmer...

    ...holy shit that's a god-awful list. Yikes.

  3. "holy shit that's a god-awful list."

    talk about an understatement.

    although Morgan was right when he said on the way out "those guys are not as good as they think they are." It didn't take long for them to find that out with Butch at the helm.

    Did you know that the Sox in 1930 were managed by Heinie Wagner?