Odd. It doesn't sound like he was forced out. And if it was just a case of him losing his passion, you'd think he could at least suck it up and finish the season. It makes you wonder if there's something more to the story.
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As a hardcore Mariners fan, I've never been a fan of him. While, obviously, I don't get to watch many M's games here in Iowa, I do remember watching A LOT of Indians games from when he was the manager there. I just think that he's as good as the players he's got. I don't think he did anything special to make anyone any better or to make the team any better as a whole.
On that note, best of luck to him and his family in the future.
Interesting to suggest Girardi. I mean every single managerial opening that comes out from here until the off-season will have his name come up. I think that Seattle is too far for him to go at this point in time. His family is a big factor in where he goes. He's an honorable guy and I don't see him taking that job. I don't know if he really wants to slap the Orioles in the face that hard. But it's definitely right to speculate they'll go after him with some zeal.
Last edited by CycloneHockey; 07-01-2007 at 05:53 PM.
I was actually at the game today, and nobody around me really knew what the story was either. You have to think its a personal issue, you certainly can't force him out in the middle of an 8 game win streak. Also, they've named the bench coach John McLaren manager. Full-time, no interim tag, so Joe's probably not heading west.
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