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Say It Ain't So Joe

Posted by Radatz on October 27, 2017 at 12:00 AM


You may think I'm talking about the breaking news that Hightower is lost for the season to NE with a torn pectoral, as the good but fragile LB with the big contract becomes vaporware again. And that's bad enough. Oddly though, it's just an honorable mention since I heard about it as I sat to write this.


When the MLB playoffs began my dream was that Boston would fire Farrell (check) and Joe Girardi would somehow be fired by NY and end up in Boston. The latter sounded like a pipe dream and, except for the pipe, it was. But I still wondered why Boston would race out to sign a manager before the postseason had ended. I wondered further why they'd be scrambling to sign Alex Cora, a total managerial unknown. Today I'm wondering what's the use.


You see, the Yankees fired Girardi. Good grief, couldn't signing Cora have waited a week or so? Not that it would have made a difference in Boston, a team with a looong history of great rosters and inept managers. But why was Girardi fired? Everyone in NY knew his re-signing wasn't a slam dunk after GM Cashman was rehired, but you have to live deep in the NY soap opera to understand why a guy who led an unfinished rebuild to within a game of a Series appearance would be let go. I've read the papers in NY and I don't have a clearer answer than I do about the Clinton Foundation.


It just seems a strange lack of shock. So there goes my offseason dream. Now I have to rely on dream #2... that the Yankees will hire John Farrell. But that's also too good to be true.

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11 Comments

Reply Ferociousjane
4:20 PM on October 26, 2017 
I read that the Yankees will likely hire from within.
Phillies are looking at Farrell.

Whatta game last night though!
Reply Radatz
5:41 PM on October 26, 2017 
Geez Jane, you get lovelier every day :)

I wouldn't wish Farrell even on the poor Phillies, who will have once had nowhere to go but up.

I, of course, confident that the Stros were about to lose another 3-1 game to the stupid Dodgers, was comfortably watching Perry Mason reruns while they came back.
Reply Ferociousjane
6:40 PM on October 26, 2017 
It?s Halloween, Radatz . Witches are all the rage.

I am sure you heard Cleveland lost their pitching coach to the Mets. Maybe Farrell will wind up back in Cleveland as their pitching coach .
Reply Radatz
7:33 PM on October 26, 2017 
Ferociousjane says...
It?s Halloween, Radatz . Witches are all the rage.

I am sure you heard Cleveland lost their pitching coach to the Mets. Maybe Farrell will wind up back in Cleveland as their pitching coach .

The one thing he ever arguably did a good job with. He'll whip Kluber into shape. Keep dreaming. The Indians would wind up fighting it out for 3rd with KC.
Reply the immortal scurds
10:35 PM on October 26, 2017 
speaking of the yankees, hilary is going to look great in stipes
Reply Southern Lion
11:19 AM on October 27, 2017 
I found this story very interesting. Check this out-

https://www.yahoo.com/sports/joe-girardis-firing-illustrates-gms-
control-power-baseball-202027882.htm

I think Girardi and Baker both land another managing gig very soon.

SL
Reply Southern Lion
11:26 AM on October 27, 2017 
Oh, and the WS game was pretty awesome!

SL
Reply Radatz
1:06 PM on October 27, 2017 
I thought the Nats underachieved with Baker, certainly in the playoffs, and could see that move. But whatever got Girardi canned must be inside info to NYers or something. Maybe they saw him as Showalter and figured time was right to get the next Torre. Good luck on that.
Reply vapor5
1:50 PM on October 27, 2017 
fj- thx for the chuckles
rad- thought this was going to be about the slow sliding Flacco
Reply the immortal scurds
6:19 PM on October 27, 2017 
vapor5 says...
fj- thx for the chuckles
rad- thought this was going to be about the slow sliding Flacco


he did take it a step too far vape, but that hit was no question intent to injure. prettystupid for flacco to be doing that shit against such a woefully outmatched foe.
Reply Radatz
6:28 PM on October 27, 2017 
That seems to be the consensus. Look what Wentz did with the 'rule'. The Carr thing was similar. Something's got to be done about untouchable runners.

Anyway, look at Houston today. NFL's headed for the tank at about 100mph, just like neomarxists want. Makes you go hmmm. Maybe some on-the-fencers will pull their heads out of the sand as a result. But don't count on it. You can't fix stupid. There, I'm done. I feel much better.