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Gallen5862
06-22-2006, 07:37 PM
http://cincinnati.reds.mlb.com/NASAp...2/c1518197.jsp
Narron named coach for All-Star Game
06/22/2006 3:54 PM ET
By Mark Sheldon / MLB.com

NEW YORK -- A baseball lifer, Reds skipper Jerry Narron has seen many things unfold on a field as a player, coach and manager.
But never in an All-Star Game setting. That will soon change.

On Thursday, Narron was named a coach on the National League All-Star team.

"Twenty-some years in the big leagues, first time. I sure wasn't going to make it as a player," said Narron, who was a career .211 hitter from 1979-87.

Narron received the invitation earlier by phone this week from Astros manager Phil Garner, who will run the NL team by virtue of winning the NL Championship last season.

The 2006 All-Star Game will be played July 11 at PNC Park in Pittsburgh.

The 50-year-old Narron, who is 85-80 (.515) since taking over the Reds last June, planned to spend the All-Star break with two of his children in Cincinnati. He didn't mind altering his itinerary. His 14-year-old son, Connor, will accompany him to Pittsburgh.

"I'm thrilled and honored," Narron said. "I think it says as much about our organization, our coaching staff and our players than it says about me. Just the way we've been playing. I really think it's a nice honor for the organization."

Predicted by many to finish last in the NL Central, the Reds have contended all season. For the past two months, Narron's club has gone 39-34 and has been in either first or second place.

The last Reds manager to coach in the All-Star Game was Jack McKeon in 1999 at Fenway Park.


This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Congratulations. Thats a great honor for him and the Reds. Hopefully he can help get Phillips and Ross to join him at the game as selections. Thats in addition to Arroyo and Junior and hopefully Freel and Dunn.

RedFanAlways1966
06-22-2006, 09:15 PM
Oh-oh. Wasn't Dave Miley supposed to get the same honor last year from LaRussa... and then got fired before the June 21 game against the Cardinals? ;)

Congratulations to Jerry Narron. :thumbup:

Heath
06-22-2006, 09:18 PM
Hey, if Narron's on the club, you would hope he'd "go to bat" for his own guys.

Heath
06-22-2006, 09:18 PM
Oh-oh. Wasn't Dave Miley supposed to get the same honor last year from LaRussa... and then got fired before the June 21 game against the Cardinals? ;)

Congratulations to Jerry Narron. :thumbup:


and watch your back at the same time :D

KronoRed
06-22-2006, 10:01 PM
Does Garner wanna win?


;)

Chip R
06-22-2006, 10:43 PM
Does Garner wanna win?


;)

With Narron on board they will Know How To Win now.

oneupper
06-22-2006, 11:00 PM
Hey, if Narron's on the club, you would hope he'd "go to bat" for his own guys.

Narron's gonna lobby hard for Aurilia.

Chip R
06-22-2006, 11:01 PM
Narron's gonna lobby hard for Aurilia.

That would be funny if I didn't think it would happen.

RFS62
06-22-2006, 11:10 PM
Sometimes, a coach or manager's best job comes not with winning a pennant, but in getting the most out of a marginal bunch of players.

Getting more than expected out of a group of players is often unsung.

KronoRed
06-22-2006, 11:14 PM
That would be funny if I didn't think it would happen.
Narron: But Phil, he knows how to win
Garner: He stinks! I don't care if he knows how to disco I don't want him on the team
Narron: But the scrappy angle!
Garner: I think we can scrappy by with Pujols and that Phillips kid of yours
Narron: Phillips?!?! He's too young, he won't be ready for the all star game till he's 35!
Garner: :bang:


;)

CTA513
06-22-2006, 11:48 PM
Narron's gonna lobby hard for Aurilia.

Maybe he will also lobby for McCracken has a bench guy?

;)

Heath
06-23-2006, 09:05 AM
Narron's gonna lobby hard for Aurilia.

If you weren't so far away, I'd reach in the computer and slap you.

:D

smith288
06-23-2006, 09:08 AM
Narron: McCracken?
Garner: Who?
Narron: McCracken. He has great locker room presense
Garner: Do you want the NL to not get homefield advantage?

KronoRed
06-23-2006, 03:38 PM
Narron: Q will lead us to a solid vet win

Heath
06-23-2006, 04:27 PM
Garner: Well, our chances of winning then would be.....remote.

KronoRed
06-23-2006, 05:24 PM
Narron: You need to stop watching red roof commercials

max venable
06-23-2006, 05:44 PM
Congratulations. Thats a great honor for him and the Reds. Hopefully he can help get Phillips and Ross to join him at the game as selections. Thats in addition to Arroyo and Junior and hopefully Freel and Dunn.

Huh? Arroyo should make it. Griffey is now out of the top three in voting, so he's not going to make it. Freel...ZERO chance. Dunn almost ZERO chance. Ross? Are you joking? Phillips deserves it, but he may not get it.

IMO, best-case scenario is 2 Reds make it: probably Arroyo and Lopez and/or Phillips. We'll see.

reds44
06-23-2006, 06:02 PM
Make sure he isn't allowed to make the lineup.

Ltlabner
06-23-2006, 07:31 PM
Narron: You know, this line up isn't quite right
Garner: What do you mean?
Narron: Well, it's very....um....young
Garner: Yes
Narron: It could use some more scrappyness
Garner: Some what?
Narron: Scrappy players. The ones who know how to play the game
Garner: They are major leagers, they darn well know how to play the game
Narron: Yes, well. They aren't seasoned. They need gamers.
Garner: Gamers? Huh? Isn't that a kid who plays that Nentendo thing?
Narron: Gamers. You know...guys with some experience.
Garner: Experience? At what? These kids have been playing baseball since they were 5 and are all-stars for god's sake.
Narron: But...well....there's something to be said for being "solid"
Garner: Ummmm...ok. Thanks for the input.
Narron: Anytime. Say....did you notice you have two leftys back-to-back in the lineup?
Garner: Siggggh....hey can you go to the store and get me some coffey?
Narron: Coffey, oh no. It's far too early for him. We need Mike Burns here.
Garner: Nevermind....

GAC
06-24-2006, 06:21 AM
Sometimes, a coach or manager's best job comes not with winning a pennant, but in getting the most out of a marginal bunch of players.

Getting more than expected out of a group of players is often unsung.

Best post on this thread IMO. ;)

KronoRed
06-24-2006, 03:00 PM
Narron: You know, this line up isn't quite right
Garner: What do you mean?
Narron: Well, it's very....um....young
Garner: Yes
Narron: It could use some more scrappyness
Garner: Some what?
Narron: Scrappy players. The ones who know how to play the game
Garner: They are major leagers, they darn well know how to play the game
Narron: Yes, well. They aren't seasoned. They need gamers.
Garner: Gamers? Huh? Isn't that a kid who plays that Nentendo thing?
Narron: Gamers. You know...guys with some experience.
Garner: Experience? At what? These kids have been playing baseball since they were 5 and are all-stars for god's sake.
Narron: But...well....there's something to be said for being "solid"
Garner: Ummmm...ok. Thanks for the input.
Narron: Anytime. Say....did you notice you have two leftys back-to-back in the lineup?
Garner: Siggggh....hey can you go to the store and get me some coffey?
Narron: Coffey, oh no. It's far too early for him. We need Mike Burns here.
Garner: Nevermind....
:laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

max venable
06-25-2006, 09:09 AM
CBS Sportline is predicting that Griffey, Dunn, and Arroyo will make the team. I can see Griff sliding in as a sentimental choice. Arroyo certainly deserves it. But I just Don't see Dunn getting in. The ONLY thing he has going for him is his HR total. But IMO, Dunn is not an All Star caliber player...at least not this year.