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Reds Fanatic
11-08-2006, 03:56 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=2654183


SAN DIEGO -- Angels pitching coach Bud Black was hired Wednesday to replace Bruce Bochy as the manager of the San Diego Padres, a baseball official said.

Black will be introduced at the team's awards banquet Thursday night, the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity because an official announcement hadn't been made.

Black, who lives outside San Diego, has been the Angels' pitching coach for the last seven seasons. He played at San Diego State with Tony Gwynn and pitched in the big leagues for 15 seasons, helping the Kansas City Royals win the 1985 World Series.

Dusty Baker, considered the leading candidate, said he was told Wednesday morning that he didn't get the job.

"Life's full of disappointments sometime and you have to deal with them," Baker said.

Baker, who managed the San Francisco Giants and Chicago Cubs, said he heard that Black was "probably" getting the job.

"Blackie's one of my favorite people," Baker said. "He's a good baseball person and just a good person."

Black's hiring was first reported by the San Diego Union-Tribune's Web site.

Bochy managed the Padres to consecutive NL West titles for the first time in club history but wasn't offered a contract extension beyond 2007. With a year left on his Padres deal, he accepted a three-year contract with San Francisco late last month.

15fan
11-08-2006, 04:09 PM
"Blackie's one of my favorite people," Baker said.

Blackie's a whitey. Yet he's still Blackie.

That's the kind of thing that will make a philosopher's head explode.

remdog
11-08-2006, 04:24 PM
IIRC, Black has been considered as a managerial prospect for quite some time but he's always limited himself to considering teams playing in Southern California so that he could be close to home. Looks like he got his wish.

Rem

MrCinatit
11-08-2006, 06:55 PM
IIRC, Black has been considered as a managerial prospect for quite some time but he's always limited himself to considering teams playing in Southern California so that he could be close to home. Looks like he got his wish.

Rem

I seem to remember seeing his name tossed around a few times, as well. However, I cannot remember who or when.