"I can make all the stadiums rock."
2013 Attendance: 6-0
4/3/13, 4/16/13, 4/17/13, 8/3/13, 8/21/13, 9/7/13
Hatteberg currently serves as a Special Assistant to Baseball Operations for the Oakland Athletics. Starting with the 2012 season, Hatteberg has substituted for Ray Fosse as the Oakland A's color commentator on TV broadcasts for a number of games.
As far as eagerness no clue, never heard anything.
I didn't mean that he was eager to manage per se (although I seem to remember him being vocal about it in his playing days?) I meant more eager about baseball in general and not a worn-out, weathered guy. Which is what I expect the Reds to get.
There is no such thing as a pitching prospect.
"Man, the pitch looks fast, even in slow motion." Thom Brennaman on Chapman's fastball.
You can blame dusty for how he handles the game if you want. But his fingerprint is not on the roster at all and the roster certainly does not scream of a team playing small ball.
My gut tells me it's going do come down to Price and LaRussa.
My gut is often wrong.
Well this thread just became a lot more relevant.
Bob Nightengale @BNightengale 24m
Tony LaRussa has no interest in returning as manager. the #Reds likely will stay in house w Jim Riiggleman as one of leading candidates.
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3 top candidates to succeed Dusty Baker:
Jim RigglemanPrice, 51, has been the Reds' pitching coach since October of 2009.
David BellRiggleman, 60, has been a minor-league manager in the Reds system each of the last two seasons.
Bell, 41, was the Cubs' third base coach last season, but was let go by Chicago along with manager Dale Sveum and the rest of his staff. Bell managed in the Reds' organization for four seasons, managing Louisville in 2012 and Double-A Carolina for three seasons before that
Choo is not anyone's idea of small ball, or even speedy.
I'd think every NL team's bench aims for a combination of 1-2 guys who are defensive replacements, 1-2 guys who are big bats, a catcher, and a guy who can "handle the bat" ie low strikeout, slap hitter.
When people say that I donít know what Iím talking about when it comes to sports or writing, I think: Man, you should see me in the rest of my life.
Tossing out another name just for fun...
Mark McGwire would have some respect in the clubhouse, tough/fiery guy, knows hitting and has experience as hitting coach... connection to Walt in STL