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    Who is the worst Reds manager since 1980?

    The list of poor managers, IMO, is long and distinguished. Who do you nominate?

    My 2 cents:

    Bob Boone
    Ray Knight
    Russ Nixon
    Vern Rapp
    Pete Rose (?)

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    Re: Who is the worst Reds manager since 1980?

    Well, only one of those guys was illegally placing bets on the team while managing them, risking both the success of his team and the integrity of the game itself in order to cater to an out of control gambling addiction. Still, Bob Boone was clearly the worst, and it's not even close.

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    Re: Who is the worst Reds manager since 1980?

    Dave Miley
    Vern Rapp
    Ray Knight
    Bob Boone
    John McNamera

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    Re: Who is the worst Reds manager since 1980?

    As Raymond in Rainman would say, "V-E-R-N".
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    Re: Who is the worst Reds manager since 1980?

    Bob Boone

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    Re: Who is the worst Reds manager since 1980?

    Russ Nixon
    Dave Miley
    Ray Knight
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    Re: Who is the worst Reds manager since 1980?

    Boone was the worst and most annoying to me.

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    Re: Who is the worst Reds manager since 1980?

    Easily Bob Boone. Ray Knight is up there, but at least Knight was a competitive guy who hated losing.

    Obviously Nixon and Rapp weren't very good, but the teams they had were pretty bad, too. Plus, it's hard to tell how decent someone is after just one year. Or 44 games, for that matter.

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    Re: Who is the worst Reds manager since 1980?

    Boone
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    Re: Who is the worst Reds manager since 1980?

    Knight, atleast Boone was a nice guy.
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    Re: Who is the worst Reds manager since 1980?

    Rapp,Knight,Miley,Boone,Helmes,
    Narrron, in that order.
    Last edited by John McGwire; 01-30-2006 at 03:58 PM.

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    Re: Who is the worst Reds manager since 1980?

    It pains to me to even think about it. I'd say Boone, Rapp and Rose, but none of the managers mentioned above were very good.

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    Re: Who is the worst Reds manager since 1980?

    Vern Rapp (in way over his head)
    Dave Miley (Casey in the three hole, also did not handle pitching staff well)
    Russ Nixon (just bad)
    Bob Boone (Adam Dunn --- leadoff)

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    Re: Who is the worst Reds manager since 1980?

    Quote Originally Posted by Centralchamps05
    It pains to me to even think about it. I'd say Boone, Rapp and Rose, but none of the managers mentioned above were very good.
    Wasn't Pete in 2nd in '85,86,87,and '88? If the wildcard was in effect back then, they would had made the playoffs a couple of times there with making trades at the deadline and etc

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    Re: Who is the worst Reds manager since 1980?

    Quote Originally Posted by John McGwire
    Wasn't Pete in 2nd in '85,86,87,and '88? If the wildcard was in effect back then, they would had made the playoffs a couple of times there with making trades at the deadline and etc
    John, I think the reason Pete's name is mentioned here is because of the gambling...not his managerial record. My worst would have to be Bob Boone.
    I actually thought Ray Knight was a good choice at the time....maybe he was too competitive for his own good.


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