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    Re: Notes: Reds renew Phillips' contract

    Quote Originally Posted by pedro View Post
    I'm sure we've all had some ineffective bosses that we liked a lot. I know I have.
    You know, alot of times it's those "ineffective" ones we like the most.
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    Re: Notes: Reds renew Phillips' contract

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Footstool View Post
    Narron's career winning percentage as a manager is .473.
    Not bad for a guy that was pretty much forced to send garbage out to the mound in 60% of the games he managed last year.
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    Re: Notes: Reds renew Phillips' contract

    Like Phillips, I like Jerry Narron, too.
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    Re: Notes: Reds renew Phillips' contract

    Quote Originally Posted by StillFunkyB View Post
    You know, alot of times it's those "ineffective" ones we like the most.
    Yeah, it's fun working for them. But it's usually short-lived, because productivity goes down and they get fired.

    I'm glad the players like Narron, but given a choice, I'd much rather have grumpy players who can win ballgames.

    Quote Originally Posted by Caveat Emperor View Post
    Not bad for a guy that was pretty much forced to send garbage out to the mound in 60% of the games he managed last year.
    He might have had garbage, but a decent manager knows how to maximize whatever garbage he is saddled with. Narron consistently left Milton (a 5-inning pitcher) in games too long, trying to squeeze one more inning out of him. And what he did to Ramirez is nearly unforgivable.
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    Re: Notes: Reds renew Phillips' contract

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Footstool View Post
    Yeah, it's fun working for them. But it's usually short-lived, because productivity goes down and they get fired.

    I'm glad the players like Narron, but given a choice, I'd much rather have grumpy players who can win ballgames.
    Indeed. Narron consistently seems in over his head in late-game situations. Nothing ever seems the logical outgrowth of forethought or scheme with him. With McKeon, for instance, you knew what you were going to get, right or wrong; with Jerry, it's like a chimp playing chess--maybe he'll get checkmate or maybe he'll throw poop at his opponent.

    I'm sure Jerry's a supernice guy, but I sincerely doubt he's all that respected by the team, in the way, say, Larkin was respected by his teammates.

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    Re: Notes: Reds renew Phillips' contract

    Quote Originally Posted by Falls City Beer View Post
    ... with Jerry, it's like a chimp playing chess--maybe he'll get checkmate or maybe he'll throw poop at his opponent.
    I would buy a Narron jersey and wear it every day for a year if he did that.
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    Re: Notes: Reds renew Phillips' contract

    That's quote worthy FCB, good work
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    Re: Notes: Reds renew Phillips' contract

    The Narron-loving-head-examination issue aside, it is really nice to hear BP taking about wanting to stay with the Reds. Perhaps its just PR, but its still nice.

    I agree that BP seems like a fun\happy guy. Does anyone know anymore details about the basis for his bad reputation in cleveland? I remember that he was labeled a bit of a malcontent but i dont remember any of the reasons.
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    Re: Notes: Reds renew Phillips' contract

    They didn't like him because he jokingly had batting gloves with "The Franchise" printed on them.

    From all the things I've heard, the irony was lost on the powers that were in Cleveland.

    I'm sure he did a lot of what most immature young guys do from time to time.

    Much to our pleasure (and the chagrin of Cleveland fans), he seems to have grown up without losing his childlike love and passion for the game.

    I love players like him.

    As far as his comments about Narron....I can see why players like playing for him, lineups and results notwithstanding. Sometimes being a player's manager is good thing, sometimes it isn't.
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    Re: Notes: Reds renew Phillips' contract

    The thing that stands out to me most about Philips? He's the player I see out signing autographs along the 1b line most often. At least, he was out signing the most often (and the longest each time) at the 21 games I was at last year.

    Doesn't mean squat on the field. Off the field it says a whole lot about the man.
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    Re: Notes: Reds renew Phillips' contract

    I'll never forget talking to Brandon at Wrigley a few days after we traded for him last year. He was walking into the dugout, and I yelled "Hey Brandon", and he was like "Your the first person this week that's known my name." We laughed and I asked him for his autograph and he told me he would after he hit (in batting practice). Well after he hit not only did he sign my baseball, he gave me his batting gloves and talked to me for a few minutes about what was a Reds fan doing in Chicago and things like that.

    He's an awesome guy.
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