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    New M's Manager is........

    "But I do know Joey's sister indirectly (or foster sister) and I have heard stories of Joey being into shopping, designer wear, fancy coffees, and pedicures."

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    Re: New M's Manager is........

    Who?

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    Re: New M's Manager is........

    Quote Originally Posted by Highlifeman21 View Post
    Who?
    I know less then nothing about him, yet I somehow like him more then Dusty.
    "But I do know Joey's sister indirectly (or foster sister) and I have heard stories of Joey being into shopping, designer wear, fancy coffees, and pedicures."

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    Re: New M's Manager is........

    Quote Originally Posted by Highlifeman21 View Post
    Who?
    Who's on first. Wakamatsu's the new M's manager.
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    Re: New M's Manager is........

    Wakamatsu is the first major-league manager of Asian descent, his father being a third generation Japanese-American born in a detention camp near the California-Oregon border during the World War II. But this may not mean much on the language front, since Wakamatsu himself admits he only speaks a smattering of that tongue.

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    Re: New M's Manager is........

    Asian's a language?
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    Re: New M's Manager is........

    Fixed.
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    Re: New M's Manager is........

    Quote Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine View Post
    Fixed.
    I actually re-read the article to see if the writer wrote that. If he had, I couldn't think of a quicker way to get fired in Seattle.

    "But I do know Joey's sister indirectly (or foster sister) and I have heard stories of Joey being into shopping, designer wear, fancy coffees, and pedicures."

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    Re: New M's Manager is........

    This should add a new term to the baseball lexicon. When a manager makes what seems to be a nonsensical decision fans will be able to say "That move is Wakamatsu."
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    Re: New M's Manager is........

    After doing some more research, it looks like Wakamatsu was drafted by the Reds in the 11th round of the 1985 draft. He made it as far as Double-A Chattanooga and then moved on to the White Sox organization and went 7-for-31 with the Sox in 31 atbats in 1991.
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    Re: New M's Manager is........

    Quote Originally Posted by Highlifeman21 View Post
    Who?
    Don Wakamatsu is Japaneses for Sparky Anderson

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    Re: New M's Manager is........

    Quote Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine View Post
    After doing some more research, it looks like Wakamatsu was drafted by the Reds in the 11th round of the 1985 draft. He made it as far as Double-A Chattanooga and then moved on to the White Sox organization and went 7-for-31 with the Sox in 31 atbats in 1991.
    Ha, this is funny. I remember briefly thinking that TeamClark was indeed Don Wakamatsu when I was trying to figure out who he was. I believe he was a Catcher IIRC as was TC but also both spent time as Reds and around a similiar timeframe, I think.
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    Re: New M's Manager is........

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    Don Wakamatsu is Japaneses for Sparky Anderson
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    Re: New M's Manager is........

    I remembered him as a Tiger. I was wrong. I was hoping like heck I'd open this to find Dusty had been "stolen". I'll keep wishing.
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    Re: New M's Manager is........

    Quote Originally Posted by BoydsOfSummer View Post
    I remembered him as a Tiger. I was wrong.
    I bet you were thinking of Johnny Wockenfuss.
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