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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Kovacevic: Hoka Hey! Why change a thing?

It’s been nearly a month since the Pirates completed their second straight epic collapse, and so far they’re off to their second straight offseason of doing nothing about it.

Not one personnel move has been made, unless you count hitting coach Gregg Ritchie quitting for a college job he’d been plotting for months.

Not one member of the front office has spoken to any change in processes.

There’s been nothing at all.

I took Bob Nutting’s word when he told me for a Sept. 28 column that “it’s obvious the status quo is not an acceptable option” and that he’d undertake a no-job-is-safe organizational review. And I have ample cause to still believe him. I know — for a fact — he’s doing his due diligence, just as I appreciate that it takes time.

In the meantime, though, all that’s obvious is more status quo, in people and in practice.

Remember those Navy SEALS exercises the Pirates put their prospects through to open their Florida Instructional League session last month in Bradenton?

If not, maybe the term “Hoka Hey” will jog the memory.

Thought so. . . .

Wait, what?

JE (Jason Epstein) Posted: October 24, 2012 at 12:12 AM | 0 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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