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Mike Hargrove supports Sandy Alomar for job, that’s not to say he’s not interested

Mike Hargrove throws his reversible halo sombrero rain hat in the ring.

But would Hargrove, who is still held in high regards by the fans of Cleveland be interested in the position?

“Yes and No,” he said. “Yea,h I would be very interested in coming back, but as long as Sandy’s in the mix than probably not.”

“I do have an interest in managing again somewhere, here would be great but as long as Sandy’s being considered as one of the primary candidates then probably not,” he said.

As someone who calls northeast Ohio home, Hargrove has seen the frustrations of the Indians fan base.

“There has to be some glimmer of hope, some glimmer of something there for people to latch onto.”

“Indians fans the world over, there are a lot of them, I think are the most resilient best fans in the game, you know. They’ve survived so long just on hope that something needs to grab their attention,” said Hargrove.

“A lot of times when things are going good, things aren’t nearly as good as they seem and when they’re going bad they’re not really as bad as they seem.”

“I firmly believe that the right people are in charge. I think that Mark Shapiro and Chris Antonetti are good at what they do, they work awfully hard at it, they’re intelligent,” he said. “And so I think that we need to just grab the fans attention. ”

“It’s easy to sit here and say ‘Don’t give up on the Indians.’ I mean, its an easy thing to say. It’s a tough thing to do, but things will get better and I think it has a chance to get better a lot sooner than we all expect it to,” he said.

Repoz Posted: September 27, 2012 at 10:31 PM | 9 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. The Pequod Posted: September 28, 2012 at 09:03 AM (#4247898)
That seems like a mistake. In the other thread I said that Sandy might be a good fit because of his ties to the glory years and "what the hell", but I think Hargrove is too much of a look to the past and an attempt to relive the 90s. But it's cool that he's still a northeast Ohio guy and stays engaged with the team.
   2. Chris Fluit Posted: September 28, 2012 at 10:09 AM (#4247928)
I have a hard time seeing any team give Hargrove another chance after he walked out on Seattle.
   3. JJ1986 Posted: September 28, 2012 at 10:23 AM (#4247945)
If Sandy becomes the manager, he needs to add a bunch of the mid-90s Indians to his coaching staff. Albert Belle as hitting coach, Manny Ramirez as bench coach, Jose Mesa as pitching coach and Omar Vizquel in some role.
   4. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: September 28, 2012 at 10:31 AM (#4247952)
Albert Belle as hitting coach, Manny Ramirez as bench coach, Jose Mesa as pitching coach and Omar Vizquel in some role.


Utility infielder. I want to see the guy surpass Julio Franco and Jaime Moyer.
   5. Addison Russell T. Davies (chris h.) Posted: September 28, 2012 at 10:34 AM (#4247957)
Tough to do; doesn't Franco have, like, a twenty year lead on Vizquel?
   6. Jose is an Absurd Doubles Machine Posted: September 28, 2012 at 10:59 AM (#4247984)
Omar Vizquel in some role.


I would bet Omar would make a pretty good third base coach. One of his strengths at short was he always seemed to know how much time he had to make a play which suggests a good reading of the speed of runners and the batted ball. That seems like a combination that would make for a good 3B coach.
   7. villageidiom Posted: September 28, 2012 at 11:36 PM (#4248687)
Saw on the NESN scroll that the Indians are hoping Terry Francona will answer their calls.
   8. cardsfanboy Posted: September 28, 2012 at 11:44 PM (#4248694)
Saw on the NESN scroll that the Indians are hoping Terry Francona will answer their calls


A friend of mine who works for a travel agent, says she just got a call from a Tito Francona requesting a vacation spot "Anywhere where there is no cell phone reception".
   9. jack the seal clubber (on the sidelines of life) Posted: September 29, 2012 at 09:57 AM (#4248786)
Saw on the NESN scroll that the Indians are hoping Terry Francona will answer their calls

A friend of mine who works for a travel agent, says she just got a call from a Tito Francona requesting a vacation spot "Anywhere where there is no cell phone reception".


"What's that? You want me to give to the Indians? I already donated to my charities...I can't understand you..you're breaking up..look, a meteor! Gotta go."

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