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Tuesday, June 12, 2001

Pirates’ other Bonifay disappointed by firing

Josh Bonifay is a minor leaguer in the Pirates system.

Jim Furtado Posted: June 12, 2001 at 01:30 PM | 4 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Jose Bautista Bobblehead Day Posted: June 12, 2001 at 07:35 PM (#69261)
We can only wonder if this former Texas Rangers owner who couldn't run a successful business would have even been elected at all if his last name weren't Bush. Given Dad's track record, I'd say no.
   2. J. Lowenstein Apathy Club Posted: June 12, 2001 at 10:02 PM (#69262)
And the best part of all, when it came time for little Joshie's contract to be negotiated, Cam Bonifay REPRESENTED HIS SON against the team who employed him.

I swear to god, if I were his boss I would have had him fired within five minutes of him suggesting this little stunt.
   3. J. Lowenstein Apathy Club Posted: June 13, 2001 at 04:16 PM (#69264)
Swear to god, Aryeh, it is true, or at least it was reported as such. Apparently, Bonifay deputized one of the Pittsburgh scouts to negotiate on behalf of the Pirates and took up his son's cause.
   4. J. Lowenstein Apathy Club Posted: June 13, 2001 at 04:19 PM (#69265)
Found it! This is from the Chicago Tribune, June 13 1999 (weird, exactly 2 years ago today):

Split feelings: Pirates GM Cam Bonifay normally keeps a close eye on negotiations with his team's draft picks. But he's recusing himself from one round of talks this year--the ones with North Carolina-Wilmington outfielder-infielder Josh Bonifay, whom Pittsburgh drafted in the 24th round.

Bonifay actually represented his son in talks with Pirates scout George Swain.

"It's kind of a unique situation to sit there and have a scout talk about your son and his abilities," Bonifay said. "I'm proud of him. I think he has some ability to progress through the minor leagues and to play in the big leagues."

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