Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

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
  Tags:

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. Yoenis Cespedes, Baseball Savant 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."

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Downtown Bookie
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogOT: Politics, October 2014: Sunshine, Baseball, and Etch A Sketch: How Politicians Use Analogies
(2851 - 2:44pm, Oct 21)
Last: David Nieporent (now, with children)

NewsblogBrisbee: The 5 worst commercials of the MLB postseason
(166 - 2:44pm, Oct 21)
Last: Non-Youkilidian Geometry

NewsblogOT: Monthly NBA Thread - October 2014
(283 - 2:39pm, Oct 21)
Last: madvillain

Newsblog2014 WORLD SERIES GAME 1 OMNICHATTER
(23 - 2:36pm, Oct 21)
Last: Hey - you and Tommy Lasorda...I hate Tommy Lasorda

NewsblogCardinals proud of fourth straight NLCS appearance | cardinals.com
(50 - 2:36pm, Oct 21)
Last: McCoy

NewsblogSielski: A friend fights for ex-Phillie Dick Allen's Hall of Fame induction
(91 - 2:36pm, Oct 21)
Last: Ron J2

NewsblogMorosi: Could Cain’s story make baseball king of sports world again?
(106 - 2:35pm, Oct 21)
Last: Jarrod HypnerotomachiaPoliphili(Teddy F. Ballgame)

NewsblogBaseball's hardest throwing bullpen - Beyond the Box Score
(5 - 2:14pm, Oct 21)
Last: Misirlou's been working for the drug squad

NewsblogRoyals’ James Shields passed kidney stone during ALCS but is ready for World Series | The Kansas City Star
(28 - 2:10pm, Oct 21)
Last: Jolly Old St. Nick Is A Jolly Old St. Crip

NewsblogBaseball Prospectus | Pebble Hunting: An Illustrated Guide to the People of Kauffman Stadium
(7 - 2:07pm, Oct 21)
Last: Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams)

NewsblogCalcaterra: So, if you’re not a fan of the Royals or Giants, who ya got?
(100 - 1:35pm, Oct 21)
Last: Belfry Bob

NewsblogSo You’re About to Pitch to Pablo Sandoval | FanGraphs Baseball
(3 - 1:34pm, Oct 21)
Last: A triple short of the cycle

NewsblogFan Returns Home Run Ball to Ishikawa; Receives World Series tickets
(47 - 1:27pm, Oct 21)
Last: Lassus

NewsblogOT:  October 2014 - College Football thread
(445 - 12:59pm, Oct 21)
Last: andrewberg

NewsblogDealing or dueling – what’s a manager to do? | MGL on Baseball
(18 - 11:29am, Oct 21)
Last: GuyM

Page rendered in 0.1449 seconds
52 querie(s) executed