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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Rob Dibble’s high school baseball head coaching career lasted just 10 games, because his team’s ERA was above 5

The Devil gets in a right cross.

“They said I wasn’t a good fit,” Dibble told Times reporter Eric Sondheimer in a text message on Tuesday night. “I just got a job calling Angels games for Compass Media. In giving some early notice I couldn’t continue as head coach after the season, I was asked to step down immediately.

depletion Posted: March 27, 2013 at 06:28 PM | 53 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Matt Welch Posted: March 27, 2013 at 09:33 PM (#4398046)
I just got a job calling Angels games for Compass Media.

Please, oh lord, let "Compass Media" be something I never have to encounter....
   2. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: March 27, 2013 at 10:39 PM (#4398081)
10 SEE POST #1
20 GOTO 10
   3. Jim (jimmuscomp) Posted: March 28, 2013 at 03:58 AM (#4398168)
Yeah, this frightens the #### out of me.

I don't hate anyone Asian as I hate Rob Dibble the announcer.
   4. Chris Needham Posted: March 28, 2013 at 09:08 AM (#4398251)
Oh, autocorrect. How you help us as much as you hurt us.
   5. Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: March 28, 2013 at 09:11 AM (#4398253)
Oh, autocorrect. How you help us as much as you hurt us.

Is that what happened? I thought I was missing out on some new BTF meme or something.
   6. chemdoc Posted: March 28, 2013 at 09:51 AM (#4398301)
Not missing out, just in on the ground floor. Where's Chris Wok when you need him?
   7. You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR) Posted: March 28, 2013 at 09:55 AM (#4398306)
I don't hate anyone Asian as I hate Rob Dibble the announcer.


History's greatest monster would be someone named Kim Jong Dibble. I bet there's a Kim Jong Dibble in Texas somewhere.
   8. Hang down your head, Tom Foley Posted: March 28, 2013 at 10:01 AM (#4398309)
Ichiro could hate Asians less than he hates Rob Dibble if he wanted to.
   9. AROM Posted: March 28, 2013 at 10:03 AM (#4398312)
"Is that what happened? I thought I was missing out on some new BTF meme or something."

My thought process:
1. WTF?
2. Must be an autocorrect thing
3. That has great meme potential, somebody is going to work it into a handle.
   10. Publius Publicola Posted: March 28, 2013 at 10:10 AM (#4398322)
So, without saying why he was let go, they allude to his temper. My guess is he started throwing tantrums when it became clear his players could not validate his coaching theories on the field.
   11. TerpNats Posted: March 28, 2013 at 11:06 AM (#4398378)
The Strasburg family is smiling. Just one more example of karma.
   12. RMc's desperate, often sordid world Posted: March 28, 2013 at 11:42 AM (#4398416)
I bet there's a Kim Jong Dibble in Texas somewhere.

Years ago, I discovered a chap from Cincinnati named "Balasubramani Hitler". He's been a staple in my OOTP leagues ever since. (Boy, imagine trying to order a pizza with that name...)
   13. You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR) Posted: March 28, 2013 at 11:45 AM (#4398423)
The Strasburg family is smiling. Just one more example of karma.


Karma is not repaid in this lifetime.
   14. zonk Posted: March 28, 2013 at 11:48 AM (#4398426)

Karma is not repaid in this lifetime.


Why do you so blithely assume that humanity isn't actually just puppet theater for fruit flies?
   15. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: March 28, 2013 at 11:50 AM (#4398430)
Years ago, I discovered a chap from Cincinnati named "Balasubramani Hitler". He's been a staple in my OOTP leagues ever since. (Boy, imagine trying to order a pizza with that name...)


This Bollywood movie may have been based on his life.
   16. RMc's desperate, often sordid world Posted: March 28, 2013 at 11:51 AM (#4398431)
Karma is not repaid in this lifetime.

That's why John Lennon invented Instant Karma! Goes great with milk...six delicious flavours!
   17. CFBF Is A Golden Spider Duck Posted: March 28, 2013 at 12:01 PM (#4398442)
Baseball Mogul once auto-generated an outfielder named Nate Hitler. I had to draft him, of course.
   18. The District Attorney Posted: March 28, 2013 at 12:17 PM (#4398458)
Baseball Mogul once auto-generated an outfielder named Nate Hitler. I had to draft him, of course.
How did his career turn out?
   19. Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: March 28, 2013 at 12:19 PM (#4398461)
How did his career turn out?

It started out ok, but then it went too far.

Duh!
   20. You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR) Posted: March 28, 2013 at 12:21 PM (#4398462)
*groans*
   21. Ron J2 Posted: March 28, 2013 at 12:23 PM (#4398467)
#10 I don't get why anybody would hire Dibble as a coach. While it's true that he was briefly a dominant major league pitcher, his success was totally based on pure power and that's not something you can teach.

And #18 "started off well and then ..."

   22. The District Attorney Posted: March 28, 2013 at 12:26 PM (#4398470)
It started out ok, but then it went too far.
Thank you.

Mogul actually has a whole bunch of personality stats; how was he on those?
   23. depletion Posted: March 28, 2013 at 12:32 PM (#4398476)
OK you hosers!
Can someone explain the meaning of the FORTAN code in 2, then the meaning of 3 and 4 as well?
I sort of get 3, but what to "asians" have to do with Rob Dibble.
I only posted this because it has the video of Teuful getting a punch square in Dibble's face (not totally apparent from that camera angle and speed, unfortunately). The report after the game was that the Mets clubhouse was repeatedly showing slo-mo of the punch with a big roar of approval each time.
   24. Hang down your head, Tom Foley Posted: March 28, 2013 at 12:34 PM (#4398478)
Can someone explain the meaning of the FORTAN code in 2


It's missing a REM statement.
   25. CFBF Is A Golden Spider Duck Posted: March 28, 2013 at 12:42 PM (#4398481)
Mogul actually has a whole bunch of personality stats; how was he on those?


I've switched to a new computer and lost all my Baseball Mogul stuff, sadly, so I can't say. And a Google search for "Baseball Mogul Nate Hitler" doesn't turn up anything.

Good ol' Nate never reached the majors, as I recall. He was a late-round draft choice. Outfielder, decent plate discipline but not much of a hitter otherwise.
   26. The District Attorney Posted: March 28, 2013 at 12:49 PM (#4398493)
He was a late-round draft choice. Outfielder, decent plate discipline but not much of a hitter otherwise.
That actually does sound right, somehow, unless you wanted him to be a pitcher like Fidel.

a Google search for "Baseball Mogul Nate Hitler" doesn't turn up anything.
Are you kidding? I got 69,300 hits! Looking through them now...

No, wait, I got fired.
   27. Blastin Posted: March 28, 2013 at 12:50 PM (#4398495)
He was Keith Hitler in mine.

One of the first female players' names in 2028 or so was named "Chesty."
   28. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: March 28, 2013 at 01:12 PM (#4398515)
Good ol' Nate never reached the majors, as I recall. He was a late-round draft choice. Outfielder, decent plate discipline but not much of a hitter otherwise.
Just wait until he becomes a manager. Then #### gets real.
   29. The District Attorney Posted: March 28, 2013 at 01:21 PM (#4398526)
I do have to say that, if I were the programmer, I wouldn't have included "Hitler" in the game engine.

As I understand it, earlier versions of the game included aliens if you played long enough, but I never did it, and then they took it out. That sucks.
   30. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: March 28, 2013 at 02:07 PM (#4398574)
"You're a hard man to like, Hitler."
   31. alilisd Posted: March 28, 2013 at 02:13 PM (#4398581)
I don't get why anybody would hire Dibble as a coach. While it's true that he was briefly a dominant major league pitcher, his success was totally based on pure power and that's not something you can teach.


I would think the assumption is that, having played baseball as a youth for 10 years or so and then having spent 5 years in the minors and another 7 in the bigs, he learned something about the game which he could impart to young players. Now I would never make that assumption about Rob Dibble, but I'm sure there are people out there who would.
   32. SG Posted: March 28, 2013 at 02:21 PM (#4398590)
I saw Dibble pitch in this game. You could hear him dropping the F-Bomb after every pitch that missed the strike zone (17 of 28) until he was mercifully pulled.
   33. You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR) Posted: March 28, 2013 at 02:37 PM (#4398602)
As I understand it, earlier versions of the game included aliens if you played long enough, but I never did it, and then they took it out. That sucks.


I'd like to play long enough to get blerns.
   34. Fernigal McGunnigle has become a merry hat Posted: March 28, 2013 at 02:49 PM (#4398608)
As I understand it, earlier versions of the game included aliens if you played long enough, but I never did it, and then they took it out. That sucks.


One of the GMs would become an alien in the picture. Also if you played long enough, Pittsburgh's GM would become a cat. I always liked that.
   35. A big pile of nonsense (gef the talking mongoose) Posted: March 28, 2013 at 02:59 PM (#4398614)
Also if you played long enough, Pittsburgh's GM would become a cat.


Rhubarb!
   36. jacksone (AKA It's OK...) Posted: March 28, 2013 at 03:02 PM (#4398617)
I don't get why anybody would hire Dibble as a coach. While it's true that he was briefly a dominant major league pitcher, his success was totally based on pure power and that's not something you can teach.


Yeah, but he's kind of a big deal. People know him. His apartment probably smells like mahogany. Don't ever forget how blinded some people get with 'fame'.
   37. CFBF Is A Golden Spider Duck Posted: March 28, 2013 at 03:08 PM (#4398620)
One of the first female players' names in 2028 or so was named "Chesty."


I got quite a few "Chestys" as well. More humorously, several of them were men.
   38. The District Attorney Posted: March 28, 2013 at 03:22 PM (#4398626)
I thought it was alien players too, but don't quote me on that.

Why would cats become more intelligent in the future?? That's just unrealistic.
   39. A big pile of nonsense (gef the talking mongoose) Posted: March 28, 2013 at 03:26 PM (#4398627)
Why would cats become more intelligent in the future?? That's just unrealistic.


Or so we all hope & pray.
   40. CFBF Is A Golden Spider Duck Posted: March 28, 2013 at 03:26 PM (#4398628)
Why would cats become more intelligent in the future?? That's just unrealistic.


The last time I read a comment this dumb George W. Bush posted on BBTF.
   41. The District Attorney Posted: March 28, 2013 at 03:28 PM (#4398633)
Baseball Think Factory needs more posters like CFBF Hates Hyphens.
   42. spike Posted: March 28, 2013 at 03:53 PM (#4398648)
Years ago, I discovered a chap from Cincinnati named "Balasubramani Hitler".

He's a software architect in Bangalore these days, according to LinkedIn
   43. Traderdave Posted: March 28, 2013 at 04:52 PM (#4398680)
Years ago there was a "George Hitler" who lived in Cincinnati. I viewed his property records online (public database) and even took a phonecall from him when I had a McJob answering an 800 number.

I am not making this up.
   44. Shredder Posted: March 28, 2013 at 05:00 PM (#4398686)
Baseball Mogul once auto-generated an outfielder named Nate Hitler. I had to draft him, of course.
I said this on a different thread the other day, but In about 15 or so season of MLB '11 the Show, the best name I've seen so far is Mohammed McConnell.
   45. Fernigal McGunnigle has become a merry hat Posted: March 28, 2013 at 05:41 PM (#4398710)
I said this on a different thread the other day, but In about 15 or so season of MLB '11 the Show, the best name I've seen so far is Mohammed McConnell.


Here's his Twitter feed!

My best OOTP name was Armstrong Legg.
   46. zonk Posted: March 28, 2013 at 05:42 PM (#4398711)
That's one place where OOTP falls short: the names files.

I rarely get interesting names, though -- I do annoyingly get nonsensical names where I assume the db corrupted or someone tried to get fancy with an umlaut or accent (I.e. Thomas L^% ui #)

Fortunately, the names db is relatively easy to edit and there are more than a few good name generators people have built...
   47. Fernigal McGunnigle has become a merry hat Posted: March 28, 2013 at 06:04 PM (#4398720)
These days in OOTP I usually use a fantasy/sci-fi name database that I generated myself. I am ashamed to admit how much time I put into it. But it's worth it every time Starkiller Trashmaster, Keen Eyes Senior, Plumpton Butter, Ramage Nifo, or Porthaur the Bloody-Handed comes up to bat against Sarevok Golightly of the Mos Eisley Dracoliches.
   48. OsunaSakata Posted: March 28, 2013 at 06:39 PM (#4398740)
I gave this guy his nickname when the computer came up with the random first and last name combination.

This is a well-known Middle Earth OOTP league.

For Baseball Mogul, I changed the faces of the GMs early on. So I was negotiating trades with Daffy Duck, Tinky-Winky, Queen Elizabeth II, etc.
   49. The District Attorney Posted: March 28, 2013 at 07:49 PM (#4398775)
Years ago there was a "George Hitler" who lived in Cincinnati.
I bet Marge gave him tickets.
   50. Jack Carter, calling Beleaguered Castle Posted: March 28, 2013 at 11:00 PM (#4398907)
Years ago, I discovered a chap from Cincinnati named "Balasubramani Hitler".

He's a software architect in Bangalore these days, according to LinkedIn


It's his plans that worry me.
   51. flournoy Posted: March 28, 2013 at 11:40 PM (#4398918)
Baseball Mogul gave me a guy (who I drafted, of course) called Haywood Jablomey. This one was clearly not the result of a random name assignment.
   52. The District Attorney Posted: March 28, 2013 at 11:54 PM (#4398921)
Why can't I draft Amanda Hugginkiss???
   53. The Yankee Clapper Posted: March 29, 2013 at 01:32 AM (#4398938)
I got quite a few "Chestys" as well. More humorously, several of them were men.

That seems entirely appropriate .

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