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Sunday, August 05, 2012

Royals Fire Coach Sisson, Bring Back Kuntz To Fill Vacancy

And future generations will know the date when the Royals became playoff regulars…

The Royals shook up their on-field staff Saturday by firing first-base coach Doug Sisson and replacing him with Rusty Kuntz. Manager Ned Yost announced the move prior to the game against the Texas Rangers at Kauffman Stadium.

 

The elusive Robert Denby Posted: August 05, 2012 at 01:04 AM | 21 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: desperation, rearranging deck chairs, royals

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   1. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: August 05, 2012 at 08:40 AM (#4200772)
let's see. banned players chatting. fire the first base coach. is this something along the lines of the 3 envelopes?
   2. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 05, 2012 at 10:18 AM (#4200800)
YES! Finally! I have been calling for this all year. The Royals stating pitching has been awful, which is obviously the purview of the first base coach. Success is just around the corner my friends!
   3. Jeff Francoeur's OPS Posted: August 05, 2012 at 10:18 AM (#4200801)
Rusty Kuntz
   4. Dale Sams Posted: August 05, 2012 at 10:56 AM (#4200820)
I don't know why this article made me think of an ex.
   5. There are a lot of good people in alt-Shooty Posted: August 05, 2012 at 11:10 AM (#4200829)
I don't know why this article made me think of an ex.

You should probably get some penicillin, just to be sure.
   6. PASTE, Now with Extra Pitch and Extra Stamina Posted: August 05, 2012 at 11:16 AM (#4200834)
Rusty Kuntz jokes: the gift that keeps on giving.

#2 has already won the thread, so I see no reason why the rest of it shouldn't be all Rusty Kuntz jokes, all the time. Get your best ones ready!
   7. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 05, 2012 at 11:21 AM (#4200839)
Shouldn't they also fire pitching coach Dave Eiland and bring in Dick Pole?
   8. frannyzoo Posted: August 05, 2012 at 11:23 AM (#4200840)
I admit a hyper self-conscious streak, but how does one make it through life as a Rusty Kuntz? Sounds like a free ticket to pick the dream name of your choice to me. How was middle school like for this guy? Oh, yeah, Rusty Kuntz joke here, #1 Strat name of all time, nudging out Pickles Dilhoefer.
   9. asinwreck Posted: August 05, 2012 at 11:47 AM (#4200853)
Moore and Yost figured they might as well get a coach whose name describes the team.
   10. The Fallen Reputation of Billy Jo Robidoux Posted: August 05, 2012 at 12:17 PM (#4200871)
Can't wait to read what Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal sports columnist Mike Hunt has to say about this.
   11. Dock Ellis Posted: August 05, 2012 at 12:22 PM (#4200874)
Accoding to BB-Ref, 276 people on Facebook like Rusty Kuntz.
   12. Obo Posted: August 05, 2012 at 12:52 PM (#4200890)
"Come on, they haven't been in the water that long."
   13. Obo Posted: August 05, 2012 at 12:52 PM (#4200891)
(That's from "HCO, Transgressive Herbivore" posting in the Nomar Rescues Two Women from Drowing thread.)
   14. jack the seal clubber (on the sidelines of life) Posted: August 05, 2012 at 01:58 PM (#4200930)
Fill vacancy. Kuntz. Heh heh.

Also, along with Dick Pole, they should deal for Chien-Ming Wang.
   15. President of the David Eckstein Fan Club Posted: August 05, 2012 at 02:32 PM (#4200949)
One of my roommates in college, like me, collected baseball cards. There was a weird store on the other side of Berkeley that sold various things - toys, collectibles, baseball cards, porn, probably indentured servants too. One day he got his hands on a Rusty Kuntz card; he promptly taped it to a wall in our apartment for proper viewing.
   16. Howie Menckel Posted: August 05, 2012 at 03:15 PM (#4200982)

"Can't wait to read what Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal sports columnist Mike Hunt has to say about this."

I used to know him, and never heard anyone call him anything but Michael.
#notsurprisingconsidering



   17. vortex of dissipation Posted: August 05, 2012 at 05:15 PM (#4201065)
Can't wait to read what Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal sports columnist Mike Hunt has to say about this.


Or the 1930s PCL slugger.
   18. Greg K Posted: August 05, 2012 at 05:31 PM (#4201074)
Or the 1930s PCL slugger.

One wonders whether his nick-name "Old Baggy Pants" is related.
   19. bobm Posted: August 05, 2012 at 06:19 PM (#4201094)
Oh, yeah, Rusty Kuntz joke here, #1 Strat name of all time, nudging out Pickles Dilhoefer.

What about "Johnny Dickshot"?

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/d/dicksjo01.shtml
   20. Dock Ellis Posted: August 05, 2012 at 07:18 PM (#4201129)
Yuniesky Betancourt was released! Wonder who will pick him up.
   21. Howie Menckel Posted: August 05, 2012 at 07:52 PM (#4201143)
Pebbly Jack Glasscock and Cannonball Dick Redding (Negro Leagues) say hi.

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