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Friday, October 25, 2013

Washington Post: Kilgore: Nationals To Hire Matt Williams As Manager

The Nationals plan to hire Arizona Diamondbacks third base coach Matt Williams to become the fifth manager in the team’s brief history, according to a person familiar with the situation. The expected move was first reported by Fox Sports. The Nationals have not confirmed Williams’s planned hiring, as MLB prohibits teams from making major announcements during the World Series.

The Yankee Clapper Posted: October 25, 2013 at 11:57 AM | 19 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: announcements, managerial search, managers, washington nationals

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   1. frannyzoo Posted: October 25, 2013 at 01:04 PM (#4583466)
"...MLB prohibits teams from making major announcements during the World Series."


The Freemasons and Illuminati could really learn a few things from Major League Baseball.
   2. Joey B. is counting the days to Trea Turner Posted: October 25, 2013 at 03:04 PM (#4583588)
Has Trent Jewett been replaced as the third base coach yet, hopefully?
   3. Chris Needham Posted: October 25, 2013 at 04:30 PM (#4583689)
It's interesting reading the fanboy reaction to this news.

Half are upset because they're turning over the keys to a Mercedes that needs a tune-up to an untested guy that Rizzo loves because of the AZ connection. The other half are insistent that this is the best move ever because the team needs fire.

I'm in the 'who the hell knows' camp. There's no reason to expect success or failure one way or another. We just don't have any sense of his abilities on or off the field.

That being said... the last time this franchise hired a third base coach with no previous managing experience... ugh.
   4. Ivan Grushenko of Hong Kong Posted: October 25, 2013 at 09:44 PM (#4583842)
Was that previous 3B Coach also bald?
   5. Chris Needham Posted: October 25, 2013 at 10:36 PM (#4583859)
Oh God.

We're doomed!!!
   6. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: October 25, 2013 at 10:46 PM (#4583860)
[Was that previous 3B Coach also bald?

bald 3rd base coach wins pennant

(wins pennant, wins pennant, wins pennant....)

(41 seconds in to judge baldness)
   7. Walt Davis Posted: October 26, 2013 at 12:38 AM (#4583867)
am I correct in recalling that Mrs Williams was an attractive young lady back in the day?
   8. Bote Man makes baseball fun again Posted: October 26, 2013 at 01:53 AM (#4583879)
First Captain Leatherpants established a pipeline from his former club, the Reds. Now Rizzo is playing favorites from his old club.

There was a groundswell of rumor and hearsay that Randy Knorr was the heir-apparent to the Nationals' field manager job, so I was a little surprised that Matt Williams got the nod. I guess it really is not what you know but whom you know.

I'm wondering where this leaves Knorr politically in the organization? It probably leaves a sour taste in his mouth if his expectations had been built up, but it's not like he can tell them to take this job and shove it. That was Riggleman's gig.
   9. God Posted: October 26, 2013 at 02:12 AM (#4583884)
am I correct in recalling that Mrs Williams was an attractive young lady back in the day?


I'm sure I'm not the only one who, as a 12-year-old kid, tried to freeze-frame that VHS tape of "Blame It On Rio" in exactly the right spot. And it wasn't because of Demi Moore.

EDIT: Apparently that was the previous wife, not the current one. Ah, well.
   10. Bote Man makes baseball fun again Posted: October 26, 2013 at 02:12 AM (#4583885)
@keithlaw - Matt Williams is a minority owner of the Dbacks. He'd have to sell that to manage another team. A technicality but an important one.
   11. JEe (Jason) Posted: October 26, 2013 at 07:57 AM (#4583898)
I'm sure I'm not the only one who, as a 12-year-old kid, tried to freeze-frame that VHS tape of "Blame It On Rio" in exactly the right spot. And it wasn't because of Demi Moore.

Except weren't you 32 and married at the time?
   12. Guapo Posted: October 26, 2013 at 09:31 AM (#4583915)
I'm sure I'm not the only one who, as a 12-year-old kid, tried to freeze-frame that VHS tape of "Blame It On Rio" in exactly the right spot. And it wasn't because of Demi Moore.


The internet renders that unnecessary.
   13. PerroX Posted: October 26, 2013 at 12:37 PM (#4584015)
I approve of this move.
   14. Publius Publicola Posted: October 26, 2013 at 12:52 PM (#4584029)
I'm sure I'm not the only one who, as a 12-year-old kid, tried to freeze-frame that VHS tape of "Blame It On Rio" in exactly the right spot.


Which spot? You could have freeze framed it just about anywhere and the young lady in question would have been in some state of undress. There are some films where the only redeeming quality is the naked chick and that's one of them.
   15. PerroX Posted: October 26, 2013 at 12:59 PM (#4584034)
Not a fan of Michael Caine or lechery?
   16. Fred Lynn Nolan Ryan Sweeney Agonistes Posted: October 26, 2013 at 02:33 PM (#4584080)
There are some films where the only redeeming quality is the naked chick and that's one of them.

I've never even seen the movie, and yet I was quite aware of Michelle Johnson.
She was no Betsy Russell, obviously, but very fine in her own way.
   17. Publius Publicola Posted: October 26, 2013 at 04:24 PM (#4584115)
The first roider manager. Color me unimpressed with Rizzo's decision process .
   18. Bourbon Samurai is disturbed by bagel developments Posted: October 26, 2013 at 04:30 PM (#4584123)
We'll see. At least he's awake. Davey really ran out gas this year.
   19. Esoteric Posted: October 26, 2013 at 05:22 PM (#4584161)
The internet renders that unnecessary.
SON. OF. A. BITCH.

I hatefully tip my cap to you, Guapo.

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