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Friday, October 01, 2021

Brother’s Gonna Work it Out: Dave Parker, Sheff & the 1990 Brewers

“Harry Dalton had heard about my work with young players like Eric Davis, Barry Larkin and Kal Daniels and was hoping I could be a positive influence on Sheffield. Milwaukee offered me a raise, a nice signing bonus, two years guaranteed and an option for a third with a buyout. As we left the room, Barry was very excited. He did a nice job managing the situation. Once we got in the elevator, I took him a little by surprise.

‘Check with Alderson one more time,’ I told Barry.”

djordan Posted: October 01, 2021 at 06:56 AM | 3 comment(s)
  Beats: brewers, bud selig, dave parker, gary sheffield, mlb

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

My Prerogative: Dave Parker and the 1989 Oakland A’s

My average at the end of April was around .194. Hadn’t hit a dinger in weeks. The reporters started getting on my manager, Tony La Russa. “What will you do with Parker?” “Is Sandy looking around the league for a bat?”  “How much time are you going to give him to turn it around?”

I had ears. Knew where the clock was in the room. 

Tick-tock-tick-tock-tick-tock….

“How long will you start Parker?”  La Russa didn’t bat an eye.

“September 1. That’s my answer.”  The man stuck with me through the depths of my slump.

djordan Posted: August 31, 2021 at 06:56 AM | 8 comment(s)
  Beats: dave parker, mlb, oakland a's

 

 

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