Tuesday, November 22, 2005
Dodgers Get Permission To Speak To Bud Black
Update 2: So now Buddy says he'll sleep on it. Would you like your "no" now or on the layaway plan, Frank? Hypothetical phone conversation:
Black: Of course I'm going to say "no". They fire guys faster than the Gong Show went through contestants!
Scioscia: But... Buddy... you say "no" immediately like that, it looks bad on you, like you think they're poison or something. That's like saying something bad about them. You know the Angel Way is like Home on the Range: never a discouraging word!
Black: Well, they are bad! How do you fire your GM and your manager and all your coaching staff in under a month?
Scioscia: Sure. You know that. I know that. But you can't come out and say it, even if you know it's true. Call Ned back, tell him you'll sleep on it or something.
Frank has turned the Dodgers into a basket case.
This never would have happened if Tommy Lasorda was still alive.
The last sentence wasn't actually included in the article.
Black "slept" on the issue and reportedly suffered severe nightmares.