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Monday, October 11, 2010

Two Exits


I am inclined to agree with David Pinto: Fire Ron Gardenhire. At some point, there must be accountability, and the Twins have lost all but one postseason series of the last decade, and the first of the new one, for the third straight time by a sweep, and the 12th straight postseason loss. Gardy's contract is up for negotiation this offseason, and I can only assume he's going to be renewed. But I could be wrong.

My main point for his firing: a 3-0 lead going into the 6th on Wednesday, and he can't find it in his heart to pull his starter, Francisco Liriano? Not even after Liriano had a genuinely unimpressive 4.29 September ERA?


I have been exchanging talk with the Baseball Crank on Twitter, and it seems to me that the list of Hall of Famers Bobby Cox has managed might, by itself, make an interesting post (even including presumptive Cooperstown denizen Greg Maddux). But I say now, the whole series really fell on the poor sap Brooks Conrad, whose three errors made it possible for the Giants to slip past the hometown nine to ultimately advance to the NLCS. Brooks Conrad will never be confused with Brooks Robinson, but Bobby Cox will almost certainly make it to the tablet of Fame in New York.

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Conrad started that streak with a great transparency demonstration against the Padres, in the last regular season series. My brother in law is a Braves fan and he said "hell, give me a glove. I'll go play second."
Thanks for the link!

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