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Buck Showalter fired

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Football_Bat, Oct 4, 2006.

  1. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    So fresh I couldn't find a link.

    Guess that deluxe dinner at Tom Hicks' house didn't go well.
  2. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Found it ... Startlegram first again.


    Texas Rangers — 2007 World Series Champions.
  3. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Shocking that a "great" manager like Buck Showalter has a shelf life of 3-4 years, wherever he goes.
    Yet some damn fool owner will hire him again thinking, wrongly of course, that Buck is going to turn around his poor downtrodden franchise.
  4. leo1

    leo1 Active Member

    seriously. someone should write a book about the retread phenomenon of professional head coaches and managers. it's one thing if they win everywhere they go but how does a guy like buck showalter keep fooling GMs? do they not check references?
  5. shockey

    shockey Active Member

    FWIW, i've always considered control-freak buck a way overrated manager. his primary gift? wooing sucking up to n.y. types like loopy and michael kay. he wears on players/owners in short shrift, ala billy martin -- only he NEVER wins a damn thing.

    welcome back to espn, buck. good luck in your next gig as a third-base coach.
  6. Guy_Incognito

    Guy_Incognito Well-Known Member

    Yeah, like Torre, McKeon, Belicheck, Shanahan etc.

    Showalter will turn your team around, and get them from terrible to pretty good within a few years, then he'll drive everyone nuts & get dumped. If I were a bad team, I'd hire him for step one. Think Marty Schottenheimer.
  7. Webster

    Webster Well-Known Member

    Guy -- I think that he is Mike Fratello or Hubie Brown of managers.

    Torre is an interesting guy -- he was dismal with the Mets and the papers killed his hire. Now he is bulletproof. He could pitch Giambi and no one would say anything.
  8. terrier

    terrier Well-Known Member

    The Texas Rangers are Satan.
    Methinks guys got tired of the clubhouse evangelism (fine when it's organic from the players themselves, butb when it comes from above...).
  9. standman

    standman Member

    Absolutely. His nickname should be Buck the Builder. Too bad his personality doesn't allow him to see the final product.
  10. D-3 Fan

    D-3 Fan Active Member

    standman, you asked and ye shall receive....


    Hi, I'm Buck the Builder. Today we're going to build a baseball team. Later, I'll piss everyone one so that I can get fired. C'mon and help me out!!!!
  11. Claws for Concern

    Claws for Concern Active Member

    Where do the Rangers go from here? Does Orel Hershiser apply for this job so he can get the hell away from Berman?
  12. Columbo

    Columbo Active Member

    Mindless, cliche rip of Marty Schottenheimer.

    I mean, puhhhlease.

    He got derailed from the Super Bowl by the shittiest luck in history, and now someone who really isn't paying attention is insulting him by comparing him with never-done-shit Showalter?
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