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Texas Rangers manager question

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by writing irish, Apr 28, 2008.

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Who is the biggest douche in the managerial history of the Texas Rangers?

  1. Bobby Valentine

    23.8%
  2. Doug Rader

    19.0%
  3. Billy Hunter

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Ted Williams

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Billy Martin

    23.8%
  6. Whitey Herzog

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Buck Showalter

    14.3%
  8. Frank Lucchesi

    4.8%
  9. Pat Corrales

    4.8%
  10. Kevin Kennedy

    9.5%
  11. Other

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. writing irish

    writing irish Active Member

    The discussion of Bobby Valentine led me to thinking about Texas Rangers managers. There have been some controversial characters piloting the ill-starred club over the years...from renowned grumpuses like Ted Williams to obscure curmudgeons like Billy Hunter, of whom Doc Ellis once said "He ain't gonna make a lampshade outta me." So who's the biggest douche in Rangers managerial history?

    Note- I'm not calling the above men douches- I'm big fans of some of them.

    I left out Eddie Stanky, Connie Ryan, Darrell Johnson, Toby Harrah, Johnny Oates and Ron Washington. If you really think one of those guys is a bigger douche than anyone listed in the survey, you can vote "other." I just chose to list those about whom I've heard kvetching over the years.
     
  2. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    It is a distinguished list ...
     
  3. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    The only time Bobby Valentine can lose a biggest douchebag contest is when Billy the drunken racist anti-semite scumbag Martin is in the mix.
     
  4. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Fixed
     
  5. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    The good news there slappy is "dead"
     
  6. Rough Mix

    Rough Mix Guest

    The Marshmellow Growers Association wishes to cast a vote.
     
  7. kleeda

    kleeda Active Member

    A vote for anyone other than Martin means you really shouldn't be allowed to vote. And he was a good manager. Kind of like how Mousollini kept the trains running on time.
     
  8. Herbert Anchovy

    Herbert Anchovy Active Member

    http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=980CE5DA1F38F934A15754C0A961958260&sec=&spon=&pagewanted=3
     
  9. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

    Bad question. Valentine was a douche without parallel, a calculating, manipulative fraud. Martin was fucked up, too, but a lot of that was booze-driven. Why include guys like Herzog, Rader and Lucchesi if you're looking for a douche?
     
  10. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    Gotta go with Martin.
     
  11. writing irish

    writing irish Active Member

    Rader was loathed by many during his tenure. I liked Lucchesi, but Lenny Randle would disagree. :D
    Herzog, in my opinion, is not a douche, but I included anyone about whom I've heard grumblings.
     
  12. forever_town

    forever_town Active Member

    I voted for Doug Rader. I have experience from my days as an Orioles fanboi looser. He's an epic piece of work.

    Johnny Oates belongs on nobody's list of douches. I can still remember years ago when Sam Hulett, the 6-year-old son of Orioles utility infielder Tim Hulett, was hit by a car and killed. The Orioles lost the game, but Oates was inconsolable about Sam's death. He didn't give a hoot about that game.

    RIP Johnny Oates. I still think of you as one of my favorite people involved in baseball.
     
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