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Trey Hillman Back To NYY Minor League System (Sorta)

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Flying Headbutt, Oct 20, 2007.

  1. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    Hillman is the new manager in Kansas City. Currently he's leading the best Japanese League team ever, the Nippon Ham Fighters, to their version of the World Series. Hillman spent a dozen years managing in the Yankees farm system before. Some would argue he's going back there once again. At least some people get the historical reference, right?
  2. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!! MAKE IT STOP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  3. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    I knew Buck would get the reference.
  4. Angola!

    Angola! Guest

    I've never heard of Trey Hillman and I have no idea what either moddybutt or buckdub are talking about, but that is not abnormal.
  5. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    For years the joke was that the Kansas City A's, and then the Royals, were basically another farm system for the Yankees. Guys like Roger Maris and Lou Pineilla would get good with those teams, and then be traded to the Yankees for some washed up vet with great intangibles and 20-100 vision.
  6. Angola!

    Angola! Guest

    OK, I have heard about that and have a vague understanding of that. Thanks for explaining.
    I still don't know who Trey Hillman is, is he really the new manager of the Royals?
  7. Angola!

    Angola! Guest

    Not all of us are deskers buck, some of us had to drive way to far to watch a blowout of a high school football game tonight. That is why I come to SJ, so I don't have to read the news.
  8. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    Yeah, I saw this around 4 p.m., but saw it was mentioned in one of the Torre threads, although vaguely, so I didn't post it.

    I think with this guy, the Royals are a lock to win at least 72 games next year.
  9. Angola!

    Angola! Guest

    Oh. Point taken by me. I figured it happened this evening.
  10. Oz

    Oz Active Member

    At least the Royals can thank the Yankees for Dick Howser and a World Series season.
  11. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Old is a matter of perspective...
  12. Angola!

    Angola! Guest

    I think I'm younger than you, so it should seem really old to me.
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