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Put Me in Coach
2005-11-03 05:19
by Alex Belth
Note: The Bronx Banter blog has moved to bronxbanterblog.com.

The Yankees coaching staff is rounding into shape. Yesterday, Lee Mazzilli was officially hired as Joe Torre's bench coach. According to the New York Post, Luis Sojo has been offered the managerial job at Single A Tampa, as the Bombers prepare to announce that Tony Pena will be their new first base coach:

"It looks like I am going to be in Tampa and I will be happy [to be home]," Sojo told The Post from Venezuela yesterday. "I talked to [GM Brian Cashman yesterday] and they wanted to make a move, and what can you do. It's something you can't control."

Good luck, Luis. Something tells me you'll be back someday.

Comments
2005-11-03 05:38:13
1.   Alex Belth
For more Red Sox drama, check out the transcript of Shaughnessy and later Schilling on Boston radio yesterday over at Boston Dirt Dogs: http://bostondirtdogs.boston.com/Headline_Archives/2005/11/meet_the_red_so.html

It's exhausting stuff. Man, there is just no place to hide in that town. I still think that it is foolish to assume that the Red Sox will implode now, but man, this kind of distraction must be a ginormous headache for Sox fans right about now.

2005-11-03 05:50:59
2.   Dimelo
Alex, I saw that yesterday and I couldn't get enough of it. I love all the drama, something about a train wreck is so fascinating to watch. Nobody likes a 20 car pile up, but everyone sure likes to see it as long as it's not them involved.

It's great to see two people (Schilling and Shaughnessy) who love to be the center of the attention going at it. I want this to keep going.

2005-11-03 05:58:33
3.   Alex Belth
It's never a good thing when journalists--whether it is Shaugnessy or Gammons--become part of the story.
2005-11-03 06:22:59
4.   Dimelo
I agree. But since it's happening in Boston, I really do love it.

Plus the f'en C's beat the Knicks last night. Another reason to get even more pissed - at least for me.

2005-11-03 07:20:10
5.   Alex Belth
I watched portions of that game and had a hard time sticking with it. The Celtics aren't very good. I wish I could enjoy the NBA more than I do, but I'm afraid my second favorite sport trails baseball by miles these days...
2005-11-03 07:20:12
6.   Alex Belth
I watched portions of that game and had a hard time sticking with it. The Celtics aren't very good. I wish I could enjoy the NBA more than I do, but I'm afraid my second favorite sport trails baseball by miles these days...
2005-11-03 08:18:16
7.   Dimelo
The NBA is hard to watch, I still feel I owe the Knicks some semblance of my time before I give up on them. I guess I'm guilt'ed to watch them because I yearn for those moments when Mark Jackson was running the point in the 80's, Gerald Wilkins looked like he was going to break out and be better than his brother, Charles Smith wasn't going to be such a pu**y, Oakley at any moment was going to drop Pippen and slap Barkley, Ewing was finally going to be appreciated, and Starks would go on his usual hot streak…..nuff said…..where have my Knickerbockers gone? I guess right where the NBA has gone, down the drain….
2005-11-03 09:17:16
8.   brockdc
Yeah, the NBA is virtually unwatchable. Lots of clear-outs and one-on-ones. The highlight of each game is the one fabulous baseline reverse dunk, not the game-winning shot (thank you, ESPN).

The Knicks cannot blame their failings on the league. Their front office has run that team into the ground. Brown will not help until the front office develops a new philosophy - one that doesn't involve acquiring more shooting guards who push the cap limit.

Come on, April!

2005-11-03 09:18:04
9.   brockdc
I can never forgive Charles Smith.

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