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Who will be the next Tigers manager?

Who will be the next Tigers manager  

40 members have voted

  1. 1. Who will be the next Tiger Manager?

    • Alex Cora
      0
    • Fredi Gonzalez
      2
    • A.J. Hinch
      19
    • Don Kelly
      2
    • George Lombard
      5
    • Lloyd McClendon
      3
    • Phil Nevin
      1
    • Mike Rabelo
      0
    • Marcus Thames
      1
    • Someone Else
      7


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1 hour ago, Buddha said:

exactly.  a lot of pearl clutching in this thread.

You are seeing some pearl clutching that I am not, so go ahead and point it out if you would like to.  There are 3 or 4 people who are disappointed in the hire, that's all.  They don't give a crap about the punishment that he received or whether or not it was adequate.  Literally not one person has even mentioned it even in passing.  So this whole bull**** narrative about "forgiveness" and "pearl clutching" has nothing at all to do with the objections of the people who are less than enthused about the hire.

The people who object to the hire don't give a **** about the punishment that he received, or "forgiveness", or anything related to that.  The people who are less than enthused about the hire are less than enthused because they believe that a manager has 2 functions:  (a) manage the pitching staff, and (b) control the clubhouse.  There is no objective data that he can do (a), and there is a lot of objective data to suggest that he can't do (b).  So those 2 very simple factors suggest that he isn't worth the distraction that will accompany him.  That's it.

So, where all of this nonsense about "forgiveness" and "pearl clutching" came from, I have no idea.  But it has nothing whatsoever to do with the objections of the 3 or 4 people who are disappointed.

 

 

 

 

 

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I see the vote for A.J. Hinch is up to 18. I like his chances of getting the job.

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8 hours ago, Charles Liston said:

You are seeing some pearl clutching that I am not, so go ahead and point it out if you would like to.  There are 3 or 4 people who are disappointed in the hire, that's all.  They don't give a crap about the punishment that he received or whether or not it was adequate.  Literally not one person has even mentioned it even in passing.  So this whole bull**** narrative about "forgiveness" and "pearl clutching" has nothing at all to do with the objections of the people who are less than enthused about the hire.

The people who object to the hire don't give a **** about the punishment that he received, or "forgiveness", or anything related to that.  The people who are less than enthused about the hire are less than enthused because they believe that a manager has 2 functions:  (a) manage the pitching staff, and (b) control the clubhouse.  There is no objective data that he can do (a), and there is a lot of objective data to suggest that he can't do (b).  So those 2 very simple factors suggest that he isn't worth the distraction that will accompany him.  That's it.

So, where all of this nonsense about "forgiveness" and "pearl clutching" came from, I have no idea.  But it has nothing whatsoever to do with the objections of the 3 or 4 people who are disappointed.

 

 

 

 

 

then i apologize for misrepresenting what you wrote.

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9 minutes ago, Buddha said:

then i apologize for misrepresenting what you wrote.

Softie

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39 minutes ago, chasfh said:

I see the vote for A.J. Hinch is up to 18. I like his chances of getting the job.

Some of the mail-in votes for Someone Else have not been counted yet.  

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I had voted for AJ Hinch, but when I learned Tony LaRussa was available, I asked to spoil my ballot and submit a new one. 

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That might be the angriest a Canadian has ever gotten. 

Who knew hiring a crappy catcher would be so polarizing. 

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12 minutes ago, Yoda said:

Who knew hiring a crappy catcher would be so polarizing. 

Were you not here for Ausmus?  

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54 minutes ago, Yoda said:

Who knew hiring a crappy catcher would be so polarizing. 

Hinch Adds Inge as Hitting Coach

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5 minutes ago, Casimir said:

Hinch Adds Inge as Hitting Coach

Ha! 

The ol' fake link trick!

:silly:

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25 minutes ago, Gehringer_2 said:

Ha! 

The ol' fake link trick!

:silly:

Gotta throw an occasional trick in with the treats on Halloween.

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2 hours ago, bobrob2004 said:

Were you not here for Ausmus?  

Ausmus was better at catching than managing.  

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Just now, tiger337 said:

Ausmus was better at catching than managing.  

Better looking than Hinch too.  Really looked after his teeth.

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Hinch won a World Series. 

 

Well, I guess officially he did, but maybe not because of his managing.   

I think he should have been suspended for more than a year and all of those players too.  

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2 hours ago, Motor City Sonics said:

Hinch won a World Series. 

 

Well, I guess officially he did, but maybe not because of his managing.   

I think he should have been suspended for more than a year and all of those players too.  

I agree. However. he served the punishment that MLB handed down. He also admitted wrong doing while repeatedly saying he owns it. I have no doubt he’s a better person for what he’s experienced. I’ll give Avila props for reaching out immediately. I could not be happier that Hinch is now the Tigers manager now. He’s anxious to prove himself and Motown is lucky to get him under contract. He’s the perfect guy to bring the young guys along. 

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I'm on board with Hinch now. I'm easy. And my feet keep growing. Wtf?

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1 hour ago, leflore said:

I'm on board with Hinch now. I'm easy. And my feet keep growing. Wtf?

In four more minutes, you can be easy like Sunday morning.

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1 hour ago, clinker said:

In four more minutes, you can be easy like Sunday morning.

I'm on central time

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1 hour ago, leflore said:

That's friggin hilarious 

What's really hilarious about it for me is an article that read, decades ago when Ontario was .08, about how difficult it was to blow .08.  A group of newspaper reporters lined up an exercise with a local police station - there was a bar across the street from the cop shop, and they would go in there, order a pitcher, finish it off and then walk across the street and blow.  And after an hour or so they were way way drunk, by their own admission, long before they could blow .08.  So, that was very instructive.  I guess you could take it 2 ways:  (a) I can be dead drunk and not blow over, so everything is cool, or (b) holy crap I am not legally drunk but I am drunk enough to kill myself or, worse, somebody else.

So, when Tony LaRussa says, for the second time, that he only had one glass of wine and blew over, that is just hysterically funny, bent-over-double laughing hysterically funny.  Tony, you have to be pissed out of your mind to blow over, if over is .08.  Good try though Tony.

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On 11/11/2020 at 1:01 AM, Charles Liston said:

What's really hilarious about it for me is an article that read, decades ago when Ontario was .08, about how difficult it was to blow .08.  A group of newspaper reporters lined up an exercise with a local police station - there was a bar across the street from the cop shop, and they would go in there, order a pitcher, finish it off and then walk across the street and blow.  And after an hour or so they were way way drunk, by their own admission, long before they could blow .08.  So, that was very instructive.  I guess you could take it 2 ways:  (a) I can be dead drunk and not blow over, so everything is cool, or (b) holy crap I am not legally drunk but I am drunk enough to kill myself or, worse, somebody else.

So, when Tony LaRussa says, for the second time, that he only had one glass of wine and blew over, that is just hysterically funny, bent-over-double laughing hysterically funny.  Tony, you have to be pissed out of your mind to blow over, if over is .08.  Good try though Tony.

Handy dandy guide.

https://www.businessinsider.com/drinks-before-driving-if-bac-is-05-2013-5

 

https://i.insider.com/5192b50cecad044c2c000016?width=700&format=jpeg&auto=webp

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