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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Top 10 Challenges Willie Would Face as New Manager of the Milwaukee Brewers

Willie describes a hug he gave to Eric Gagne, who he is looking forward to misusing as the Brewer's new skipper.

Item: Willie Randolph* is being considered for the vacant Brewers managerial post.

10. "Drunken-pizza-Barfing Tuesdays" now..."Yankee-Way-Facial-hair-shaving" Tuesdays!

9. During coming Brewers' collapse, now contractually obligated to say: "When we sip a little

champagne Miller Genuine Draft later on, it’ll be a little sweeter.”

8. Dugouts at Miller park reinforced to withstand collapse of much fatter team

7. Must do more to win support of Milwaukee area strippers

6. More difficult to find media to make "dumb, and horribly timed remarks" to while losing Brewers job

5. Won't be able to rely upon Tony Bernazard's help managing Latin players

4. Harder to use his "gut" when so many other "guts" around

3. Try to maintain focus and professionalism despite joy of being reunited with Guillermo Mota.

2. Keeping team from quitting on him during nightly Sausage race

1. Gay lumberjack mascot not available to argue calls with the umpire

*“I thought I saw him in the back sharpening his machete. I don’t know if that feels too good. He saw me coming, so he kind of slipped it in his back pocket. I don’t know if that made me feel better."



  • At 8:17 PM, Anonymous cver said…

    Great stuff! Willie's good buddy, Kelly Ripa's husband just married Howard Stern, for what that's worth. Willie belongs back with the Yankees, let's face it, except they don't want him, it seems, except for Old Timers Games. Well, maybe they wouldn't mind having him in some non-managerial capacity, but although Willie never got to drink that champagne, it seems he has had some drinks of the "I'm a successful ML manager" koolaid.

  • At 5:25 AM, Anonymous jdon said…

    I wonder if they will be "my boys" to Willie, and if they will "play for me" like the Mets did.

  • At 8:54 PM, Blogger katherine said…

    In retrospect, Willie's epic fail seems to have been a team-wide problem, which repeated itself in his absence. So hopefully he will not be blamed for Collapse I forever.

    I got up the courage to watch game 2 of the WS. Seeing the Phillies wasn't as terrible as I thought it would be. And Yay!!! the Rays won!

  • At 4:51 AM, Anonymous jdon said…

    Aguayo is gone. But so is Obie. All he has ever done in this organization is win. Did Sandy Alomar ever manage winners anywhere? And Hojo--he is the worst. A dumb hitte3r becomes a dumb hitting coach. Are we really going to have a third base coach named Razor Shines? It sounds like something out of Dick Tracy.

  • At 10:08 AM, Blogger I.M. Forme said…

    i haven't been able to catch a WS game yet, but was greatly heartened when I checked the score.

    Yeah, they "reassigned" Obe. THat's bs. Why was he there in the first place if he was so threatening to Jman that when he became non-interim Obie was among the first to go. I
    mean them getting rid of Aguaya is music to my ears, but they should have made Obie coach and Jman first base coach.

  • At 11:49 AM, Anonymous jdon said…

    whoever thought that bringing Aguayo from an office job or some scout job to the third base coaching box was a good idea ought to be nailed to a borad. Our FO is ridiculously unprofessional.


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