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1 a.O   ~  Nov 18, 2009 4:53 pm

I think it should have gone to Wakamatsu. 86 wins with half his lineup consisting of AAAA hitters, a patchwork bullpen, and lots of other problems. Plus, he counseled Beltre through his torn testicle crisis.

2 Diane Firstman   ~  Nov 18, 2009 4:58 pm


I don't know why, but reading the words "torn testicle crisis" makes me think of Ted Koppel introducing Nightline.

3 51cq24   ~  Nov 18, 2009 5:03 pm

[1] i'm sure the mariners have a torn testicles coach, no reason to credit wakamatsu.

no problem with scioscia winning, but i also don't care even a little. i do think he's overrated though.

4 Shaun P.   ~  Nov 18, 2009 5:11 pm

[1] I think I would have voted for Wakamatsu, too. Beltre's situation is just horrifying to think about it.

I'm not sure that Scioscia did anything that Girardi and Francona didn't, but I guess someone has to win. This is really my least favorite award.

5 Yankee Mama   ~  Nov 18, 2009 5:24 pm

Instead of a torn testicle crisis, Scioscia counseled his players grieving from Adenhart's death. I would think that's a real vote getter.

That said, I like Wakamatsu and I shudder to think what a ttc must have been like for Beltre. Of course, there is only one way to counsel a player in that situation, "Wear an effin cup, you moron!"

6 RagingTartabull   ~  Nov 18, 2009 5:28 pm

I can't stand the guy, but he guided that team through a living nightmare so he definitely deserves recognition for that.

Tracy got NL Manager of the Year AND a 3 year extension today...drinks are on Jim tonight!

7 Mattpat11   ~  Nov 18, 2009 5:47 pm

[6] When I saw the Pirates at the Stadium in 2007, they appeared to be one of the most poorly coached teams in baseball. Now I don't know how much of that falls on Tracy and how much is just that they were the Pirates, but I could see this taking a nosedive.

8 RagingTartabull   ~  Nov 18, 2009 5:53 pm

[7] Yeah I could see them being all kinds of 79-83 next year, but when a team turns around like that after a managerial change right or wrong the manager is gonna get credit (i.e. McKeon)

I was at one of those games in '07, and yeah they were terrible...but ya know, the Pirates.

9 The Hawk   ~  Nov 18, 2009 8:59 pm

What about Ron Washington??? Aaaggghhhhh

10 RagingTartabull   ~  Nov 18, 2009 9:21 pm

so I'm watching "Baseball Seasons: 1979" on MLB right now.

ummm, Kent Tekulve...WOW what happened?!

11 Chyll Will   ~  Nov 18, 2009 10:28 pm

Ozzie must be, well, philosophical.

[9] Yes, Mr. Kot-tehhh...

12 Chyll Will   ~  Nov 18, 2009 10:50 pm

OT, but I really hope the Knicks win maybe about 6 or 8 games this season, tops. I could use a pick-me-up around tax-return time. Any more than that and they're just stealing money...

13 ms october   ~  Nov 18, 2009 11:01 pm

[12] hi there (as freddy washington might say)

somehow the knicks won tonight. they are really AWFUL. STILL. and i don't think they are anywhere near to being even mediocre. again they missed on the draft by not getting jennings.
i am watching the spurs/mavs and they just showed a stat about all the ny area teams and how many wins they have in november, and the yankees have as many or more than the knicks, nets, giants, and jets (there might have been hockey but don't know about that hockey stuff)

14 williamnyy23   ~  Nov 18, 2009 11:05 pm

[9] I would have voted for Washington. Not only did the Rangers outperform in general, but I think Washington's management of his pitching staff really made a difference. Even though Ryan has pretty much given Washington a mandate, he still had to implement the organization's plan to push their pitchers a little more. So, if you believe that helped the team have a solid season, Washington deserves a lot of credit.

15 ms october   ~  Nov 18, 2009 11:17 pm

[14] washington did a solid job this year. and he was really close to the chopping block not that long ago - i think the summer of 2008

heyman has a lot of trade rumors going - notably halladay with the yanks or red sox
and i hope and pray that bronson arroyo get traded somewhere that will prevent us from hearing ANY more trade rumors with the words arroyo and yankees in the same sentence

oh and can someone please tell me why the heinken you say he is just a friend commercial is back - i thought that commercial was out of the rotation

16 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Nov 19, 2009 2:26 am

Wally Backman back with the Mest organization..what a mess they are..(and boy, does Wally look old for 50!) I soooo hope the Mets lose 100 games now after their latest decision which blog rules prevent me from discussing because it involves politics.

17 williamnyy23   ~  Nov 19, 2009 6:56 am

[15] John Heyman's rumors are educated guesses at best. Unless it's news that Scott Boras wants out in circulation, Heyman's inside info. seems like it just being made up to fill copy.

18 Paul   ~  Nov 19, 2009 9:10 am

Why does it always seem like Heyman is pimping Boras clients? Seems like there's a mutual relationship there.

19 RagingTartabull   ~  Nov 19, 2009 10:07 am

[16] Whats the Backman/political connection? I'm just curious

20 Chyll Will   ~  Nov 20, 2009 3:04 am

[13] Hee-hee, I said that to my best friend's darling baby daughter the first time I saw her. >;)

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