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 Post subject: Re: Mets fire Randolph
PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 3:29 pm 
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Az Bucco fan wrote:
John Kruk went ballistic, and in my mind, rightfully so, about the situation on the evening before the firing. It seems that Tony Bernazard (sp) was telling players details of discussions between Randolph and his coaches. Uh oh! Krukkie said that Randolph was a stand up guy who did not deserve any of this. His endorsement of Willie was only surprising in its intensity and sheer rage.

If I recall correctly, Kruk went similarly apesh*t last year when the O's fired Sam Perlozzo. I've often wondered why Kruk isn't a hitting coach or manager somewhere. Demonstrative outbursts in which he dismisses entire organizations as being idiots for firing his buds might be the reason.

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 Post subject: Re: Mets fire Randolph
PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 4:44 pm 
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LtCol Kojak Slaphead wrote:
Az Bucco fan wrote:
John Kruk went ballistic, and in my mind, rightfully so, about the situation on the evening before the firing. It seems that Tony Bernazard (sp) was telling players details of discussions between Randolph and his coaches. Uh oh! Krukkie said that Randolph was a stand up guy who did not deserve any of this. His endorsement of Willie was only surprising in its intensity and sheer rage.

If I recall correctly, Kruk went similarly apesh*t last year when the O's fired Sam Perlozzo. I've often wondered why Kruk isn't a hitting coach or manager somewhere. Demonstrative outbursts in which he dismisses entire organizations as being idiots for firing his buds might be the reason.


Kruk was a hitting coach at AA Reading in 2001...I met him after a Curve game one time and got his autograph and picture taken holding my Pennsylvania Geography Textbook...

Our prof was a Philly Native and a celebrity junky and would give bonus points if we got a picture and an autograph of a celebrity holding our book...

Needless to say, my C turned into an A, and heard the whole 1993 Mitch Williams sob story again and again...

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 Post subject: Re: Mets fire Randolph
PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 5:09 pm 
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LtCol Kojak Slaphead wrote:
Az Bucco fan wrote:
John Kruk went ballistic, and in my mind, rightfully so, about the situation on the evening before the firing. It seems that Tony Bernazard (sp) was telling players details of discussions between Randolph and his coaches. Uh oh! Krukkie said that Randolph was a stand up guy who did not deserve any of this. His endorsement of Willie was only surprising in its intensity and sheer rage.

If I recall correctly, Kruk went similarly apesh*t last year when the O's fired Sam Perlozzo. I've often wondered why Kruk isn't a hitting coach or manager somewhere. Demonstrative outbursts in which he dismisses entire organizations as being idiots for firing his buds might be the reason.

Or maybe the fact that television commentators don't have to spend half a season on the road and make tons more money than your typical coach might have something to do with it.

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 Post subject: Re: Mets fire Randolph
PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 6:05 pm 
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sisyphus wrote:
Or maybe the fact that television commentators don't have to spend half a season on the road and make tons more money than your typical coach might have something to do with it.


I believe thats the reason why he quit...He didn't like all the travel involved, being away from his family...

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 Post subject: Re: Mets fire Randolph
PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 7:02 pm 
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sisyphus wrote:
Or maybe the fact that television commentators don't have to spend half a season on the road and make tons more money than your typical coach might have something to do with it.


I believe thats the reason why he quit...He didn't like all the travel involved, being away from his family...

He doesn't really strike me as the coaching type. I always thought of him as being from the see the ball / hit the ball school.

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 Post subject: Re: Mets fire Randolph
PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 11:37 pm 
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Anyone who played as long as he did can teach hyou something about the game.


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 Post subject: Re: Mets fire Randolph
PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 12:13 am 
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Az Bucco fan wrote:
Anyone who played as long as he did can teach hyou something about the game.

Probably, but a lot of good hitters weren't exactly what you'd call technically adept, and a lot of top coaches were guys who never amounted to much as major leaguers.

I remember reading a book about the Utica Blue Sox. Their pitching coach was Bob Veale. His idea of coaching was to tell his pitchers to throw the shitball if that's what it takes to get guys out, and remind batters of their fear.

Easy for him to say. He had to be one of the most intimidating pitchers to ever take the mound.

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