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Old 09-27-20, 06:33 PM
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MLB 2020 Off-Season Thread

Angels fire GM Billy Eppler
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Re: MLB 2020 Off-Season Thread

Red Sox fire their manager

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https://www.dailynews.com/jay-johnst...ter-dies-at-74

Former Dodger Jay Johnstone dead at 74 from Covid 19 and dementia.
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Cardinals legend Bob Gibson dead at 84 from cancer

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Re: MLB 2020 Off-Season Thread

Originally Posted by DJariya View Post
https://www.dailynews.com/jay-johnst...ter-dies-at-74

Former Dodger Jay Johnstone dead at 74 from Covid 19 and dementia.
I just saw this. This is very sad as I have a special fondness for Jay Johnstone. My best friend growing up was named John so we use to hold a rock together and say "Jay - John - Stone". I followed his career and was happy he wound up on the Yankees for a short time.
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Re: MLB 2020 Off-Season Thread

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I just saw this. This is very sad as I have a special fondness for Jay Johnstone. My best friend growing up was named John so we use to hold a rock together and say "Jay - John - Stone". I followed his career and was happy he wound up on the Yankees for a short time.
Damn, Johnstone was a Cub reserve for a while, and he produced and always seemed to be having fun playing the game.
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Re: MLB 2020 Off-Season Thread

More MLB folks dropping...

Ron Perranoski
Lou Johsnon
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Phillies GM Matt Klentak has stepped down and will be reassigned in the organization.
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Rumors indicate Theo may be leaving the Cubs for a team like the Mets or Phillies.
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Former Dodger Charlie Haeger committed suicide after allegedly murdering his ex-girlfriend

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I donít remember this guy at all. He played for the Dodgers in the Majors?
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I donít remember this guy at all. He played for the Dodgers in the Majors?
https://www.baseball-reference.com/p...aegech01.shtml

His stint wasn't very memorable. 1-5 in 9 career games. He last played 10 years ago.
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I remember Haeger only because he was a knuckleball pitcher. One of the very last knuckleball pitchers in MLB.
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Damn, Johnstone was a Cub reserve for a while, and he produced and always seemed to be having fun playing the game.
Johnstone's books, especially the first one was one of the funniest and best baseball books I ever read in my life. The other 2(I think) were pretty good as well.
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Old 10-09-20, 01:14 PM
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Whitey Ford (ex Yankee pitching great) has passed away.

I didn't see him pitch that much because I started following MLB in 1965 and that year the Yankees went in the toilet and Ford developed arm problems.
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This has been a bad year for Hall of Fame pitching legends. Seaver, Gibson and now Ford. Sandy Koufax better watch out.
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Joe Morgan passed away.

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Renteria fired by White Sox. That seems odd considering the run they made.
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Renteria fired by White Sox. That seems odd considering the run they made.

That is weird ... I was glad he got another chance, he got hosed with the Cubs (though they obviously made the right move) ... back to just flat out not liking the White Sox in any way shape or form ... so back to normal
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Looks like this is the reason why


@BNightengale: The Chicago #WhiteSox loved Rick Renteria as a person, but it was his bullpen management down the stretch, and in Game 3 vs. the #Athletics, that prompted his firing as manager.
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Joe Morgan passed away.
Which one?

One was a manager for the Red Sox and the other a Hall-of-Fame secondbaseman.

Update:It's the HoF secondbaseman who played for the Astros and Reds among other teams plus he was an ESPN baseball color announcer.

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I can't recall another stretch of time when so many Hall of Famers have passed away. Maybe it's happened before but is more memorable now since it involves guys I watched play.
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Looks like this is the reason why

https://twitter.com/BNightengale/sta...77518121201665

@BNightengale: The Chicago #WhiteSox loved Rick Renteria as a person, but it was his bullpen management down the stretch, and in Game 3 vs. the #Athletics, that prompted his firing as manager.
Unless Nightengale is quoting someone, I never take his opinions to mean much. Maybe there's some merit to the above, but it still seems strange.

Ken Rosenthal tweeted: "Some White Sox veterans felt Renteria needed to hold players more accountable, but this is the Cubsí situation all over again. CWS moving on in large part because more proven candidates (Hinch, Cora) are becoming available. Can anyone seriously imagine them hiring someone else?"

The Sox GM has said they want someone with experience in a championship organization.

It appears the White Sox are following the Cubs lead in tossing Renteria aside for a proven guy to take them to the next level.
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Sad to hear about Morgan's passing. I always respected him as a broadcaster and a player. Although his time as a player was a little before my time. I may have caught a few games of him as a player very late in his career in the early 80s.

But he and Jon Miller were great on Sunday Night Baseball for so many years.
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Miller and Morgan were pretty good in the booth together.

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