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September 15, 2004
BASEBALL: Howe Sacked

To no one's surprise, the Mets have fired Art Howe, but will be asking him to manage out the balance of the season rather than hand the reins to a Moose Stubing-style caretaker. Which is pretty classless, but then, for the money they are paying Howe, he can suck it up.

More [please] later [not] on [Larry] possible [Bowa] replacements.

Posted by Baseball Crank at 2:34 PM | Baseball 2004 | Comments (4) | TrackBack (0)

I hear Jimy Williams is available. Seriously, though, what about Don Baylor? A lot of people thought Houston might pursue him at season's end, though I imagine they'll stick with garner now that he's led them back to the playoff race.

Posted by: Drew at September 15, 2004 3:04 PM

Excellently gratuitous Moose Stubing reference!

He has one of those names, like Stump Merrill or Shooty Babbit, that should be worked into conversations whenever possible…

Posted by: The Mad Hibernian at September 15, 2004 9:20 PM

I was more worried about the "Bowa as bench coach" issue if Howe was coming back; that pretty much screamed mid-season firing. Plus, for once (and only once) the undue influence of the players should help - nobody wants to play for Bowa.

Posted by: Devin McCullen at September 16, 2004 12:13 AM

Good manager. Hopeless situation Worth evry penny.

Posted by: Mark at September 16, 2004 1:02 AM
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