Yeah, the fun continues for the A's at the managerial position. After firing Art Howe, Oakland hired Ken Macha. And after canning Macha's ass, they hired another
Geren is the A's former bullpen coach and spent the 2006 season as the bench coach. This guy just screams "boring." Just look at the picture. You'd need to drink four margaritas and take a few lines just to be able to get through a conversation with him. A guy like Geren shouldn't be coaching baseball. He looks more like a guidance counselor whose biggest enemies are the clock and his wife.
Boring seems like a prerequisite to be the A's manager these days. When applying for the A's managerial job, the applicants probably have to go through a written form.
Those who mark the little boxes for "White," "45-55 years old," and "Republican," get the most consideration.
Of course, these series of events don't exactly have A's fans thrilled. A close friend of ours who eats, drinks and sleeps Oakland A's baseball had this to say:
"I hate the A's right now for moving out of Oakland, letting Ron Washington leave, letting Thomas leave, hiring Bob Geren's cracker ass to manage the team, and having even a remote interest in Barry Bonds. Boo, boo, boo."Cracker ass. Hey, it fits the mold.
In other news: Ironically, the Thursday's Backyard Brawl didn't involve a team from Florida.