Monday, September 15, 2008

Yost Toast

Holy Crap:

With the team in a late-season swoon that threatens to drop them from playoff contention, the Milwaukee Brewers announced Monday that Ned Yost has been dismissed as manager . . .

. . . The announcement was made by Brewers Executive vice president and general manager, Doug Melvin. “This was a very difficult move to make, and we appreciate all of the work that Ned has done to develop this team into a contender,” Melvin said in a press release. “In the end, this was a collaborative decision made to put our Club in the best position for the final two weeks of the season.”
For as bad as it has been for the Brewers lately, they are still tied for a playoff spot right now. Can anyone recall this happening at such a late date with the playoff race as tight as it is? Even Billy Martin was canned before the 100 game mark in his multiple stints with the Yankees.



Michael M said...

I think it's a good move. Ownership is serious about winning and when the going gets tough, Yost has a knack for flaking.

As a Cub fan I wanted him to stay, haha, but Milwaukee did the right thing. I think it sends a powerful message.

Dave said...

Jim Frey, 1981 Royals. (so says Neyer)

FALCOR said...

You want weird?

Claude Julien was fired from the head coach position with the Devils (NHL) with a week left in the season.

The kicker ? The Devils won their division and earned a #2 seed for the playoffs...

Lou Lamoriello (GM) is really crazy !