Thursday, October 26, 2006

Golf Clap, Everyone

From the Department of Two Day Old News comes this little blurb: The Chicago Cubs hire former Detroit Tiger shortstop Alan Trammell to be their big league bench coach.

From the whipsering mouth of Fleece & Flog's main administrator: Good job, Cubs.

From the now speaking plainly keyboard: A few more well-thought-out decisions (or was this a fall-in-their-lap bit of lady luck?) like the hiring of Trammell, and the Cubs may actually resemble a big league ball club again some day.

I am not a Cubs fan, but in my opinion this hiring is better than the Pinella one. Sure, he was at the helm of a Tiger team that lost 300 games in three seasons, but he also taught and managed most of the players on this year's World Series team. And he helped engineer one of the biggest win-loss turn-arounds in recent baseball history as his 2004 Tigers improved an impressive 29 games from the previous season.

And he's the perfect fail-safe for when Lou Pinella's head melts in the August heat at Wrigley Field from one too many Aramis Rameriz errors.


Blogger Soxually Repressed said...

Always kinda liked Trammell. Still hate the Cubs. Wouldn't wish the Cubs on anyone. Poor Alan Trammell. Good for the Cubs. Everyone(else)loses.

3:17 PM, October 26, 2006  
Blogger Jeeves said...

Too bad he can't play SS for them as well.

3:58 PM, October 26, 2006  
Blogger Soxually Repressed said...

But didn't they just trade for their shortstop of the future? Of course Trammell would probably still be better right now, but still...

10:58 AM, October 27, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Trammell is soft, look at his picture, he looks almost queer. What can he do besides fetch chewing tobacco for Pinella.

3:42 PM, October 27, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ramirez had the highest fielding percentage for third basemen in the NL. The only player at that position with less errors played 39 fewer games.

The Cubs are terrible and have many weaknesses. Aramis Ramirez's fielding is not one of them.

1:51 PM, October 30, 2006  

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