Showing posts with label Ned Yost. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Ned Yost. Show all posts

There's Always Next Year, Brewers Fans

Was there anyone who didn't want the Milwaukee Brewers to do well this post-season?

We could wax poetic about how the baseball world was pretty excited to see the Beer Makers playing baseball in October after 26 looooong years, how CC totally kicked ass, the late-season slumping, Prince Fielder's awesomeness, the steamrolling at the hands of the Philadelphia Phillies...

Insteadwe'll let the pictures do the talking. Click to enlarge the goodness:


Yay Scapegoats!Okay, so we totally thought Ned Yost would be the next manager to be fired. We were wrong! I know, there's a first time for everything, huh.

But seriously. Three managers fired in our days and none of them were in charge of the Milwaukee Brewers. Yes, they've won 6-of-9. But still.

The Toronto Blue Jays, in lieu of holding responsible the five players on their 25-man roster who are making over $10 million this season, canned .500 manager John Gibbons. The team's 35-39 record came after a five-game losing streak which left them 10.5 games behind the AL East-leading Boston Red Sox.

Two-time World Series winner with the Jays, Cito Gaston (fired by the club in 1997) will replace Gibbons as the new Jays skipper. Good luck, pal.

[Toronto Star]


Brewers Keep Ned Yost Around for '09

We've been called out for not writing about the Brewers enough. So, buddies I work with, here is a Brewers post just for you. I'm sorry they haven't done anything exciting since signing free agent bad boy, Mike Cameron.

The Milwaukee Brewers exercised manager Ned Yost's 2009 option last fall, but it was never officially announced until a luncheon interview this weekend.

Hired in October of 2002, the 53-year-old former Brewer led his club to a 83-79 record, finishing second in the NL Central behind the Chicago Cubs. Last year marked Milwaukee's first winning season in 15 years, since going 92-70 in 1992.