September 06, 2002

Fire him:
Milwaukee Brewers farm director Greg Riddoch should lose his job just for saying something this stupid:

Fans just have to be patient. It took the Minnesota Twins about eight years to get there. Everybody looks at their team and says, 'All of a sudden they've got all these good young players.' Well, it didn't happen all of a sudden. I coached third base for Tampa Bay in 1998 and '99 and they got their tails kicked. But now, four years later, they've got an awfully nice looking team.
Based on the latest standings, the only team with more losses than the Brewers are the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. Better revenue sharing can't help a team that is run by idiots.

posted by shackbar to baseball at 11:28 PM - 3 comments

I think he means "in the farm system". Of course, losing Chuck Lamaar was probably Tampba Bay's biggest gain. Now if they could just ditch Vince and that stadium and that town, they'd be all set.

posted by yerfatma at 08:57 AM on September 07

But looking at the context of Riddoch's quote, it certainly appears he's talking about the Tampa Bay team losing right now. He compares 1998 and 1999 with today, four years later.

posted by shackbar at 12:12 AM on September 08

And who owns the Brewers? The daughter of Commissioner Bud Selig. As badly as he has run MLB as commish, his daughter hasn't exactly made a case for "genius of the year".

posted by jasonbondshow at 12:43 AM on September 08

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