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Jim Tracy's Managerial Career - Over?
2007-10-01 08:44
by Jon Weisman
Note: The Dodger Thoughts blog has moved to the Los Angeles Times.

The ex-Dodger skipper's job is on the line and is not likely to ever become the fish who saved Pittsburgh, according to Dejan Kovacevic of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and should enter retread status.

That doesn't mean a team won't take a chance on him, but with his weaknesses exposed, getting the next job will be harder than getting the last one.

Comments
2007-10-01 11:15:53
1.   Bob Timmermann
If Jim Tracy is fired and Dodger Thoughts doesn't notice, did it really happen?
2007-10-01 11:32:21
2.   Sam DC
How did this post slip in here?

Did Winston Smith have something to do with it?

2007-10-01 11:50:13
3.   Andrew Shimmin
Where will he go? What will he do? Has Tracy established bona fides enough to pick up a job commentating somewhere?
2007-10-01 12:00:14
4.   Zak
This makes me sad even though I thought he was so incompetent at what he did. I always thought of Jim Tracy as a nice guy who was in over his head as a manager in MLB. Maybe he can get a job coaching some kids in AAA close to home or something. I remember liking him a lot and wanting him to succeed badly. The Paul Quantrill/Eric Gagne game in Arizona was the beginning of the end.

I can't imagine him in the commentary booth. There'd be a lot of questionning and answerring, both by him.

2007-10-01 12:19:10
5.   dzzrtRatt
3 His style would be perfect if PBS ever gets the MLB contract. Tracy's delivery is a combination of Sesame Street and the latest Ken Burns documentary.
2007-10-01 12:27:20
6.   dzzrtRatt
This clip from another story on the PG site makes it appear as if the players were not exactly trying to save his job, or their own jobs:

"One veteran pitcher took specific umbrage with the scene this weekend, when the Pirates topped 90,000 in attendance but mostly went through the motions in being swept by St. Louis.

"'You look at all these people still coming to our games, and you'd think that would get guys pumped up,' the pitcher said. 'Nothing. It had no effect. It's just another day.'

"And this on a weekend when the Pirates' players had two reasons -- beyond pride -- to perform well: One was that a new general manager, Neal Huntington, was evaluating the roster for the first time. Two, of course, was that manager Jim Tracy's job is on the line."

2007-10-01 12:57:43
7.   Bob Timmermann
The only pitchers on the Pirates staff that could possibly be making comments like that would be Matt Morris or Shawn Chacon.
2007-10-01 13:44:12
8.   El Lay Dave
Do I think I've managed my last game for the Pittsburgh Pirates organization? I don't know; that's for the new management to decide, whether they want me to stay and help them develop the team or they want to move in a new and different direction.

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