June 22, 2006

Narron: All-Star Coach

Jerry Narron, manager of the Cincinnati Reds, is headed to Pittsburg this All-Star break to serve on the National League coaching staff.

Much ado was made about Narron recently completing his first 162 games with the team and his 83-78 record in that span. The Reds are 39-34 so far this season under his leadership, second in the central division.

He keeps this up, and it's gonna be mighty tough to hire Lou Piniella in the off-season.

Narron will certainly be accompanied by Bronson Arroyo, possibly by Ken Griffey, Jr., and probably not by Brandon Phillips or David Ross.

6 comments to “Narron: All-Star Coach”

  1. Geki says:

    It’d be nice to get a real manager at some point. That means not Jerry and not Lou. How about Ozzie Guillen?

  2. sweaver says:

    Spelling note: Pittsburgh has an “h” at the end. Used to be spelled without, at the turn of the previous century.

    Guillen manager here? Whatsa matta you? Narron is doing just fine.

  3. Red Hot Mama says:

    I suppose I deserved that spelling check. I don’t know why I find it so difficult to spell “Pittsburgh.” And even that’s not half as hard as “Milwaukee.”

    In my last game wrap, I claimed that the third game would be the rubber match–in a four-game series. That’s a pretty big one, too.

  4. Zeldink says:

    Don’t sweat the misspellings. It’s a blog. Typos make it more [i]real[/i].
    [quote]Much ado was made about Narron recently completing his first 162 games with the team and his 83-78 record[/quote]This is true. There was quite a bit of press about Narron’s first 162 games, with most places comparing it to the Reds previous 162 games, where they had actually stunk. Nice way to get in a subtle jab at the previous manager, don’t you think?

    Yeah, Dave Miley sucked. Thanks for reminding me. I had almost forgotten the strange, chair-stealing, jersey-hiding shenanigans that marked his tenure.

  5. Skeeter says:

    Hey, she got the important part right: C-i-n-c-i-n-n-a-t-i

  6. sweaver says:

    Yep. Three “n”s, not all consecutive.