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    Marlins hire Girardi to replace McKeon news services

    Joe Girardi has agreed in principle to become the Florida Marlins' new manager.

    The contract will be finalized tonight, and the New York Yankees bench coach officially will be announced as Florida's manager Thursday in Miami, Peter Gammons and Florida media outlets reported.

    "We're close," owner Jeffrey Loria said. "We're trying to put it all together and sign a contract."

    Girardi, who also interviewed for the Tampa Bay job, has no managing experience. He spent 15 years as a major league catcher, then went into broadcasting in 2004 and came out of the booth to join the Yankees' staff this season.

    Girardi met informally earlier this month with Loria, then met in New York on Oct. 12 with Loria, general manager Larry Beinfest and assistant general manager Mike Hill.

    The 41-year-old Girardi would succeed Jack McKeon, who led the Marlins to the World Series title in 2003 but resigned after the team finished a disappointing 83-79 this year.

    Girardi was a member of three World Series championship teams with the Yankees before ending his playing career in 2003. He caught two no-hitters with the Yankees and also played for the Chicago Cubs, Colorado Rockies and St. Louis Cardinals.

    Among other candidates interviewed by the Marlins were Atlanta Braves bench coach Fredi Gonzalez, Oakland Athletics third-base coach Ron Washington and Tampa Bay coach Billy Hatcher.

    The Associated Press contributed to this report.[/b][/quote]

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  • #2
    I'll enjoy watching this team play in Las Vegas in 2009.
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    • #3
      QUOTE(lasvegasreb @ Oct 19 2005, 02:52 PM) Quoted post

      I'll enjoy watching this team play in Las Vegas in 2009.
      the Las Vegas Bookies?
      Sponsor of Adam Wainwright
      Sponsor of the $0.50 any-size frozen coke at Mobil on the Run when the Cards score six
      There are 24 teams in baseball with a longer World Series drought than the St. Louis Cardinals.
      "I told myself from the beginning, 'If he's going to throw a shutout, then he's going to tie,' ... he was not going to beat me today." ---Adam Wainwright, 8/11/10
      "I was confused." ---Tim McCarver, 7/30/15


      • #4
        He's a Northwestern grad. He played for the Cubs. It's tough to overlook such a transgression, but I'm sure Girardi bleeds purple, so I'll immediately put him down as the smartest manager in baseball.
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        For more than 20 years I have endeavored-indeed, I have struggled-along with a majority of this Court, to develop procedural & substantive rules that would lend more than the mere appearance of fairness to the death penalty endeavor.

        I feel morally and intellectually obligated simply to concede that the death penalty experiment has failed.

        The path the Court has chosen lessens us all. I dissent.