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Grover resigns?

Unread postby swerb » Sun Jul 01, 2007 2:15 pm

Just running a couple errands, got the Tribe game on the radio.

Hammie says he was just handed a note. Mike Hargrove is resigning as manager of the Mariners. Presser scheduled for 2:30.

I can think of only two things.

One, with the Mariners winners of seven straight, and right in the thick of the playoff race ... Grover went to Mariners management about an extension and they wouldn't do it. Similar to how Charlie Manuel went out here.

Either that or something medical.

Lets hope its the former. Grover is one of the all time good guys in this franchise's history, and he managed this team through it's greatest run in the modern era.
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Unread postby T_N_T » Sun Jul 01, 2007 2:16 pm

hmm puzzling...
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Unread postby furls » Sun Jul 01, 2007 2:20 pm

Based on the sketchy early details being reported, this reeks of some type of slap in the face from upper management/ownership (or medical emergency). If we don't hear about a condition today, than I would presume that it was a slap in the face.
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Unread postby BruceK » Sun Jul 01, 2007 2:30 pm

From the Seattle Times:

"The Mariners clubhouse closed at 11 a.m. for a team meeting, and the team issued a release announcing Hargrove would resign at the end of Sunday's game against the Toronto Blue Jays.

"Over the past several weeks, I have come to the realization that to be fair to myself and the team, I can not continue to do this job if my passion has begun to fade," Hargrove said, according to the release."

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Unread postby swerb » Sun Jul 01, 2007 2:43 pm

Crazy.

The guy has been on the hot seat for the better part of the last 6-7 years as skipper of Baltimore and Seattle.

Things finally start to turn for him, his team has the look of a playoff team ... and his passion fades. Best of luck to Grover in whatever he decides to do.
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Unread postby bowl » Sun Jul 01, 2007 2:53 pm

there's gotta be something more to this.
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Unread postby The Math God » Sun Jul 01, 2007 2:57 pm

Watching the press conference online
It just sounds like Grover is tired.
He wanted to quit 2-weeks ago but the team asked him to think about it and they thought he was going to wait til the All Star Game. But after today, Seattle goes on the road and he wanted to tell the players in Seattle.

Unless they are covering something up, I think it is legit.

He just needs a break from the day-to-day grind
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Unread postby BruceK » Sun Jul 01, 2007 2:59 pm

Hanging out in Seattle must be a drag when you could be in Hinckley instead.
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Unread postby swerb » Sun Jul 01, 2007 3:02 pm

BruceK wrote:Hanging out in Seattle must be a drag when you could be in Hinckley instead.

I agree. Seattle's Best and Starbucks don't got shit on "Lou's Coffee" in Hinckley. Less rain too.
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Unread postby BruceK » Sun Jul 01, 2007 7:05 pm

And instead of some buzzards, just a bunch of annoying Microsoft millionaires.
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Unread postby pup » Sun Jul 01, 2007 8:22 pm

Is Pat Riley taking over for him?
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Unread postby furls » Sun Jul 01, 2007 8:39 pm

pup,

those are my favorite woody hayes quotes ever. Thank you for making the scarlet pump through my veins just a little bit harder 70 days before football season!
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Unread postby NoWearMan » Mon Jul 02, 2007 10:28 am

In watching more interviews, it almost sounds like there was some marital stress involved with this "decision". His wife was saying that baseball had become more important than family, or some such garbage.

I was always a grover fan, but after he left cleveland it became apparent that he's overrated as a manager. butch davis could have managed the 90's tribe teams just as well.
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Unread postby Mr. MacPhisto » Mon Jul 02, 2007 10:57 am

NoWearMan wrote:I was always a grover fan, but after he left cleveland it became apparent that he's overrated as a manager. butch davis could have managed the 90's tribe teams just as well.


But could Eric Wedge have done so?
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