With Ned no doubt off hunting walrus or water buffalos by now, I thought it would be fitting to send him off in style by recapping his career (at least from 2007-08) in style.
At least in Chuckie Hacks style.
March 2007: Said that Bill Hall will one day compete for the NL MVP award. Um, yeah.
April 2007: Cracked his collarbone when he tripped while jogging near Wrigley Field.
May 2007: Dubbed a new Chris Capuano pitch the "Funky McNasty." That ended well.
June 2007: Said he'd feel pretty good about having Pee Wee Herman playing baseball in the Brewers organization. Was later reminded that he already had Craig Counsell.
September 2007: Brought in Greg Aquino to douse (or fuel?) a rally in a high-leverage situation in the middle of a pennant race.
September 2007: Was brought back for the 2008 season with a vote of confidence from Doug Melvin.
Late September 2007: Beaned Albert Pujols at the end of a pennant race. Brad approved. Doug Melvin likely didn't.
November 2007: Yost just misses being named NL Manager of the Year, finishing 7th with 2 3rd place votes.
February 2008: Toys with the idea of batting catcher Jason Kendall 8th in the batting order. Implements this plan in April, with little success.
February 2008: Called a breakout season for Rickie Weeks "almost a done deal." Weeks has a stellar .233/.340/.387 line going this year with 12 bombs as of press time.
May 2008: Got fired, according to Badger Blogger and cited by Journal Sentinel reporter Tom Haudricourt. Ned promptly removes Tom H. from his Fave 5.
July-August 2008: Settled in to the Money Order as a way to reduce thinking. Actually, eliminate thinking.
September 2008: Gets fired after starting September 3-11.
It was a good run Ned. God speed.