Tuesday, September 16, 2008

The Yost Era: A Look Back

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.


Been Cobra'd said...

Excellent work from the Chuckie editorial staff.

ClownShipLollypop said...

A very good recap of the man, the myth, the loser... Nervous Ned.

D'Amico's one good year said...

I love how ya'll were linked by Deadspin, but they called you "Charlie Hacks"... Beautiful. I suppose if it doesn't have anything to do with Philly, A.J.& Co. ain't lending any oversight.

Seriously, though, exellent post.

Goldy said...

Charlie Hacks is our birth name.

Bruce said...

I still have a real job.

Ned does not.

Who has the last laugh?

For the record, I did offer the caveat that it was an "unsubstantiated rumor."

Oh well....

D'Amico's one good year said...

Your maiden name, huh?

That Chuckie is a lucky fella!