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englishzag
11-01-2012, 08:27 AM
Please feel free to move but still pretty cool GU catcher is new Marlins Manager.

ZagMan in Philly
11-01-2012, 08:35 AM
Very cool indeed.

cjm720
11-01-2012, 08:45 AM
Wow very cool. He was a year or two ahead of me if I recall correctly.

Oregonzagnut
11-01-2012, 09:51 AM
He played for the Marlins about 7 years as catcher. Always played smart and batted over .280. As a catcher he went over 5 years straight without an error. Something like 1900 innings without an error!

Following up Guillen will be tough since the expectations are high and he was so outspoken. But Redmond is a level head and he knows baseball and will let the wins speak for themselves.

Zag365
11-01-2012, 10:06 AM
Tools of ignorance, indeed! The catcher position (as compared to all other fielders) seems to be the most frequent source of managerial talent. Probably has something to do with the temperament, grit, and ability to handle other players (esp. pitchers) required of the position.

sittingon50
11-01-2012, 10:21 AM
Great news! I know they have been interviewing a # of guys (including some former Major League managers). His personal relationship with ownership apparently really helped out.

IIRC he played for Leyland & Gardenhire; good guys to learn from.

Good Luck, Mike.

Pargo the Destroyer
11-01-2012, 03:36 PM
He played for the Marlins about 7 years as catcher. Always played smart and batted over .280. As a catcher he went over 5 years straight without an error. Something like 1900 innings without an error!

Following up Guillen will be tough since the expectations are high and he was so outspoken. But Redmond is a level head and he knows baseball and will let the wins speak for themselves.

A level head huh? Some of you will either be in denial or say " this isn't what zags do ". I choose to find this hilarious and great. Read on.



When He Was A Player, The Marlins’ New Manager Did Basically Everything Naked

Mike Redmond is the new administrative face of the failed Marlins. He got that job presumably because he’s a reliable, steadfast leader. A grit guy. A scrapper. A serious fellow, unlike Ozzie, that putz.

But because we have short baseball memories, and because we never followed the Marlins or Twins, we didn’t realize that Redmond is a glorious weirdo. The Minneapolis Star Tribune explains how he used to be a pillar of the clubhouse in other ways:

In the beginning, there was the Naked Walk, and it was good.

Twins catcher Mike Redmond would stand near his locker before a game and announce that he needed coffee. He would strip, then troll for caffeine and attention.



Soon, the Naked Walk was not enough. “You’ve got to keep it fresh,” he said.



So when his teammates became accustomed to the Naked Walk, he would step onto the card table holding their cribbage game and strut above them on his way to the kitchen. “I got a little nervous,” bullpen coach Rick Stelmaszek said, “when he walked over the table and nobody bothered to look. They don’t bat an eye at him anymore.”

He also used to do this, when he was on the Marlins, from the Sun-Sentinel:

It will be will be fun to see if he brings back naked flips. Flips is another term hitters use for soft toss. Someone tosses baseballs toward a batter, who swats them into the netting or toward the opposite end of the batting cage. In 2003, Redmond put a distinctive spin on the drill. Hoping to get the Marlins out of a losing streak, he headed into the cage wearing nothing but socks and spikes and batting gloves, and proceeded to take what became known as “naked flips.”

Oh, holy god. We’re now really scared about the 2013 Marlins.

Pargo the Destroyer
11-01-2012, 03:40 PM
There's a link for ya.

[URL="http://blogs.sun-sentinel.com/sports_baseball_marlins/2012/10/miami-marlins-managerial-candidate-mike-redmond-and-naked-flips-buehrle-reaction.html"]

Oregonzagnut
11-01-2012, 09:38 PM
A level head huh? Some of you will either be in denial or say " this isn't what zags do ". I choose to find this hilarious and great. Read on.......Naked Flips.

Everyone's a character in some way and how smart is naked flips? Chicks probably really dug it. My "level head" comment regarded his play on the field and his near 6 yr, 1900 inning, string of errorless game play. Regardless of his coordinated antics, his game play has never been anything but focussed and smart.

And that is Zaglike, flips and all.

Birddog
11-02-2012, 03:21 AM
When He Was A Player, The Marlins’ New Manager Did Basically Everything Naked
I guess it's another example of "Once a Zag always a Zag".

sittingon50
11-13-2012, 08:50 PM
Mike's job just got a lot harder as Marlins shed payroll to Blue Jays.

http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/8629079/jose-reyes-josh-johnson-verge-being-traded-miami-marlins-toronto-blue-jays-sources-say

gu03alum
11-14-2012, 04:01 AM
The Marlins are a joke