I believe that Davey Johnson works for some college on news. He claims
that he is no longer interested in managing a baseball team. Since Davey is
a ex-Giant,it would be interesting if Davey manages the Tokyo Giants.
Okada was not only the one who cost Don Blasingame's manegial job at
Dave Hilton as well in 1980 season.
>From: Michael Owen <michaelo@...>
>Subject: [j-ball] Re: Hanshin
>Date: Wed, 31 Oct 2001 01:30:09 +0000
>Well, Kakefu's name cropped up last time they were looking for a manager,
>but the powers that be thought he wasn't ready just quite yet (whatever
>means - as if being a TV commentator gives you the extra experience you
>need). I was sort of hoping Davey Johnson might have been in the running
>you probably remember he made a trip out to Japan at the time ostensibly
>touch base with Nagashima.
>Is Okada the farm manager? If so, he's got the credentials. Now he's also
>the rookie who got Don Blasingame into trouble back in 1980, isn't he?
>Blasingame is the only foreign manager the Tigers have ever had, and he
>refused to play Okada, which made the fans angry, so of course he had to
> > I understand that one of the candidates being considered to replace
> > Akinobu Okada.
> > I haven't heard Kakefu's name mentioned (isn't he a commentator now?),
> > that would no doubt
> > be a popular choice.
> > Gary
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