|05-29-2009, 01:49 PM||#1|
This one's for Pat!
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: SLC, UT
Adios, Clint Hurdle!
Ding dong the witch is dead.
Nice guy. But it was long past time.
I hope Jim Tracy is a temporary solution, to get them through the rest of the season.
Clint Hurdle's seven-year run as the Rockies' manager will end today, according to a major-league source. With an off day to discuss the situation, the Rockies are poised to make a change given that their poor start has begun to affect attendance and fan interest.
The team has scheduled a 2:30 p.m. news conference to announce the change. Bench coach Jim Tracy will be promoted to interim manager.
The Dodgers broomed the Rockies at Coors Field Wednesday, outscoring them 31-13 in the series and sending them a season-high 10 games under .500. The ugly losses — every game featured a big inning from the Dodgers — intensified speculation that Hurdle might be let go. While blaming themselves for the poor performance, multiple players said they expected a move. That talk was based on the team's home (7-13) and overall record (18-28).
Hurdle has been the Rockies' manager since 2002, when he took over for Buddy Bell three weeks into the season.
Tracy was named the bench coach this past offseason after two seasons in Pittsburgh as the manager and five seasons in Los Angeles.