Mazzone bails

As Greg noted in the comments of Daniel’s post, Leo Mazzone has signed a three year deal with the Orioles.

Nice work, Schuerholz. Why don’t you get out there and snag us a couple more Reitsmas and Kolbs?

Still, it warms the cockles of my Yankee-hating heart that Mazzone won’t be covered in putrid pinstripes next summer.

7 Comments so far

  1. Paulie [eatl/ga] (unregistered) on October 20th, 2005 @ 10:01 am

    WoooHooo! Maybe the Braves’ Reign of Tyranny will finally come to an end!

    Paulie — frustrated Mets fan

  2. LEO (unregistered) on October 20th, 2005 @ 1:34 pm

    I’ll leave Mike Hampton behind as pitching coach. He has nothing to do anyway and feels “real bad” about idling away “all them millions.”

  3. David Ortiz (unregistered) on October 20th, 2005 @ 3:00 pm

    How can you knock Schuerholz for this? Mazzone has been in Atlanta since the Magna Carta was signed — you expect him to let career opportunities to float by forever?

    Fact is, Schuerholz is the best thing the Braves have got going for them, your criticism notwithstanding. Atlantans have no idea what they’ve got here — as evidenced by the fact that the Braves can’t sell out playoff games. That’s pathetic. Once this city gets behind them, they might start winning in October. Until then, well, how would *you* feel if you looked up during the NLDS and saw a bunch of empty seats?

  4. Paulie [eatl/ga] (unregistered) on October 20th, 2005 @ 3:08 pm

    Maybe there are empty seats because the people who can afford $60 playoff tickets have JOBS and can’t go to day games.

    I don’t like the Braves, but I am tired of people knocking this city because the Braves don’t sell out playoff games created to fill the deep pockets of the owners. Most cities sell out playoff games because they are a novelty; this city has had them for fourteen consecutive years.

  5. Tony (unregistered) on October 21st, 2005 @ 9:26 am

    Ortiz, I hope you don’t expect me to take seriously any criticisms levied by a designated hitter.

  6. David Ortiz (unregistered) on October 24th, 2005 @ 12:09 pm

    Funny, people went to day games for a hundred years…

    Most cities sell out playoff games because they are a novelty; this city has had them for fourteen consecutive years.

    Hey, like I said, if no one cares, why should they win?

  7. Jeanne (unregistered) on October 24th, 2005 @ 3:19 pm

    As a transplanted born and bred Orioles fan (who is also a Braves fan), I had 2 reactions to this news:

    1) OMG! We got the Braves pitching coach! We might actually do something next season!!! :) :)

    2) OMG! We stole something from the Yankees! Nah nee nah nee boo boo!!! :) :) :)

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